Marriage Equality Round-Up 9/18/14

Written by scott on September 18th, 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!

Australia: New South Wales became the second state to introduce a bill that would erase convictions for gay sex, after Victoria. full story

Ireland: The Irish government has promised to publish a long-awaited bill recognizing transgender people by the end of this year. full story

Nigeria: Nigerian LGBT rights defenders are awaiting a court decision on the country’s anti-gay law. full story

Puerto Rico: Briefs have been filed in the territory’s marriage equality case. full story

Russia: A new HBO documentary shows what life is like for Russia’s gays. full story

Singapore: Walter Woon, an ex-Atty. Gen. in Singapore, is calling for the repeal of the country’s ban on homosexuality. full story

Taiwan: Democratic Progressive Party legislator Yu Mei-nu has promised to put a marriage equality bill on the legislature’s agenda. full story

USA: Time Magazine’s website has the new Target ad that features a same-sex couple with their son. full story

USA: The Human Rights Campaign is putting the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown on notice. full story

USA: The anti-gay group Concerned Women for America has filed a brief with the US Supreme Court, claiming that the court should uphold Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, because gays are not politically powerless. full story

USA: Mary Cheney says the GOP should embrace LGBT rights in order to become the majority party. full story

USA: After meeting with a group of drag queens, Facebook has refused to change its “real names” policy, instead giving them two weeks to get their affairs in order before forcing them to change their pages or deleting them. full story

USA, Florida: An ordinance that would ban discrimination against the counties transgender citizens advanced unattended zero vote this week full story

USA, Indiana: A federal judge has reinstated the plaintiffs’ claim against Gov. Mike pence, saying the Governor had proved that he did have influence over the issue. full story

USA, Maryland: A powerful new art exhibit in Columbia called “Erase Hate Through Art” is taking on hate crimes. full story

USA, Mississippi: Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a same-sex divorce case, via the Alliance Defending Freedom anti-gay group. full story

Wisconsin: Jacob Dorsey, the 19-year-old GOP candidate for state assembly, has dropped out of the race after homophobic and racist comments he had made on twitter surfaced. full story

USA, Wisconsin:The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit seeking recognition of more than 500 same-sex marriages performed when the state’s ban was overturned. full story


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