Marriage Equality Round-Up – September 22nd

Written by scott on September 22nd, 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!

OPINION: How I Was Locked Out Of Healthcare As A Trans Immigrant full story

Julian Cancino

POP CULTURE: I Am Cait, which chronicled Caitlyn Jenner’s education and journey after coming out as transgender, is reportedly renewed for a second season. full story

AUSTRALIA: Coalition MP Warren Entsch has called on the government to introduce same-sex marriage within 100 days of re-election. full story

INDONESIA: Police arrested trans women after receiving complaints from residents who felt they had tainted Islamic Sharia law. full story

IRAQ/SYRIA: Islamic State militants executed nine men and a boy accused of being gay in Syria on Monday (21 September), a monitoring group has said. full story

ITALY: A British student is taking legal action against an Italian political party after her photo was used without her permission in an anti-trans ad. full story

RUSSIA: A Russian media watchdog group has banned five online LGBT youth groups on the grounds they violated the country’s ban on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.” full story

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s most repressive and homophobic countries, will chair a UN panel on human rights. full story

UK: The Lib Dems today adopted a party policy calling for ‘male’ and ‘female’ to be phased out from documentation, as part of a trans and intersex rights motion. full story

UK: Prince William speaks out publicly against homophobic and transphobic bullying full story

UK: The British Vets Association is backing a new initiative supporting LGBT colleagues in the veterinary professions. full story

USA: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT rights advocate, on Saturday condemned Mike Huckabee’s comments on an openly gay nominee to lead the U.S. Army full story

USA: A network of LGBTI military personnel is demanding that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee apologize for hois comments about President Barack Obama nominating an openly gay man to be the next US Secretary of the Navy. full story

USA: On Fox News last night, Huckabee also said that inviting openly gay people to meet the pope is like setting up an open bar at meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous. full story

USA: Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was booed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night as he attempted to explain to Colbert why he thinks the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. full story

USA: Matt Baume on trans bathroom panic. full story

USA: A new survey provides a rare glimpse into the experiences of transgender college students, who report a high rate of serious non-consensual sex acts. full story

USA, CALIFORNIA: The California Republican Party in a near-unanimous vote removed anti-gay communications from its platform and added language in support of the LGBT community. full story

USA, INDIANA: Tech For Equality is a new advocacy organization created by the former CEO of Angie’s List Inc, Bill Oesterle, to help promote LGBTI equality legislation in the state. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis has booked her first national news interviews, with FOX News’ Megan Kelly, and Paula Faris of Good Morning America. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: Good Morning America this morning aired their interview with an always sobbing Kim Davis, who says that she’s prepared to return to jail and that God is the only authority she obeys. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: Gay couples in Kentucky are questioning the validity of altered marriage licenses issued by a defiant county clerk and have asked a federal judge to order her to reissue the licenses or put the office in receivership and have someone else do it. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: Four of the six people who work for Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis told a federal judge that no eligible couples have been denied marriage licenses. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: The only denial of a marriage license application that has occurred within the last two weeks was to a gentleman who stated that he wanted a license that would permit him to marry “Jesus,” full story

USA, NEW YORK: Marlow White, a 51 year old African American transgender father of four daughters, filed a $2 million federal lawsuit against the NYPD. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: A girl will be allowed back to school – after she was kicked out for wearing a ‘Nobody Knows I’m a Lesbian’ t-shirt.
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USA, TENNESSEE: The Greene County Commission approved a resolution 27-2 in opposition to same sex marriage in Tennessee. full story

USA, TEXAS: A Collin County gay couple who were lead plaintiffs in the Texas same-sex marriage lawsuit announced Monday they will celebrate a newly legal marriage this fall in Frisco. full story

USA, WASHINGTON DC: A Roman Catholic teacher fired over her same-sex marriage says she has been invited to the White House to help welcome Pope Francis. full story

USA, WASHINGTON DC: Bisexual advocates met at the White House on Monday to policy issues and disparities that uniquely affect that segment of the LGBT community. full story


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