Marriage Equality Round-Up 6/21/14

Written by scott on June 21st, 2014

Gay Wedding - RingsHere’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!

Channel Island, UK: The Trade Union Centre has launched a campaign to encourage the island’s government to recognize marriage equality. full story

Uganda: Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo says the government won’t be blackmailed into repealing its anti gay law. full story

UK: Stonewall England and Wales is asking the transgender community for feedback on how it can do more to support them. full story

USA: The new video game Sunset Overdrive will allow cross dressing. “You can be female, you can be male, you can be different skin tones and body types. All the clothing is gender neutral. If you want to be a dude in skirt, you can be a dude in a skirt. Just be who you want to be.” full story

USA: In a speech at the annual Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies Pride celebration at the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry said “LGBT rights are human rights, and human rights are LGBT rights.” full story

USA: HRC’s new Project One America campaign features LGBT voices from the Deep South. full story

USA, Arkansas: A state legislative panel approved a resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold the state’s marriage equality ban. full story

USA, Florida: Orlando’s mayor wants to file a brief in support of the state’s marriage equality lawsuits. full story

USA, Kentucky: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: Rick Santorum says he was wrong to have supported the judge who eventually struck down the state’s ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, Texas: Steve Munisteri, chairman of the state GOP, opposes the party plank in support of conversion therapy. full story


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