Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/25/14

Written by scott on March 25th, 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!

India: A fledgling political party is putting LGBT rights front and center in its party platform. full story

Ukraine: The European Union has apparently dropped its requirement that Ukraine adopt laws protecting its gay and trans citizens from discrimination, as a prerequisite to visa free travel within the EU. full story

USA: The US Supreme Court passed on its first opportunity to take up the New Mexico photography case that pits LGBT rights against religious liberty. full story

USA: Melanie Nathan calls out HRC for its contradiction in both fighting Right to Discriminate laws and supporting a version of ENDA which includes similar provisions. full story

USA: Is Mozilla’s new CEO anti gay? full story

USA: Daytime alk show host Jerry Springer will no longer use the word “tranny”. full story

USA, Alabama: A woman who’s son was killed in a car crash wants to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to recognize her son’s marriage to another man. The mother is afraid that would mean she would lose out on the insurance money from the accident. Lovely. full story

USA, California: Stanford University will help to fund an anti-marriage equality event in order to avoid the appearance of stifiling first amendment protections. full story

USA, Florida: The state’s first openly gay judge thinks marriage equality will come to Florida by 2016. full story

USA, New York: A church in Harlem that posted a sign saying “Jesus Would Stone Homos” was vandalized with graffiti that read “Godd is Gay”. full story

USA, Mississippi: A Mississippi county is believed to be the first government entity in the state to officially record a same sex marriage. full story

 

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