Marriage Equality Round-Up 6/6/14

Written by scott on June 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!

Americas: The Organization of American States has just approved an LGBT rights resolution. full story

Jamaica: A gay activist was shot to death in front of his home. full story

Jamaica: Human Rights First announced a new campaign to fight homophobia and promote LGBT rights in the island nation. full story

Japan: Actor George Takei hopes Japan will follow the US for marriage equality. full story

Slovakia: ILGA-Europe is condemning Slovakia for banning gay marriage. full story

USA: LGBT activists are urging President Obama to withdraw the nomination of an anti gay judge. full story

USA: Are some straight couples using domestic partnerships as a tax shelter? full story

USA: The Pentagon’s annual gay pride event featured a transgender speaker this year. full story

USA: A federal judge dismissed most of the National Organization for Marriage’s case against the IRS. full story

USA: The NCLR has announced that it can’t support ENDA in its current form because of the religious exemption that was added to the bill. full story

Lucky CharmsUSA: Lucky Charms cereal is running a campaign for Pride Month called #LuckytToBe. full story

USA, New York: The state will no longer require proof of surgery to change someone’s gender on their birth certificate. full story

USA, Texas: Speakers ar the TX GOP convention are expected to take on marriage equality. full story

USA, Utah: An appeals court granted a longer stay to the state in the marriage recognition case while an appeal proceeds. full story

USA, Washington: The state is reminding insurers that they must treat same sex spouses the same as heterosexual spouses. full story

 

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