Marriage Equality Round-Up 4/16/14

Written by scott on April 16th, 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!

Canada: Pete LaBarbera is in jail in Canada awaiting a hearing on hate speech charges. full story

Norway: Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, thinks the Church of Norway should be open to same sex weddings. full story

USA: A new group called “Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry” is putting pressure on the GOP to change its mind on the issue. full story

USA: Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark says he has always supported marriage equality. full story

USA: The American Unity PAC, a Republican super PAC that supports pro-marriage equality GOP candidates, raised $2.75 million in the first quarter. full story

USA: The liberal Constitutional Accountability Center and the libertarian Cato Institute are joining forces to fight for marriage equality in the US. full story

USA: The New York Times discusses how President Obama finally “evolved” on marriage equality. full story

USA, Illinois: Nearly 1,000 same sex couples have applied for marriage licenses in the Chicago area. full story

USA, Kentucky: Baptists are the primary reason for the state’s continued ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, Ohio: Senator Rob Portman re-iterated his belief that, although he personally supports marriage equality, state’s rights should trump it. full story

USA, Utah: Will married same-sex couples’ jointly filed taxes be accepted by the state? full story

 

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