Marriage Equality Round-Up 9/28/14

Written by scott on September 28th, 2014

Gay Wedding - HandsHere’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: There’s a migration underway of LGBT internet users to the new social media site Ello in the wake of the Facebook “real names” scandal. full story

Uganda: The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, was denied a visa to the US because of of his stancw against homosexuality. full story

UK, Wales: The Church in Wales has launched a consultation to decide whether it should solemnise same-sex marriages.
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USA: US couple Shawn and Mike are one of three finalists in a competition to win an $80k dream wedding from an American theater company. full story

USA: Barney Frank said transgender people don’t have rights because they wouldn’t lobby for them in 2007. full story

USA, California: Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a new bill outlawing the “gay panic” defense in court. full story

USA, Florida: The mayors of Tampa and St. Petersburg are joining a growing number of Florida cities that support lawsuits to overturn the state’s ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, Louisiana: The state ruling overturning the marriage equality ban has been appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court. full story

USA, Louisiana: A church in Keithville, Louisiana has ended its five year relationship with Alcoholics Anonymous over concerns that the church might have to allow a same-sex wedding in the future. full story

 

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