Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/2/14

Written by scott on July 2nd, 2014

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!

Austria: EuroPride winner and drag sensation Conchita Wurst says she is still waiting for her right to marry in her home country. full story

Brazil: The Spanish-language broadcast company showing World Cup matches took a stand against the homophobia displayed by some fans. full story

Italy: Was former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pushed to embrace LGBT rights by his girlfriend? full story

New Zealand: The number of new civil unions has dropped in half since the country approved marriage equality.full story

UK: A bisexual man is due to be deported to Jamaica. full story

Uganda: President Museveni has been invited by president Obama to the first ever American-African Summit scheduled to take place in Washington in August this year. full story

USA: The Ninth Circuit will hear marriage equality cases from Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii in September. full story

USA: In a new video, kids aged 13-18 talk about the use of homophobic slurs. full story

USA: Slate’s new tool lets you write your own marriage equality ruling. full story

USA: President Obama says a gay college professor helped shape his views on LGBT issues. full story

USA, California: Several gay bars in San Diego received threatening letters on the anniversary of marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, California: A bill headed to the Governor’s desk removes language from the family code that says marriage must be “between a man and a woman” and substitutes gender-neutral language throughout. It also removes limits on recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages. full story

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USA, California: Burger King sold a “Pride Whopper” for SF Pride this last weekend. full story

USA, Colorado: Despite threats from the state, the Boulder County clerk continues to give marriage licenses to same sex couples. full story

USA, Delaware: Delaware marriage equality is a year old. full story

USA, Florida: A marriage equality lawsuit gets its day in court today. full story

USA, Indiana: Conservative talk show hosts “Chicks on the Right” support equal rights for same sex couples but are conflicted over marriage equality. full story

USA, Indiana: The Seventh Circuit has ordered the state of Indiana to immediately recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple where one partner is terminally ill. full story

USA, Indiana: The state Attorney General is cautioning county clerks to no longer issue marriage licenses to same sex couples pending an appeal of the ruling. full story

USA, Kentucky: A Baptist Church in Louisville will hold a same sex wedding. full story

USA, Kentucky: Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his seat in congress, gave a lukewarm endorsement of marriage equality. full story

USA, Minnesota: Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who supported the proposed constitutional ban in the state on same sex marriage, has been accused of inappropriate sexual relations with priests and other men. full story

USA, New York: At one of her book signings, comedian Joan Rivers officiated the wedding of a same sex couple. full story

USA, North Dakota: The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss a marriage equality lawsuit. full story

USA, Oregon: Anti gay forces in the state are floundering. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: Allegheny County is giving its gay and lesbian employees 11 extra months to marry if they want to retain health care benefits for their partners. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: A High School has cancelled a performance of the play Spamalot because parents complained that it contained a same sex wedding. full story

USA, Texas: The Democratic party’s platform calls out the state GOP for their support of conversion therapy. full story

USA, Utah: The anti-gay World Congress of Families is planning a meeting in Utah in October, 2015. full story

USA, Washington: Some same sex couples in domestic partnerships have opted out of having those partnerships converted to marriage. full story

USA, Wyoming: Four couples suing the state for marriage equality are asking for a immediate ruling. full story

 

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