Marriage Equality Round-Up – August 2nd

Written by scott on August 2nd, 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: Leslie Jordan on the Starbucks incident: “It was sweet iced tea, not coffee” that he threw at the homophobes. full story

COLOMBIA: The Colombian court is expected to hand down its ruling on marriage equality as early as next month. full story

ISRAEL: An Ultra Orthodox leader, Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern, visited victims of the city’s Pride parade attack in hospital on Friday. full story

SWEDEN: An Italian gay couple sent a message to their home country by marrying at Sweden’s biggest LGBT event. full story

Diego Angemi & Francesco Ceccarini

THAILAND: A strict new law went into effect this week banning surrogacy in Thailand unless a couple has been married at least three years and one of them is a Thai citizen. full story

UK: A leading, gay UKIP member has warned that the party is “overflowing with racists, homophobes and bigots”. full story

UK, NORTHERN IRELAND: Calls for civil marriage equality in Northern Ireland have been made as the annual Belfast Pride parade attracted tens of thousands of people to the streets of the city. full story

USA: It will take at least six months for the ban on transgender troops to be lifted, the Defense Department said. full story

USA: Scott Walker said he would focus on defending “religious liberties” as President. full story

USA: The Republican National Committee is set to vote during its summer meeting on resolutions against same-sex marriage and in favor of anti-gay sex education in schools, the Washington Blade has learned. full story

USA, NAVAJO NATION: Alray Nelson, the young Navajo man who is leading the push to have the largest Indian reservation in the U.S. legalize same-sex marriage, is considering a lawsuit to challenge the anti-gay Dine Marriage Act, which was passed 10 years ago. full story

Navajo Man Pushes for Marriage Equality Lawsuit


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