Marriage Equality Round-Up – July 13th

Written by scott on July 13th, 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!

USA: Out actor Daniel Franzese says that the fight for LGBT equality continues after last month’s landmark Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. full story

POP CULTURE: It’s been a little over half a year since the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and video game journalists continue to marvel over “gaming’s breakout gay character.” full story

POP CULTURE: Coronation Street star Daniel Brocklebank has revealed that he receives hate mail from “right-wing Christians” and death threats for playing a gay vicar. full story

POP CULTURE: Australian singer Delta Goodrem has posted a video of a pro-same-sex marriage song she wrote for a gay couple who married in Los Angeles last year. full story

Australian singer Delta Goodrem

AUSTRALIA: Speaking as efforts to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia gain momentum, the archbishop of Sydney has said Christians should not be “bullied” over the issue. full story

GHANA: A lecturer in Ghana has prophesied that churches risk “being dominated by homosexuals” if the clergy fails to stage a “blistering crusade” against same sex marriage in Ghana. full story

UK: A guest column carried by religious pressure group Christian Concern compares same-sex marriage to the massacre of British tourists in Tunisia. full story

USA: A Paraguayan LGBT activist is in high spirits after his historic public meeting with Pope Francis over the weekend, calling the meeting “very productive”. full story

Simón Cazal

RUSSIA: France’s Manif Pour Tous says Russia stole their design for their anti-gay flag. full story

Russian Heterosexual Pride Flag

RUSSIA: As same-sex marriage has now been legalised in the US, ChebuRussia TV of YouTube decided to conduct a social experiment to see what would happen when two men holding hands walked through the streets of Moscow, Russia. full story

USA: Two Christian colleges have extended employment benefits to same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s June 26 gay marriage ruling. full story

USA: Former oppressors are now taking the role of the victim, with calls for “religious liberty” laws. full story

USA: In addition to opposing medically necessary treatment for transgender kids, Fox News’ Todd Starnes also clarified that Chick-fil-A is ‘the official chicken of Jesus.’ full story

USA: Although Presidential candidate Scott Walker’s son’s disagree with him on marriage equality, they say they respect his opinion and won’t try to change his mind. full story

Scott Walker's sons

USA: A Kentucky county clerk plans to argue in court today that she should be exempt from performing same-sex weddings due to her Christian faith. full story

USA, OHIO: Former Reds player Joe Valentine, who has two moms, is calling on the state to step up on LGBT rights. full story

USA, OREGON: More than $300,000 has been donated to a bakery found guilty of discriminating against a same-sex couple by refusing to make a wedding cake. The bakery was fined $135k. full story

USA, TENNESSEE: More than 100 same-sex opponents from several mid-south churches united in West Memphis, Arkansas Sunday to celebrate biblical love and protest marriage equality. full story

USA, TEXAS: Judge James R. DePiazza of Denton, north of Dallas, says he’ll “witness” same-sex weddings, but with several conditions that appear designed to insult gay couples. full story


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