Marriage Equality Round-Up 5/16/14

Written by scott on May 16th, 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!

US Marriage Equality Map

Map Courtesy Washington Post

India: The conservative party that wants to keep homosexuality illegal has won the election. full story

Russia: Moscow has banned a parade to honor Eurovision champion Conchita Wurst. full story

UK: Barclays Bank will display a message promoting the International Day Against Homophobia on all of its ATM screens this week. full story

USA: Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks about the upcoming gay wedding on Modern Family. full story

USA: Edge Boston has a list of milesotnes in the fight for marriage equality in the US. full story

USA: Edge Boston looks at how marriage equality tactics have shifted over the last decade. full story

USA: Lambda Legal has just launched a Spanish version of its website. full story

USA: The Washington Post has a rundown of the eleven federal decisions for marriage equality since June, 2013. full story

USA, Idaho: A well-known Idaho wedding venue says it would close rather than serve same sex couples. full story

USA, Massachusetts: The Rev. Irene Monroe recounts how the racial divide came close to derailing marriage equality in Massachusetts ten years ago. full story

USA, Missouri: The Catholic Church fired a woman who helps feed the homeless after learning she had married another woman. full story

US, Texas: Removal of a paragraph protecting transgender access to bathrooms from a proposed Houston LGBT anti-discimination ordinance has caused an uproar. full story

USA, Texas: Two marriage equality plaintiffs came out – as straight allies. full story


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