Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/21/14

Written by scott on March 21st, 2014

Gay Wedding - HandsHere’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!

Australia, ACT: The Australia Capital Territory just passed a law allowing transgender and intersex citizens to change their gender on their birth certificates. full story

Italy: Italian pop singer Giuseppe Povia is cpmplaining that a song about a gay man being “cured” killed his career. full story

Japan: A hotel and temple are teaming up to offer same sex weddings. full story

Japan: An HI awareness billboard by a gay artist has been censored in Japan. full story

USA: The New York Times takes a look at bisexuality. full story

USA: Does a GOP “hipster” featured in a new youth outreach ad support LGBT rights and marriage equality? full story

USA, Arkansas: The state fled a brief defending its ban on same sex marriage Wednesday. full story

USA, Arkansas: A transgender employee has been fired at McDonalds for using the women’s bathroom. full story

USA, California: The Prop 8 case cost the American Foundation for Equal Rights $6.4 million. full story

USA, Massachusetts: Richard Tisei, a gay GOP congressional candidate from Massachusetts, says the party must back marriage equality if it hopes to remain relevant. full story

USA, New York: A church sign that said “Jesus Would Stone Homos” has spurred Harlem residents to support an LGBT youth program. full story

USA, Oregon: If Judge Michael McShane strikes down Oregon’s ban on same sex weddings, will couples be allowed to marry immediately? Oregon Live looks at the issues. full story

USA, Virginia: The marriage equality case will be argued at the Fourth Circuit on May 13th. full story

 

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