Marriage Equality Round-Up 4/17/14

Written by scott on April 18th, 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!

Canada: Pete LaBarbera relates his terrible time in prison on hate speech charges. They wouldn’t give him a bible! full story

India: For the first time, LGBT rights are figuring into a national election. full story

Malta: A new MaltaToday online poll says that a majority of respondents think that the Civil Unions’ Act should have been debated longer because it includes gay adoption. full story

Namibia: The Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga says gays from Uganda will not be granted asylum there. full story

Uganda: A group is gathering funds to help get LGBT activists out of the country. full story

Uganda: The country is getting ready to try the first men charged under the new anti-gay law. full story

UK: A judge who called marriage equality a “shambles” is retiring. full story

USA: Andrew Sullivan takes on Jo Becker’s new book that says the fight for marriage equality began in 2008. full story

USA: A group of three transgender veterans have filed a request to have their gender changed on their discharge paperwork. full story

USA, California: A new state law says that insurance companies must provide fertility treatment coverage for LGBT couples. full story

USA, Colorado: The Tenth Circuit could bring marriage equality to the state by this summer. full story

USA, Michigan: Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who fought the DOMA case at the US Supreme Court, is seeking to intervene in the Michigan case. full story

USA, Ohio: Equality Ohio is seeking to intervene in the appeal of the marriage equality case. full story

USA, Oregon: An openly gay federal judge will hear a marriage equality case in the state next week. full story

USA, Oregon: The state is readying revised marriage licenses in case a Federal Judge strikes down the state’s ban on marriage equality after the hearing next week. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: Montgomery County officials stood with state lawmakers and marriage equality advocates at a rally in Pennsylvania outside of the courthouse Thursday afternoon. full story

USA, Washington DC: A group of American activists protested at the South African Embassy in DC against President Jacob Zuma’s recent comments that he supports the Ugandan Governments right to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act. full story


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