Marriage Equality Watch: January 2nd

Written by scott on January 2nd, 2016

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy!

PEOPLE: Reverend Mpho Tutu and Professor Marceline Furth were married earlier this week. full story

PEOPLE: Drag star Sushi was lowered to Duval Street in a giant glittery pump at the stroke of midnight, and then Sushi (real name Gary Marion) finished the ritual by getting married before the adoring throngs. full story

ESTONIA: Although same-sex civil unions became legal as of 1 January 2016 in Estonia—the first and only ex-Soviet state to recognize gay partnerships, couples are being advised to delay getting hitched until laws become clearer. full story

MALAWI: A Malawian man has come out in a local newspaper in the hopes of triggering a response from the government on the issue of civil rights. full story

Malawi

NETHERLANDS: After numerous complaints of indecency, a Dutch standards board has ruled that ads from gay hookup site Squirt. org are not inappropriate. full story

Squirt Ad

UK: Maria Miller, a Conservative MP, has called for official documents to be “degendered”, saying it is unnecessary for some to contain gender information. full story

USA: HRC, the nation’s most prominent LGBTIQ advocacy organization looks back at a milestone year in pictures. full story

USA: Barack Obama has said that marriage equality coming to all 50 states was one of his “favorite moments” last year. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: The Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) have filed an amicus brief arguing the Christian outfitters who refused to supply t-shirts to a Lexington Pride festival have no right to discriminate against gay customers. full story

USA, NEVADA: According to Las Vegas county, Phoenix residents Ronald Bauman and Dumitru Alexeev received the 5,000th same-sex marriage license issued in Clark County since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of gay marriage in the state. full story

 

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