Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 3rd

Written by scott on May 3rd, 2015

Here’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!

Pop Culture: Returning to the Weekend Update desk on SNL this Saturday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Kate McKinnon) took aim at Tuesday’s oral arguments in the gay marriage case. full story

Kate McKinnon as RBG

Argentina: A lesbian couple and the biological father of their child have all been listed on the child’s birth certificate, which gives them all legal recognition as parents of the child. full story

Ireland: The center-right Fine Gael Party, the senior partner now ruling Ireland in coalition with the Labour Party, put out a video endorsing marriage equality. full story

Ireland: Paddy Manning, a conservative gay man, spoke out against marriage eqwuality on TV this week: “”I know what it’s like to love, I know what it’s like to lose – and I know the heartbreak. But I also know that the best place for children is with a mother and a father.” full story

Ireland: Two women were photographed defiantly kissing in front of an anti-same sex marriage protester, and the photo has gone viral. full story

lesbian kiss Ireland

Ireland: The leader of Ireland’s Catholics has warned that if the Republic endorses gay marriage in the forthcoming referendum, religious organisations could face legal action for refusing to marry same-sex couples in their churches. full story

Russia: A gay rights contingent prominently marched alongside 90,000 other activists in a massive rally on Labor Day along Nevsky Prospect, St Petersberg’s main street. full story

UK: UKIP leader Nigel Farage has defended the “conscience clause” of his party’s Christian manifesto, saying Christians and Muslims should be able to disapprove of gay lifestyles. full story

USA: Children of same-sex parents are getting more one-on-one time with their parents than children with different-sex parents, according to a new study published in the June issue of Demography. full story

USA: Conservative radio host Rick Wiles on Thursday predicted “swift, sudden and devastating consequences”, including a “fireball from space”, if the Supreme Court strikes down state bans on marriage equality. full story

USA: Emma Margolin at MSNBC asks “What if gay marriage loses?” full story

USA: Likely presidential candidate Rick Santorum said we should ‘love and accept’ Bruce Jenner as a woman. full story

USA: A number of LGBT and immigration groups have called for Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) immediately release all LGBTQ-identified individuals in detention centers, halt deportations of all LGBTQ-identified individuals, and immediately provide relief for the LGBTQ undocumented community. full story

USA: full story

USA, Indiana: More than a dozen Indiana communities have adopted ordinances to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity following an uproar over a religious objections law that critics charged was anti-gay. full story

USA, Massachusetts: Smith College has formally changed its admission policy to be inclusive of trans-feminine people. full story

USA, Ohio: Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday refused to elaborate on why he’s okay with attending the same-sex wedding of a friend while opposing marriage equality. full story

USA, Oregon: An Oregon Senate committee voted 3-2 to advance a bill to ban conversion therapy for youth. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: The former Lebanon, Pa., Methodist minister who was defrocked for officiating at his gay son’s wedding and later reinstated says the issue does not seem as contentious in Pennsylvania now that gay marriage is legal in the state. full story

USA, Texas: LGBT advocates in Texas say they’re prepared to endorse legislation championed by two anti-gay hate groups protecting pastors and churches from being forced to participate in same-sex weddings, as long as it is written narrowly. full story

USA, Washingtion DC: A bill that bans discrimination against LGBT students attending religious schools became law yesterday after congress declined to intervene. full story


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