Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/23/14

Written by scott on February 23rd, 2014

Gay Wedding in Chicago

Gay Wedding in Chicago

Here’s our daily quick round-up of the marriage equality and LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we just didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy!

Mexico: Spain’s former Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said prohibiting same sex couples from marrying is absurd, during a visit to Leon, Guanajuato. full story

Russia: A local gay activist interrupted anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively’s speech in DC. full story

Russia: NBC reporter Bob Costas took a moment during coverage of the Sochi Games to comment on Russia’s anti gay laws. full story

USA: Freedom to Marry is launching a $1 Million ad campaign across the US South. full story

USA, California: Politix looks at how history has vindicated CA Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who as Mayor of San Francisco threw open the doors of City Hall in 2004 to let gay and lesbian couples marry. full story

USA, Illinois: Towleroad.com reports on the first same sex weddings taking place in Illinois. full story

USA, Michigan: The hearing in the marriage equality lawsuit begins Tuesday – Freep.com takes an in-depth look. full story

USA, Oregon: LGBT rights supporters and opponents are debating the 15 word ballot title for a proposed Right to Discriminate initiative. full story

 

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