Marriage Equality Round-Up 8/14/14

Written by scott on August 14th, 2014

Gay Wedding - HandsHere’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!

Lebanon: Twenty seven men have been arrested for gay sex. full story

Uganda: A rabidly anti-gay pastor, Martin Ssempa, has been accused of raping a minor. full story

UK: Conservative MP Michael Fabricant says it’s time to end blanket restrictions on blood donations for gay men. full story

USA: HRC released a new video featuring Emmy Award-winning chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain, in support of marriage equality. full story

USA: The Department of Justice issued a blistering response to NOM’s request for legal fees for their lawsuit over the accidental release of their tax return. full story

USA: Anti-LGBT activist Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the anti-gay American Center for Law and Justice, will be given a human rights award. full story

USA: Family Medical leave Act writes may soon apply to married same sex couples, even if they live in non-marriage equality states. full story

USA, Arizona: An appeals court gave the go-ahead for a transgender man to continue his divorce proceedings. full story

USA, Florida: Nroward County voted to research withholding funds to the state that would support the defense of the marriage equality ban. full story

USA, Michigan: Representative Dan Kildee is asking Governor Rock Snyder to drop the state’s defense of the marriage equality ban. full story

USA, North Carolina: The News Observer updates us on the status of the marriage equality fight in the state. full story

USA, North Carolina: A lesbian couple, together for 48 years and fighting for marriage equality, is profiled. full story

USA, Texas: The Log Cabin Republicans have responded to the GOP’s anti marriage equality brief. full story

 

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