Marriage Equality Round-Up 5/7/14

Written by scott on May 7th, 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!

India: The Advocate looks at the history of LGBT rights in the country. full story

Uganda: A gay rights activist is seeking asylum in the United States. full story

Uganda: Two LGBT Ugandans are about to go on trual for the crime of being gay. full story

UK: A new study shows that weldoming LGBT employees is good for business. full story

USA, Florida: Edie Windsor wowed the crowd at an Equality Florida gala this week. full story

USA, Idaho: LGBT Weekly profiles the plaintiffs in the marriage equality lawsuit in the state. full story

USA, Indiana: Two GOP legislators who voted for a change that delayed a public vote on a marriage equality ban by two years were ousted from the legislature yesterday. full story

USA, Kentucky: Attorney General Jack Conway, who just announced his candidacy for Governor, says he’s not worried that his refusal to defend the state’s marriage equality ban will hurt him. full story

USA, Nevada: The attorney defending the state’s marriage equality ban made an argument, that if carried to its logical conclusion, would invalidate civil rights for African Americans and women. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: A GOP lawmaker held a hearing to consider impeachment of the state’s Attorney general over her refusal to defend the state’s marriage equality ban – and Democrats walked out. full story

 

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  1. So far, eight attorneys general in the United States have refused to defend their states’ bans on same-gender marriage or on recognition of same-gender marriages lawfully performed elsewhere. The full list is given in Report 20 in “Equal Human Rights and Civil Rights for All Persons, No Matter Their Gender, No Matter Their Sexual Orientation: A Newsletter” (humciv.com).

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