Marriage Equality Round-Up 7/11/14

Written by scott on July 11th, 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!

Facebook: The Dallas Voice looks at the worrisome trend of LGBT activists getting blocked on social media after homophobes complain. full story

Netherlands: A city councillor who called gays “abnormal” has been thrown out of his party. full story

Singapore: Two childrens’ books depicting gay families have been removed from libraries in the country. full story

Uganda: At least four people have been arrested for the crime of “promoting homosexuality”, including two students. full story

USA: Joe.My.God has a new version of the marriage equality map. full story

Marriage Equality Map

USA: Transgender Lobby Day is planned in DC for next week. full story

USA: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is standing behind ENDA, despite concerns about the religious exemption. full story

USA: The Ninth Circuit has wrapped up its work on a suit involving a gay juror that established that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation will be reviewed in the Ninth Circuit using a more rigorous form of judicial scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause. full story

USA: The hosts of Fox and Friends once again made fun of a policy to protect transgender people in bathrooms. full story

USA, Georgia: A gay man who was fired from his job at a Catholic school after school officials learned he plans to marry his partner is suing the school. full story

USA, Hawaii: A new documentary follows the life of a Hawaiian Mahu (transgender) woman. full story

USA, Maryland: Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan says he’d leave the marriage equality law alone if elected. full story

USA, New Hampshire: Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that clarifies that the state will recognize same-sex marriages that took place in other states prior to New Hampshire enacting its gay marriage law, to the original date of the marriage. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Methodist Church has filed a complaint against 36 ministers who participated in a same sex wedding. full story

USA, Utah: The Dish summarizes the arguments for and against the proposition that the US Supreme Court will take the Utah marriage equality case next session. full story

USA, Wisconsin: State officials are finally appealing the marriage equalty decision to the Seventh Circuit. full story

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jodie Schossow says:

    I don’t understand why the Government or the Ministries are so narrow minded when it comes to same sex marriage. Except that People are not all the same. I guess the way I look at it is this; if it makes them happy then leave them alone. Happy people are more productive at work, they are in better health,which is great for all of us, they seem to have a handle on their emotions, they seem to strive to pay their bills on time,and on and on. Yes their are exceptions to every rule but, this world is not a very nice place these days and if people can find love and happiness with a same sex partner why should it matter to the Government or the Ministries. They should direct their attention to running the country and Church and stay out of our bedrooms. Gays are not harming anyone and I know quite a few gay couples that have been in long term relationships for many years,they are NO DIFFERENT than straight couples and should be awarded the same respect that is given to straight couples. One day I hope my youngest sister can marry her same sex partner,she’s a wonderful woman. Why can’t people just let gays be happy?

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