Marriage Equality Round-Up – January 10th

Written by scott on January 10th, 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: Minnie Driver tweeted about something her 7 year old son Henry said: “Best convo of the last 5 yrs:I explained to my son that his friend’s Mum had become a man: ‘You can do that?’ ‘Yes’ ‘Then I wanna be a dragon.’ full story

POP CULTURE: There are still a lot of people – both LGBTIQ and straight – who say marriage today is ‘pointless’ or ‘redundant’. But a new video shows it still means a lot for people to be able to say they want to make a commitment, and they want their love to last the rest of their lives. full story

POP CULTURE: The Kiss Cam at last night’s Los Angeles Kings game featured a gay couple kissing, and they certainly didn’t hold back. full story

JAPAN: A ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court last month could lead to same-sex couples being able to marry. full story

UK: An open letter signed by over a hundred senior Anglicans urges the Church of England to “repent” for its treatment of gay and lesbian people. full story

UK: Presenter Rylan Clark has confronted CBB’s Winston McKenzie, the English Democrats’ candidate for London mayor who was ejected from Big Brother for homophobic comments. Rylan asked “Shouldn’t I be allowed to adopt?” full story

Winston McKenzie

USA: Anti-LGBTIQ lawmakers in South Carolina and Tennessee have introduced bills that essentially say the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell was just as bad as its rulings from the first half of the 20th Century upholding the constitutionality of forced sterilization and Japanese internment. full story

USA: Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that brought marriage equality to the entire country, has been invited to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address. full story

USA, ALABAMA: The Birmingham News just eviscerated Roy Moore: “Roy Moore is delusional about Roy Moore. The only bad thing that has happened since Alabama acquiesced to the ruling of America’s Supreme Court is that Moore hasn’t got enough attention, so once again he has “ordered” probate judges to not issue marriage licenses to gay couples.” full story

USA, ALASKA: A state Republican has pre-filed legislation that would end all weddings at the state’s correctional facilities in order to prevent same sex weddings there. full story

USA, OHIO: An Ohio man threatened to ‘shoot up’ his gym for allowing gay people has been convicted of a hate crime. full story

USA, VIRGINIA: A member of the Virginia House of Delegates has introduced a bill that critics contend would make it all but impossible for transgender people to legally change the gender on their birth certificates. full story

 

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