Marriage Equality Round-Up October 17

Written by scott on October 17th, 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: Australian journalist Mia Freedman has apologized for saying that gays were similar to pedophiles. full story

Canada: A funeral parlor has canceled an anti-gay conference planned by Peter Labarbera & Bill Whatcott. full story

Ireland: looks at the American right’s attempts to influence the marriage equality fight in Ireland. full story

Puerto Rico: Lambda legal is asking a judge for summary judgment in the marriage equality case here. full story

Taiwan: Christian groups protested at a public hearing on marriage equality outside the Taiwan Parliament in Taipei. full story

USA: The Social Security Agency has been slow to catch up to the new marriage equality states. full story

USA: A federal court has told the National Organization for Marriage that they will not be reimbursed for legal fees for their failed lawsuit in an IRS disclosure case. full story

USA: A proposal to overturn the ban on military service by transgender soldiers has stalled. full story

USA: A new Google Android commercial includes a short clip of a same-sex marriage proposal. full story

Google Android commercial

USA, Florida: At a gubernatorial debate, Gov. Rick Scott refused to say whether he thought the ban on marriage equality is discriminatory. full story

USA, North Carolina: After the state told all magistrates that they must marry same-sex couples, magistrate John Kallam Jr resigned. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: The Judicial Council of United Methodist Church will likely decide next week if a pastor who officiated at his gay son’s wedding can keep his job. full story

USA, South Dakota: A federal judge may decide today whether the marriage equality lawsuit in the state should be thrown out or should continue. full story

USA, Wyoming: A federal judge in the state says he will announce his decision in the marriage equality lawsuit on Monday. full story

USA, Wyoming: Governor Matt Mead says the state should not appeal an upcoming marriage equality ruling if it goes against them. full story

Vatican: In an interesting twist, the Vatican has edited the English version of its new relatio to be less gay friendly while retaining the original Italian text. full story


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