Marriage Equality Round-Up 4/24/14

Written by scott on April 24th, 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!

China: A proposed law would allow transgender people to marry, but only if they had gender reassignment surgery first. full story

Singapore: A gay man has withdrawn his lawsuit alleging discrimination at his firm. full story

UK: A majority of conservative voters support marriage equality, a new poll shows. full story

USA: Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the hit series, supports marriage equality. full story

USA: Jars Of Clay vocalist Dan Haseltine, a Cristian singer, tweeted out his support of marriage equality. of course, the blowback began immediately. full story

USA: Jodie Foster has married her partner in a private ceremony over the weekend. full story

USA: Matt Bomer apparently also got married – three years ago. full story

USA: A new book from Matthew Vines is stirring up a debate on marriage equality and evangelical churches. full story

USA: HRC’s Chad Griffin has responded to the controversy around the new marriage equality book, Forcing the Spring. full story

USA, California: Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the marriage equality/Prop 8 case in California, underwent conversion therapy when he was young. full story

USA, Maryland: A Jewish group is holding a “conversation about same-sex marriage” on May 4th in Rockville. full story

USA, Mississippi: The town of Magnolia passed a pro-LGBT resolution last night on a vote of 3-2. full story

USA, Missouri: A house committee lead by the GOP is considering impeaching Governor Jay Nixon over his decision to allow married same sex couples to file their state taxes jointly. full story

USA, Virginia: The Fourth Circuit will allow a full hour for arguments in the marriage equality case in 5/13. full story

 

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