Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/4/14

Written by scott on July 4th, 2014

Instagram KissHere’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!

Internet: Instagram removed a photo of a married gay couple kissing because it was deemed “inappropriate”. Instagram apologized and reposted the photo. full story

Internet: Bioware will feature a solely gay character in one of its games. full story

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Worldwide: The UN will extend employee benefits to married same sex couples (and those in civil unions, etc) worldwide. full story

Dominican Republic: Michael Lavers at The Washington Blade takes a look at homophobia in the country. full story

Italy: Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said he is open to civil unions for same sex couples. full story

Italy: Towleroad.com recaps the state of the fight for civil unions and marriage equality in the country. full story

UK: The deportation of a bisexual man from Jamaica has been put on hold – for now. full story

USA: Did actress Raven Symone just come out? full story

USA: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest wouldn’t say if the Hobby Lobby ruling would have an impact on the President’s planned executive order on LGBT employment. full story

USA, California: San Diego will have its first Trans March on July 18th. full story

USA, California: Transportation co-ordinator Uber helped 8 couples get married for SF Pride last weekend. full story

USA, Illinois: A new billboard campaign promoting transgender rights was launched this week in Chicago. full story

USA, Kentucky: Some parents are appealing a Louisville High School’s decision to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: A pesky county clerk who wants to stop same sex weddings in the state has once again been smacked down. full story

USA, Texas: The Log Cabin Republicans have officially denounced the Texas GOP Platform because of the plank supporting conversion therapy for gays. full story

USA, Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker’s son Alex, who is 19, acted as a witness for a same sex wedding last month. full story

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. MY PARTNER AND I WILL GET MARRIED,WE HVE 45 YEARS TOGETHER AND WANT TO IMPROVE ON OUR ECONOMIC FACTORS. BUT DONT WANT TO CALL EACH OTHER HUSBAND. SEEM TO RELATE TO STRAIGHT MARRIAGE TOO MUCH. WE LOVE EACH OTHER NO MATTER YOU CALL US.

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