Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/28/14

Written by scott on March 28th, 2014

UK WeddingsHere’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!

Canada: World Vision Canada says it can’t legally discriminate against married gays, unlike its US counterpart. full story

Kenya: Despite saying homosexuality is as serious as terrorism, Kenyan Majority Leader Aden Duale says there will be no new, harsh laws against gays in Kenya. full story

Kyrgyzstan: A proposed bill in this formerly Russian country would make “a positive attitude to unconventional sexual orientation” a crime, punishable with a year in jail. full story

Russia: HRC is giving an additional $40k to Russian LGBT groups. full story

UK: A new survey shows that younger gay men are much more excited about getting married than their older counterparts. full story

UK: One in five UK adults say they would not attend a same sex wedding if invited. full story

UK: Two thirds of UK teachers say they are not prepared to teach kids about marriage equality. full story

UK: The Archbishop of Canterbury says the church will stop resisting marriage equality. full story

UK: The first same sex weddings in England and Wales will take place tonight just after midnight. full story

USA: Watermark profiles the 14 greatest foes of LGBT Equality in the US. Strangely, Scott Lively is left out.full story

USA: Modern Family Actor Ty Burrell is proud of the show’s role in “planting the seed” on marriage equality. full story

USA: The US Justice Department held a training session for law enforcement officials to teach them how they can better serve the transgender community. full story

USA: Groupon is launching its first marriage equality deal. full story

USA, California: San Diego’s new Republican Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, just became the chair for Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. full story

USA, Hawaii: Following in Illinois’ footsteps, the Catholic schools in Hawaii will require teachers to sign a new contract that says they will be fired if they are gay. full story

USA, Michigan: Journalist Chris Johnson looks at the marriage equality fight going on back in his home state. full story

USA, Minnesota: A bill that would have banned ex-gay therapy failed in the legislature. full story

USA, Oklahoma: An appeals court overturned a ruling blocking a name change for transgender women in the state.full story

USA, Pennsylvania: The state’s Treasurer, Rob McCord, just thrwe his support behind marriage equality in a friend of the court brief. full story

 

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