Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/6/14

Written by scott on March 7th, 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!

Africa: Some people in Africa are starting to speak up against the continent’s new anti gay laws. full story

Cameroon: Four lesbians have been arrested and imprisoned in the African country. full story

Ireland: The Irish Government says it “would not be appropriate” to cut aid to Uganda over the country’s harsh new anti gay law. full story

UK, Northern Ireland: A long-delayed consultation on LGBT rights is set to launch next week. full story

Uganda: Uganda’s Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, speaking at the UN, claimed the country’s harsh new anti gay law is all about protecting children. full story

UK: Half of UK men think gay men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt. full story

USA: The HRC Foundation just released a new report on LGBT legislation state by state. full story

USA: The IRS has posted a video with tax tips for married same sex couples. full story

USA: Republicans at CPAC seem to mostly be ignoring LGBT issues this year. full story

USA: It looks like the US has been giving money directly to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, a group pushing for the newly-signed anti gay law there. full story

USA, Kansas: The Senate has once again shelved any action on a proposed Right to Discriminate bill, this time until at least next year. full story

USA, Massachusetts: St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers just backtracked on a deal that would have allowed an LGBT group to march in the parade for the first time. full story

USA, Mississippi: Gay rights groups are taking the fight for LGBT rights to Mississippi. full story

USA, New Jersey: Lambda Legal is urging the 3rd circuit to uphold the state’s new ban on gay conversion therapy for minors. full story

USA, Utah: The Anti-Defamation League filed a brief in favor of marriage equality in Utah with the 10th circuit. full story

USA, Utah/Oklahoma: Three states with marriage equality – Minnesota, New Jersey, and Hawaii – have not filed briefs in the cases before the 10th Circuit. full story

USA, Washington: Mark Zmuda, the former Eastside Catholic High School vice principal fired for marrying his same-sex partner, is suing over his termination. full story

USA, Washington DC: Our old friends NOM are at CPAC. full story

USA, Wyoming: SDGLN profiles the couples behind the new marriage equality lawsuit in the state. full story

 

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