Marriage Equality Round-Up 8/2/14

Written by scott on August 2nd, 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!

India: Celebrities are taking to social media to express support for LGBT rights in the country. full story

Uganda: Anti Gay “Pastor” Scott Lively’s strategy to export homophobia is in tatters. full story

UK, Northern Ireland: Newly-appointed junior Northern Ireland minister Andrew Murrison says that a bakery that refused to make a “gay marriage” cake must comply with the law. full story

UK: The new Chief Executive for Stonewall UK, Ruth Hunt, says kids should be taught about equality in preschool. full story

USA: The group Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is pushing to change the 2016 GOP platform to be more supportive of marriage equality. full story

USA: Anti gay GOP pundit Ben Carson may run for president in 2016. full story

USA, Florida: The plaintiffs in the marriage equality cases in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are filing to have the cases merged. full story

USA, Kentucky: Equality on Trial has the briefs from the state’s marriage equality lawsuit. full story

USA, New Jersey: The ADF lawyer in the lawsuit against the state’s conversion therapy ban that was just dismissed yesterday says he will appeal the dismissal. full story

USA, Ohio: An unprecedented four state marriage equality hearing is coming up in Cleveland next Wednesday – each state: Kentucky (two cases), Michigan, Ohio (two cases), and Tennessee. full story

USA, South Carolina: Democratic candidate for governor, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, says the state should stop defending its marriage equality ban until the US Supreme Court decides the issue. full story

USA, West Virginia: The plaintiffs in the marriage equality case are asking a judge to lift the stay that was put in place pending the 4th Circuit ruling. full story

USA: Marriage equality advocates in Wisconsin are launching a petition drive to convince AG JB Van Hollen to drop his defense of the ban on gay marriage. full story

Vietnam: A British gay couple who held their ceremony at the British Embassy in Hanoi became the first gay couple to marry legally in Vietnam. full story

 

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