Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/18/14

Written by scott on July 18th, 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!

Austria: Opera Singer Tamar Iveri, accused of homophobia, will now host a charity concert for LGBT rights. full story

China: A recent ruling means that transgender people can now marry, even though the legislature has not gotten around to codifying it in law. full story

India: LGBT Weekly profiles the state of LGBT rights in Assam, one of the country’s provinces. full story

Lebanon: Police are still using an invasive anal test for homosexuality that is humiliating, painful and ineffective. full story

Malta: Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli says she is ashamed it took the country so long to legalize civil unions for same sex couples. full story

Ukraine: More than 100 AIDS activists en-route to a conference in Australia were killed in the Malaysian Airlines crash yesterday. full story

USA: Two and a Half Men is planning a fake gay wedding plot for its final season. full story

USA, Colorado: A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple is appealing a decision against him. full story

USA, Colorado: LGBT activists held a rally to urge AG John Suthers to drop his defense of the state’s marriage equality ban. full story

USA, Florida: Tallahassee Mayor John Marks is speaking out for marriage equality. full story

USA, Indiana / Wisconsin: The Seventh circuit has cancelled a planned hearing for 8/13 for the two marriage equality cases, saying they will reschedule them soon. full story

USA, Missouri: A lesbian who was fired from a Catholic for pantry after marrying her partner is suing the Diocese. full story

USA, Montana: Republican Attorney General Tim Fox asked a federal court to uphold the state’s ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, Nevada: State Sen. Pat Spearman, a gay state lawmaker and pastor, officiated a same sex wedding over the weekend. full story

USA, Washington DC: Fresh off its Supreme Court win for “religious freedom”, Hobby Lobby plans to build a bible museum in the nation’s capital. full story


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