Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/26/14

Written by scott on March 26th, 2014

Gay Wedding - RingsHere’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: A bill has been introduced that would expunge convictions for being gay that occurred before the law was changed in 1984. full story

Dominican Republic: The gay US Ambassador to the country attended a reception with the country’s president that was initially postponed because Ambassador Brewster is a gay, married man. full story

Russia: The anti-gay World Congress of Families has suspended plans for a conference in Russia, citing the current upheaval there. full story

USA: A poll on gay parenting on a doctors’ group website shows that 79% support gay parenting. full story

USA, California: Barilla Pasta, trying to burnish its image in the LGBT community after negative comments by its CEO, is sponsoring a fundraiser for the SF Gay men’s Chorus. full story

USA: The US Supreme Court heard arguments in two “religious freedom” cases that could have broad implications for LGBT equality. full story

USA, Tennessee: The legislature sent a bill to the Governor’s desk that could allow kids to discriminate against others based on their religious beliefs. full story

USA, Texas: A same sex couple is fighting the Attorney General’s attempt to have their lawsuit put on hold while another case is tried. full story

USA, Wisconsin: A Federal judge will hear arguments in the marriage equality case in late August. full story

 

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