Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/9/14

Written by scott on July 9th, 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!

Australia: The student group associated with Australia’s Liberal party has called for a free vote on same-sex marriage, despite of the party’s formal opposition. full story

Australia: A greens Senator whose husband transitioned to female says she is proud to be in a same sex marriage. full story

Indonesia: A salon-turned-school offers transgender women a safe place to study and worship. full story

Italy: A group of right-wing politicians and protesters stormed a meeting in Rome, trying to prevent the city from giving the go ahead to a civil unions registry. full story

Jersey: Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand, a marriage equality opponent, lodged a last-minute amendment to the marriage equality bill, delaying it until 2015. full story

Malaysia: LGBT citizens are facing more threats due to a militantly religious government. full story

Ukraine: Think Progress profiles the struggles of the LGBT community in Ukraine. full story

UK: Rumors are swirling in Parliament that the Archbishop of Canterbury secretly supports marriage equality. full story

USA: Evangelicals are slowly becoming more supportive of marriage equality. full story

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USA: A group of faith leaders is urging president Obama to leave religious exemptions out of a planned executive order on LGBT employment. full story

USA, Arizona: Both the state and plaintiffs have asked a judge to rule on the marriage equality lawsuit without a trial. full story

USA, Colorado: In her response to a lawsuit filed against her to force her to stop giving marriage licenses to same sex couples, Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall calls the ban “unconstitutional and unenforceable”. full story

USA, Colorado: The Boulder County Clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples will be in court today fighting a lawsuit trying to shut her efforts down. full story

USA, Michigan: The state’s arguments to not recognize marriages of about 300 couples who married after the ba was struck down do not hold water, plaintiffs say. full story

USA, Minnesota: A group of Minnesota churches set up a booth at twin Cities Pride to try to convert some gays. full story

USA, Ohio: If he runs for President, Rob Portman could be one of the first GOP candidates to support marriage equality (don’t forget Fred Karger!). full story

USA, Utah: Marriage equality advocates will deliver thousands of signatures to the Governor today to urge him to abandon his appeal of the marriage equality ruling. full story

USA, Virginia: A ruling on the state’s marriage equality lawsuit at the fourth circuit is likely imminent. full story

USA, Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker says he knew his son planned to take part in a san=me sex wedding. full story

 

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