Marriage Equality Round-Up 4/8/14

Written by scott on April 8th, 2014

Bristol_Post_Gay_Marriage_OutrageHere’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!

Egypt: Four men have been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for the crime of homosexuality. full story

Europe: The European Parliament adopted a new resolution to ensure all member nations recognize the relationships of all European families, gay and straight. full story

Italy: A new “heterosexual pride” organisation has launched in Italy, and will hold its first gathering next month. full story

Netherlands: A court ruled in favor of adoption rights for lesbian mothers. full story

Russia: A gay couple in Sochi has married in Argentina and is now seeking asylum there. full story

UK: Tom Ford just married his long-term partner Richard Buckley in the UK. full story

UK, England: A Bristol newspaper editor says his sales dropped when he published a photo of a same sex wedding o the paper’s cover page. full story

USA: A transgender man’s widow has won her battle against a pension provider. full story

USA: The Social Security Administration has updated its policy regarding transgender citizens, making it easier for them to obtain benefits. full story

USA, Indiana: A federal judge has set a hearing date for April 10th in a marriage equality lawsuit. full story

USA: The “trans 100” list of the top transgender advocates has been released. full story

USA, Kentucky: A survey was distributed to University of Kentucky students asking if they believe homosexuality is a sin, perversion, or mental illness. full story

USA, Mississippi: Tony Perkins attended the signing of the Right to Discriminate bill in Mississippi. full story

USA, Iowa: The state just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the marriage equality ruling there. full story

USA, Louisiana: Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), who campaigned on family values and against marriage equality, was caught on camera making out with a female staffer. full story

USA, Nebraska: A bill that would prohibit discrimination in housing and employment has stalled in the state Senate after a conservative-led filibuster. full story

USA, Ohio: A state lawmaker has renewed his calls to seek impeachment of a judge who is ruling in favor of marriage equality. full story

USA, Utah: The hearing in the Utah marriage equality case will be a full hour, twice as long as usual. full story

USA, Virginia: 14 state attorneys general filed a brief in the marriage equality lawsuit essentially arguing that the protections of marriage should not apply to the children of same sex couples. full story

USA, Virginia: Anti-gay activist Mathew Staver submitted a brief supporting the state;s marriage equality ban, calling it “rational”. full story

USA, Wyoming: Wyofile looks at the Wyoming marriage equality lawsuit. full story


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