Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 9th

Written by scott on March 9th, 2015

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy!

Canada: A transgender woman in Canada has launched a social media campaign to show how “ridiculous” transgender bathroom bans are. full story

Brae Carnes

Ireland: A soccer referee has been banned from wearing a rainbow wristband – because it is considered a “political symbol” ahead of Ireland’s equal marriage referendum full story

Malta: KaleidoScott reports on the huge progress LGBT rights has made in the country over the last several years. full story

United Kingdom: A new report shows that more than a quarter of gay and bi young men don’t know how HIV is transmitted, and over a third of those who had been bullied said they had been by a teacher or adult. full story

USA: The American Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association were among scholarly groups who filed briefs in favor of marriage equality with the US Supreme Court. full story

USA, Alabama: Ian Millhiser at Think Progress analyzes the latest move by LGBT groups to nullify the state’s Supreme Court ruling against marriage equality. full story

USA, Florida: Same sex couples are participating in a new “kiss for equality” campaign. full story

Florida Kiss for Equality Campaign - Kirk Edward and Kevin Rew

USA, Kansas: A staffer for anti-gay US House Rep. Tim Huelskamp was just busted on child sex charges. full story

USA, Nebraska: KETV looks at the church reaction to the recent marriage equality ruling. full story

USA, New York: A former general manager at a Red Robin restaurant has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit, claiming that he was fired from the company’s West Nyack franchise location because he is gay. full story

USA, Oklahoma: Oklahoma state Sen. Joseph Silk doesn’t believe LGBT people “have a right to be served in every single store.” But he will protect your right to be a homosexual. full story

 

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