Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/4/14

Written by scott on February 4th, 2014

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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!

Brunei: The country’s new Shariah-based penal code would allow the stoning or execution of gays. full story

France: After massive rallies against a proposed gay surrogacy bill in Paris and Lyon, the government has decided to delay the bill. full story

Ireland: Drag queen and activist Panti Bliss took to the stage to set the record straight about her comments about an anti gay group and homophobia. full story

Russia: A schoolgirl has been disciplined for saying she was gay because she was allegedly promoting “non-traditional sexual relations” among her peers. full story

UK: A politician who blamed flooding across the country on gay marriage has been expelled from the UKIP party. full story

USA: Think Progress hilights a GLSEN map showing the US states with anti-gay laws that are worse than Russia’s. full story

USA: HRC is reportedly setting up a “war room” for marriage equality in the US. full story

USA, Georgia: Democratic Senatorial candidate Branko Radulovack just endorsed marriage equality. full story

USA, Indiana: The Senate Rules Committee has scheduled a hearing on the proposed constitutional gay marriage ban for next Monday. full story

USA, New York: The group Queer Nation plans a protest outside Russia’s New York Consulate on Thursday. full story

 

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