Marriage Equality Round-Up 8/22/14

Written by scott on August 23rd, 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!

Uganda: Nicholas Opiyo, a Ugandan attorney who helped overturn the country’s infamous anti-gay law, talks about what it’s like to be gay in the homophobic country. full story

Uganda: The reported stoning death of six LGBT citizens remains unsubstantiated. full story

UK: The former manager of a soccer team apologized for a string of homophobic text messages that recently came to light. full story

USA: Lyle Denniston at Scotus Blog says the US Supreme Court has given no real clues on when it might take up the issue of marriage equality again. full story

USA: HRC is calling for an investigation of which staffers are posting trans-phobic comments on wikipedia. full story

USA: A project runway contestant, Mitchell Perry, called another contestant a ” hot tranny mess”. full story

USA, Arizona: Of the seven candidates for Governor, 5 flat-out oppose marriage equality, one is hedging his bets, and one supports it unequivocally. full story

USA, California: Equality California and Democrat Richard Bloom are joining forces to push an assembly joint resolution which aims to stop the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from preventing gay men from giving blood. full story

USA, California: Mills College will become the first all-female college in the United States to welcome transgender students. full story

USA, Florida: Attorney general Pam Bondi continues to stand by her defense of the state’s marriage equality ban, saying “When I was sworn in as attorney general, the ­37th attorney general of the state of Florida, I took an oath. I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the state of Florida.” full story

USA, Florida: Our friend Matt Baume has pulled together the four most powerful quotes from the Federal ruling overturning the state’s marriage equality ban this week. full story

USA, Minnesota: A lodge that turned away a gay couple has settled the complaint, agreeing to pay the cost of the couple’s wedding and reception. full story

USA, Oklahoma: The state’s ban on marriage equality is costing more than $20 Million in lost revenues. full story

USA, Virginia: Lambda Legal has vowed to continue the fight for marriage equality after the Supreme Court stayed the appeals court ruling. full story

USA, Virginia: A second county clerk who is a defendant in a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s marriage equality ban just petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case. full story

Wisconsin: Marriage equality advocates have delivered more than 3200 petitions to the state’s Atty. Gen., asking him to stop defending the ban. full story


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