Marriage Equality Round-Up 4/22/14

Written by scott on April 22nd, 2014

Here’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!

World Wrestling Entertainment and NoH8

World Wrestling Entertainment and NoH8

India: The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its decision on the country’s anti-gay sodomy law. full story

Philippines: The Philippine National Police have endorsed a bill that would help LGBT crime victims. full story

Uganda: An anti-gay pastor is being accused of promoting homosexuality because he brings it up wherever he goes. Now that’s poetic justice. full story

USA: The WWE Supports marriage equality with NoH8 photo shoot. full story

USA: Twelve US states still ban “sodomy”. full story

USA: The GOP base is standing firm against marriage equality, a new poll says. full story

USA, Illinois: The Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting 15 free same sex weddings in support of marriage equality. Couples will be chosen in a contest out of 100 applicants. full story

USA, Indiana: A federal judge says the state hasn’t given him one valid reason why the state shouldn’t recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom is terminally ill. full story

USA, Ohio: The state gave the green light to signature collectors to overturn the state’s ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, Oregon: National Organization for Marriage is trying to stick its long nose into the marriage equality lawsuit. full story

USA, Oregon: Representatives from more than a dozen groups working with the African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American and Native American communities announced their support for marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, Texas: Openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker just introduced a broad anti discrimination bill. full story

USA, Virginia: 13 states and DC have filed an amicus brief in favor of marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, Virginia: A new report from the Williams Institute at UCLA says marriage equality spending could top $60 million in three years in the state. full story

USA, Wyoming: Governor Matt Mead affirmed his stance against marriage equality. full story


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