Marriage Equality Round-Up 8/19/14

Written by scott on August 19th, 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!

China: For gay men in China, marrying a woman can prove costly. full story

Cuba: Mariela Castro cast a solitary protest vote against an employment rights bill, because it failed to prevent discrimination based on gender identity. full story

Israel: Dot429 looks at the tension over marriage in the country. full story

Italy: An Italian magazine is in hot water after it sent out a free book of “gay jokes” to its subscribers. full story

Italy Gay Joke Book

Uganda: After losing funds from the USA, The Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, John Baptist Odama, is calling for people to leave gays alone. full story

USA, New York: The anti-gay Sultan of Brunei is looking to expand his hotel network to New York. full story

USA, South Carolina: LGBT activists hope the buzz surrounding a gay wedding expo in Charleston will show how much moneythe state’s businesses are losing to the ban on same-sex marriage. full story

USA,Texas: AT&T has contributed $75K to anti-gay Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott’s campaign for governor. full story

USA, Utah: The state asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for more time Monday to file its appeal in a same-sex marriage recognition case. full story

USA, Virginia: The People of Faith for Equality in Virginia (POFEV) released a list of 66 officiants ready to marry same-sex couples on the day the ruling becomes final and gay marriage in Virginia is legal. full story


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