Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 14th

Written by scott on March 15th, 2015

Gay WeddingHere’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy!

Ireland: The country’s only out lesbian senator has challenged an opponent to a public debate, ahead of the country‚Äôs referendum on same-sex marriage. full story

UK: Sir Elton John has announced he will boycott fashion house Dolce & Gabbana – after the founders spoke out against same-sex families. full story

USA: The Family Research Council is calling on marriage equality opponents to fast and pray for 21 days before the SCOTUS marriage equality hearing. full story

USA, Alabama: The state’s only openly-gay legislator voted against a right to discriminate bill. full story

USA, California: Out State Sen. Ricardo Laraseeks to disbar attorney Matthew McLaughlin, who wanted to place an initiative on the ballot calling for gay people to be shot to death. full story

USA, Kentucky: The plaintiffs in the state marriage equality case are profiled. full story

USA, New Jersey: Patricia Jannuzzi, the New Jersey Catholic high school teacher whose anti-gay Facebook rant about the gay “agenda” drew swift condemnation from celebs like Susan Sarandon and Real Housewives cast member Greg Bennett, has been placed on administrative leave. full story

USA, Texas: The daily newspaper in Fort Worth, the state’s most conservative big city has begun publishing same-sex wedding announcements. full story

Fort Worth wedding announcement

USA, Texas: Out lesbian state Rep. Celia Israel introduced a bill that would ban “conversion therapy” for minors. full story

USA, Wisconsin: A survey of 1,071 Wisconsin voters conducted last weekend by Public Policy Polling showed 70 percent of all respondents saying last year’s court decisions removing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage didn’t affect them personally. full story

US Territories: While more than 70 percent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to reach America’s far-flung and socially conservative territories in the Caribbean and Pacific. full story

 

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