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!
Let’s start with a great quote from Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.
On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart noted that one of the suggested “therapies” to stop someone from being gay is “ordering someone to bottle their feces and sniff it” whenever they are attracted to a man. “Being gay is not a choice. But being a texas Republican is. So my advice is the next time you feel the urge to be a Texas Republican – to replace science textbooks with pictures of humans riding dinosaurs or ban same sex marriage, or put on [a stuffed elephant] hat, sh-t in a jar and sniff it! It won’t cure you but do it anyway. Hopefully it will remind you of what a**holes you’re being.”
Kyrgyzstan: The country is moving ahead with an anti gay bill despite international protests. full story
Russia: The lower house of Russia’s parliament defeated a bill that would have extended the anti-gay law to cover all sexual materials shown to minors. full story
Vatican: A petition with 5,000 signatures has been delivered to the ope, calling on him to ask an anti-gay Ugandan Bishop to resign. full story
USA, Florida: The city council approved a marriage equality resolution 3-2. full story
USA, Florida: Orlando is considering adding transgender protections to its anti-discrimination ordinance. full story
USA, Ohio: Senator Rob Portman, R-OH, is worried that his pro marriage equality stance could make it difficult for him to win a Presidential primary. full story
USA, Ohio: Marriage equality advocates say the tide is turning in their favor in the state. full story
USA, Oregon: The attorney who sued successfully for marriage equality in the state is asking for the state to reimburse him for his legal costs. full story
USA, Texas: Two gay fathers have been denied their request to put both of their names on their twins’ birth certificates. full story