Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/3/14

Written by scott on July 3rd, 2014

Gay WeddingHere’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!

Worldwide: 10% of the world population lives in places where marriage equality is legal. full story

Russia: The crackdown against Russia’s LGBT community continues under the country’s anti-gay “propaganda” law. full story

Singapore: An Archbishop who condemned the gay “lifestyle” has apologized, sort-of. full story

UK: Same sex couples who convert their civil partnerships to marriages in the first 12 months will pay no fees to do so. full story

UK: A priest is calling on the Church of England to start marrying same sex couples. full story

Zambia: Two men arrested for “sodomy” have been released after being imprisoned for a year because of lack of evidence.” So didn’t they just serve a 1 year term without ever having been given a trial? full story

USA: Commedian Russel Brand took on GOP darling Ben Carson over marriage equality. full story

USA: Ted Olson thinks the US Supreme Court will take marriage equality nationwide next June. full story

USA, Idaho: A completed recount confirms that voters in Pocatello passed a non-discrimination ordinance covering sexual orientation and gender identity. full story

USA, Minnesota: The investigation into former Vikings player Chris Kluwe’s allegations of homophobia is nearing an end. full story

USA, Mississippi: The state’s anti gay “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” takes effect this week. full story

USA, Nebraska: An Omaha singer has released a CD of gay love songs. full story

USA, New Hampshire: The state Supreme Court sided with the female ex-partner of a woman who married a man and tried to strip her of custody rights to the cild they raised together. full story

USA, Wisconsin: A federal judge is delaying a decision on whether the state has to reimburse plaintiffs’ costs in the marriage equality case. full story


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