Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 31st

Written by scott on October 31st, 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!

Worldwide: 18 US allies say allowing transgender soldiers to serve openly in the military is doable. full story

Mexico: LGBT migrants are facing abuse and discrimination in Mexico. full story

Singapore: The advocate profiled the gay couple to challenge the country’s sodomy ban. full story

Puerto Rico: Singer Ricky Martin is calling for the legalization of same-sex adoption in the territory. full story

UK: The Bishop of Buckingham says he is ashamed of the way gay people have been treated by the Church of England. full story

UK: Former Foreign Secretary William Hague is warning that the situation for gay people is worsening in many countries. full story

UK, Scotland: Conversions from civil partnerships to full marriage will be free in Scotland for the first year. full story

Ukraine: Someone threw a smoke bomb in Kiev in the theater during a gay film screening. full story

USA: The Human Rights Campaign has ten shocking facts about the anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom. full story

USA: I new study shows that conservatives are more easily grossed out by discussing things than liberals. full story

USA: A new study finds that, despite dealing with discrimination, transgender parents raise happy kids. full story

USA, Alabama: More state briefs have been filed in the marriage equality case. full story

USA, Arkansas: Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter Has spoken out against marriage equality in an ad for gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson. full story

USA, Arkansas: The National Organization for Marriage just released a new ad targeting Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. full story

USA, Florida: The ACLU is asking a federal court to ignore a request by Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi and lift the stay on marriages for same-sex couples. full story

USA, Idaho: The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee just approved resolution to oppose marriage equality. full story

USA, Idaho: Even though marriage equality has now come to the state, Republican Gov. Butch otter has vowed to keep fighting it. full story

USA, Kansas: A federal judge will hold a hearing on the marriage equality case in the state this afternoon. full story

USA, Mississippi: and editorial in the Clarion-Ledger says that same-sex couples can’t wait any longer for marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, Nevada: The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage has filed a notice in the Ninth Circuit related to their claim that the selection of the three-judge panel in the Idaho and Nevada marriage cases wasn’t impartial. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: The Philadelphia city Council unanimously approved a bill to add attacks based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability to the city’s hate crimes law. full story

USA, Texas: Carlos Maza at Equality Matters profiles how Fox News is working to kill Houston’s new LGBT rights ordinance. full story


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