Marriage Equality Round–Up 9/19/14

Written by scott on September 19th, 2014

Gay Wedding - RingsHere’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!

Nigeria: Melanie Nathan speaks with the state attorney who is fighting Nigeria’s anti-gay laws. full story

Peru: Michael K. Lavers at The Washington Blade profiles the fight for LGBT rights in the country. full story

Thailand: A new report from the US Agency for International Development and the United Nations Development Programme says that LGBT Thais face stigma and limited job opportunities in the country. full story

USA: A gay London vicar who married his partner calls the current discussions with the Church over marriage equality and same sex weddings “pointless”. full story

UK: A gay Anglican clergyman is facing opposition to his plan to add a blessing for same-sex weddings at his local church. full story

USA: Southern Baptists are taking exception to a new group called Evangelicals For Marriage Equality, saying the group’s position contradicts “God’s Word”. full story

USA: Openly gay Democratic Rep. Jared Polis’s ENDA discharge petition so far has 75 signatures, all of them Democrats. full story

USA: Representative Polis also introduced a bill that would change copyright law to recognize same-sex marriage for inheritance purposes. full story

USA: The White House is backing representative Polis’s ENDA discharge petition, but won’t say whether they support the narrowed religious exemption in the bill. full story

USA: The Liberty Counsel is calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse yourself from the upcoming marriage equality cases, because she spoke publicly on the issue. full story

Values Voters Summit

USA: Joe.My.God Has the scoop on the final list of speakers for the Values Voters Summit. full story

USA, Arizona: A coalition of Latino leaders has announced its support for marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, Colorado: The 10th Circuit just put the state’s marriage equality case on hold pending a Supreme Court ruling. full story

USA, Philadelphia: A Catholic Archbishop who opposes marriage equality has condemned an anti-gay attack in the state. full story

USA, Texas: A Dallas hotel has reportedly canceled the stay of Uganda’s President Museveni. full story

USA, Texas: The couple in the marriage equality case is profiled. full story

USA, Vermont: Sunmin Kim Profiles Ben & Jerry’s long history of support for the LGBT community. full story

USA, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin marriage equality decision has been stayed by a federal appeals court until the US Supreme Court weighs in. full story

Vatican: The anti-gay head of the Vatican’s “Supreme Court”, Cardinal Raymond Burke, is about to lose his position. full story


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Alaa says:

    Iam Iraqi I need marriage

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