Marriage Equality Round-Up 5/6/14

Written by scott on May 6th, 2014

Gay Wedding - HandsHere’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!

Brunei: A State Department spokesperson on Monday says the US has “serious concerns” about Brunei’s harsh new “stone the gays” law. full story

Canada, Ontario: Toronto Pride will try to break the world record for the largest mass gay wedding. full story

India: Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly has received death threats for her support for LGBT rights, but she refuses to back down. full story

USA: Tye Marini has started a campaign to bring marriage equality to the US release of a Nintendo video game. full story

USA: Two-thirds of NFL fans say Michael Sam’s orientation doesn’t matter. full story

USA: The federal government is seeking dismissal of NOM’s lawsuit against the IRS. full story

USA: Lesbian activist Hilary Rosen says it’s time for President Obama to sign the ENDA executive order, already. full story

USA: Rick Santorum ran into some flack for his anti gay marriage positions from an unexpected source – Fox News. full story

USA: Republican Party platforms in 43 states still oppose marriage equality and LGBT rights. full story

USA, Arkansas: Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he’s still opposed to marriage equality. full story

USA, Hawaii: In basically a historical footnote, the state of Hawaii will officially stop defending its ban on gay marriage, which was made moot when the state legalized marriage equality five months ago. full story

USA, Ohio: The ACLU does not want Attorney Roberta Kaplan to intervene in a marriage equality lawsuit there. full story

USA, Michigan: A transgender woman is seeking crowdfunding to make a documentary about her own story. full story

USA, South Dakota: A lesbian couple is among plaintiffs ready to file a marriage equality lawsuit in the state this week. full story


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