Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 10th

Written by scott on October 10th, 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: Importance of paid leave for trans patients: The love and support I received when I needed it most and the time I had to focus on getting back on my feet is not an experience that should be reserved for the privileged few. full story

PEOPLE: Chelsea Clinton says she “absolutely” helped her mom change her views on marriage equality. full story

PEOPLE: Matt Bomer is ‘amazed’ at the growing acceptance of openly gay actors full story

POP CULTURE: Matt Baume dissects All in the Family‘s groundbreaking episode “Cousin Liz”, the events of which shocked Archie and Edith Bunker and took audiences on a journey that would change the perception of gay people immeasurably.full story

POP CULTURE: Director Andrew Putschoegl has taken the premise of an old anti-gay old propaganda film and created one of his own also called “Boys Beware.” However this film is of a different nature. full story

POP CULTURE: The NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives killed off one of its main gay characters on Friday by making him the latest victim of a serial killer. full story


USA: A second British soap, Hollyoaks, has revealed a transgender character will be joining the cast – after EastEnders made a reveal.
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USA: The BBC is keen to make more of trans-based comedy series Boy Meets Girl, after the show wrapped up its first run this week. full story

POLAND: The Polish government has rejected a new law granting more rights to trans citizens. full story

UK: An unnamed councillor told LGBT activist David Browne that “there are no gay people in Warwickshire”. full story

USA: Congressman Mike Coffman, Senator Susan Collins, Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Congressman Charlie Dent, Congressman Bob Dold, Congressman Chris Gibson, Congressman Richard Hanna, Senator Mark Kirk, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Rob Portman, and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are honored for being allies in a new video from the Log Cabin Republicans. full story

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USA: A group of 64 “legal experts and scholars” have signed a statement calling on Americans to oppose the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. full story

USA: More than 30 members of Congress have urged the Transportation Security Administration to review its screening procedures for transgender passengers. full story

USA, FLORIDA: The North Port City Commission will vote on a city wide Human Rights Ordinance Oct. 13. full story

USA, MISSOURI: A Kansas City group is making plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a national gathering of LGBT activists that is credited with helping to kick off the gay rights movement. full story

USA, NEVADA: Nevada taxpayers will have to shell out more than $600,000 in legal fees to a group that successfully sought to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage if a proposed settlement to be considered by the state Board of Examiners on Tuesday wins approval. full story

USA, TEXAS: Prominent business leaders gathered in Houston, Texas to voice support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). full story

USA, TEXAS: Three gay bars on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas were vandalized overnight. full story


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Autumn Polans says:

    “There are no gays in Warwickshire.”
    Uh yah and there are no witches in my house. Now I know the second half is false, and have a very strong suspicion the first is too.

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