Marriage Equality Round-Up – January 11th

Written by scott on January 11th, 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!

LGBTIQ Rights

HISTORY: For generations, gay men have been playing pro football. So why isn’t there even one out player on the field or in the Hall of Fame? full story

INTERNATIONAL: The Anglican church could split over the issue of homosexuality as church leaders from across the world meet in Canterbury this week. full story

CHILE: The government last week released a document that urges doctors in the South American country to no longer perform “normalization” surgeries on intersex children. full story

GREECE: The Interior Ministry has called on couples interested in entering a civil union to submit applications for a non-marriage certificate as of January 18. full story

ITALY: A recent block on popular gay-interest Gayburg has been reversed – but the incident left its owner skeptical about the future for LGBTI blogs in Italy. full story

Gayburg

VATICAN: Pope Francis has reiterated his relatively tolerant stance towards LGBT people, offering new details about a 2013 incident where he responded to a question about gay priests by saying “who am I to judge?” full story

USA: The Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, an anti-gay pastor, won’t receive a ceremonial key to the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, after LGBT groups protested his selection as keynote speaker at an event marking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. full story

USA, INDIANA: lawmakers will consider a proposal that would throw out the state’s contentious religious objections law and replace it with a statute its sponsor says aims to protect six fundamental rights: the state constitutional rights to worship, religion, exercise of religion, speech, assembly and bear arms. full story

USA, MARYLAND: Jeffrey Higgins, joined a group of his supporters in a protest outside Mother Seton Roman Catholic Church in Germantown, protesting Higgins’ termination as the parish’s part-time music minister after it became known that he was married to a man. full story

USA, MINNESOTA: The parents of a 5-year-old child who is gender nonconforming asked Nova Classical Academy to help make sure their student was not being bullied. full story

USA, TENNESSEE: Members of historic First Baptist Church of Memphis approved a resolution Sunday that would allow same sex marriage and ordination. full story

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. TwoHusbands says:

    Sadly, the lethal myth of heterosex-supremacy is alive and sick in so many godstyle-choices.

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