Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/31/14

Written by scott on July 31st, 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!

Africa: HRC put out a report on LGBT rights ahead of President Obama’s Afrian Summit. full story

Ireland: A huge marriage equality rally on August 24th will start the countdown to the planned referendum in the spring. full story

Kenya: SDGLN reports that a Kenyan LGBT rights advocate is living in a dump after having been evicted from her apartment. full story

Uganda: The country’s Constitutional Court could rule today on the anti gay law there. full story

UK: Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the government should intervene to keep the Church of England from firing two gay vicars who married their partners. full story

UK: A new survey says that about 1 in 200 UK churchgoers is in a same-sex relationship. full story

USA: Professional skate boarder Tony Hawk supports marriage equality. full story

USA: Three more appellate court hearings on marriage equality are scheduled this summer. full story

USA, Arkansas: State officials are asking a Federal Judge to reject a motion for summary judgment against the state’s marriage equality ban. full story

USA: Strategists behind the scenes are urging the GOP to drop its opposition to marriage equality. full story

USA: Hate group leader Tony Perkins is appearing a lot less on MSNBC and CNN these days, but still is asked back to Fox. full story

USA, Colorado: The anti gay baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple was profiled on the Christian Broadcasting Network. full story

USA, Florida: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacob’s non-endorsement endorsement of marriage equality has angered the county’s LGBT community. full story

USA, Florida: A lesbian plaintiff is asking a judge to invalidate the state’s marriage equality ban and let her divorce her civil union partner. full story

USA, New Jersey: Garden State Equality’s new Executive Director is a transgender woman. full story

USA, North Carolina: Pundits say marriage equality likely to have little impact on Governor’s race in 2016. full story

USA, North Carolina: A lesbian couple who braved lines of anti-gay protesters to request a marriage license in Marion went to DC to get married. full story

USA, South Carolina: Marriage equality activists and supporters lined up around the block to request marriage licenses in Greenville in the wake of the 4th Circuit’s VA decision. full story

USA, South Carolina: South Carolina Equality and the ACLU started a petition to ask the state’s AG to stop defending the marriage equality ban. full story

USA, Texas: AG Greg Abbott claims the state’s ban on marriage equality is to promote procreation, not to punish gays. full story

USA, WV: Lambda Legal filed a motion asking the court to lift the stay on same sex marriage there. full story

USA, Wisconsin: The state Supreme Court has just ruled that the domestic partnership law is constitutional. full story


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