Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/29/14

Written by scott on March 29th, 2014

Gay WeddingHere’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!

Malta: Several ex-Presidents say they agree with George Abela’s stance on not signing the pending civil unions bill. full story

USA: Actress Sally Field referenced her gay son in an open letter against the proposed Right to Discriminate bills popping up around the country. full story

USA, Florida: A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors is defending the state’s ban on same sex marriage, and is trying to get the lawsuit thrown out of court. Shame, shame, shame on you all. full story

USA, Illinois: Lambda Legal is running marriage equality victory ads on the MTA: “You make your life, we make it legal.” full story

USA, Kentucky/Tennessee: Briefing in the two marriage equality cases should be complete at the Sixth Circuit by late June. full story

USA, Michigan: A gay GOP strategist who married his partner last week thinks the Governor has shown “leadership and compassion” to same sex couples. His new husband disagrees. full story

USA, Mississippi: The diluted Right to Discriminate bill went back to the House form the Senate this week – it faces a monday deadline. full story

USA, Tennessee: The state has asked the Sixth Circuit to stay recognition of same sex marriages pending appeal. full story

USA, Texas: A Dallas Methodist minister who officiated at the wedding of a gay couple may not have to face a church trial. full story

USA, Virginia: County clerks defending the state’s ban on marriage equality filed their brief with the Fourth Circuit, claiming that without procreation as a requirement, marriage has no purpose. full story

The Vatican: President Obama did not discuss LGBT issues with the Pope at their meeting yesterday. full story

 

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