Marriage Equality Round-Up 5/1/14

Written by scott on May 1st, 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!

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Chile: Santiago Metro stations are working with the Movement for Integration and Homosexual Freedom in a campaign to stamp out homophobia. full story

Israel: Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is pushing for a bill that would let gay couples inherit when one passed away, full story

Uganda: John Gallagher at Queerty looks at the impact the country’s homophobia has, even beyond its own borders. full story

UK: British crooner Matt Goss says he has a passion for marriage equality. full story

Vatican: Pope Francis has called a meeting with clerics to debate the issues of gay rights, birth control, and divorce. full story

USA: Josh israel at Think Progress profiles the right-wing Alliance Defending Freedom. full story

USA: US VP Joe Biden says he sees no problem with President Obama issuing a executive order on ENDA, a move the President has long resisted in favor of legislative action. full story

USA, California: A bill that would curb the use of the so-called “gay panic” defense advanced in an Assembly committee this week. full story

USA, Colorado: 2,320 same sex couples signed up for civil unions in the state during the first year. full story

USA, Indiana: A marriage equality case hearing opens in the state tomorrow. full story

USA, Nebraska: A judge will allow a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to allow same sex couples to be foster parents. full story

USA, New Hampshire: The legislature just sent a bill to Gov. Maggie Hassan that clarifies that the state will recognize out of state marriages performed before New Hampshire enacted its own law. full story

USA, New Hampshire: The state could be the first to constitutionally protect LGBT citizens. full story

USA, New York: Advocates for a proposed New York City ID card say the proposal could help transgender residents. full story

USA, New York: An anti gay church in Harlem has a new message for gays – “Harlem is a sodomite free zone – stop sodomizing our children in schools across America. full story

USA, Tennessee: Activists are looking for same sex couples who will be ready to marry quickly after a possible pro-marriage equality ruling in the state. full story

USA, Virginia: Norfolk County Circuit Court Clerk George Schaefer, defending the marriage equality ban, filed a brief in the case this week. full story

USA, Washington DC: Some same-sex couples married in DC are running across snags in the divorce process. full story

USA, Wisconsin: A federal judge will allow the marriage equality lawsuit in the state to proceed, but dismissed two prosecutors and the state’s top tax official. full story


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