Marriage Equality Round-Up October 25th

Written by scott on October 25th, 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!

Australia: Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten has challenged a Christian group that fights against gay marriage, telling them he supports marriage equality at their own conference. full story

Macedonia: About 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia in a cafe, wounding two of them. full story

Puerto Rico: Ricky Martin objected to a federal judge’s decision to throw out a suit filed by several gay couples requesting that their marriages contracted in the United States be recognized on their home island. full story

Uganda: Amnesty International hand delivered a report on repressive and discriminatory legislation enacted over the last 18 months to the new Ugandan Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda. full story

UK: Gay rights group Stonewall has launched a new campaign of t-shirts sporting the phrase: “Some People Are Trans, Get Over It!”. full story

USA: A transgender woman who was a civilian Army employee has won a historic court battle over discrimination claims. full story

USA, Florida: Ending weeks of speculation, AG Pam Bondi filed a motion to keep same-sex marriage on hold in Florida in a case in Tallahassee. full story

USA, Idaho: The ACLU says it will not challenge an Idaho wedding chapel’s refusal to conduct same-sex marriages because the chapel falls under a religious exemption. full story

USA, Idaho: The city of Coeur d’Alene has declared a for-profit wedding chapel exempt from its LGBT rights ordinance because it has reorganized itself as a “religious corporation”. full story

USA, Kansas: A federal judge turned away an effort by a straight couple to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Kansas ban on same-sex marriage. full story

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USA, South Carolina: Attorney General Alan Wilson argued that a same sex couple suing for marriage equality has no standing in Federal Court. full story

USA, Tennessee: Evangelicals for Marriage Equality will present the signatures of a thousand evangelicals in support of marriage equality at a conference organized by the Southern Baptist Convention in opposition to gay marriage. full story

USA, Texas: The National Organization for Marriage is co-sponsoring an anti gay rally against Houston’s lesbian mayor and the city’s LGBT rights ordinance. full story

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