Marriage Equality Round-Up 8/6/14

Written by scott on August 6th, 2014

Gay Wedding - RingsHere’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!

Chile: A Senate committee approved the civil unions bill yesterday. full story

Cyprus: A new study says you have a better chance of landing a job if you play it straight. full story

Jamaica: A rally will be held today to protest the country’s sodomy ban. full story

New Zealand: Now that marriage equality is a reality, very few couples are entering into civil unions. full story

Russia: The creators of a truth-or-dare style card game have been fined, for “promoting” homosexuality among minors. full story

USA: The AP has an update to where the challenges to marriage equality bans stand in 14 states. full story

USA: Singer and songwriter Colbie Caillat has joined HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality. full story

USA, California: The legislature will consider changes to family laws to expand the rights of gay parents. full story

USA, Colorado: Attorney General John Suthers is holding form to his defense of the state’s marriage equality ban. full story

USA, Kansas: Roeland Park became the second city in Kansas to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. full story

USA, Ohio: Archbishop Dennis Schnurr is asking the 475,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to pray for an anti gay marriage verdict in the six cases before the appellate court today. Never mind that about 60% of US Catholics support marriage equality. full story

USA, Ohio: 700 people rallied for marriage equality in Cincinnati’s Lytle Park ahead of the four state marriage equality hearing. full story

USA, Oklahoma: Attorneys for two lesbian in the state’s marriage equality lawsuit are asking for Tulsa County to cover their legal fees. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has given the go-ahed for its clergy to sign marriage certificates for same-sex couples. full story

USA, Texas: As expected, anti-gay activists are suing over the city’s rejection of their petitions to repeal the new LGBT rights ordinance. full story

USA, Wisconsin: Target has signed onto a brief in support of marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, Wyoming: Marriage equality advocates delivered more than 2,300 signatures to the Governor and AG, asking them to drop their defense of the state’s gay marriage ban. full story


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