Marriage Equality Round-Up – January 3rd

Written by scott on January 3rd, 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!

COMMENTARY: Two studies published in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of Bisexuality confirm what bi people have been saying for some time: The discrimination they face within the LGBT community is as real as the discrimination they face outside of it. full story

POP CULTURE: Bravo’s ‘Newlyweds: The First Year’ will feature Brandon Liberati and Craig Ramsay, an ex-Mormon and his husband. full story

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IRAQ/SYRIA: Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria’s eastern city of Deir ez-Zor have executed a teenage boy by throwing him off a roof for being gay, reported Syrian independent press agency ARA News quoting local sources. full story

USA: A retired two-star general who believes the military should be used to ‘indoctrinate’ people to evangelical Christianity is now leading presidential hopeful Ben Carson’s campaign. full story

USA, KANSAS: A bill which would protect LGBT people in Kansas against discrimination is to be read in the first week of the 2016 legislative session. full story

USA, PHILADELPHIA: An alleged gay-bashing and a transphobic mockery of Caitlyn Jenner were just some of the problematic aspects of the annual parade that’s recently tried to become more inclusive. full story

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USA, TENNESSEE: The Unicoi County Commission has voted to have County Attorney Doug Shults review two versions of a resolution asking the Tennessee General Assembly to both uphold the state constitution’s definition of marriage as a legal contract between one man and one woman and to refuse to accept the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. full story

USA, TEXAS: Houston Mayor Annise Parker officially left office Saturday after six years leading the nation’s fourth-largest city. full story

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Silas says:

    your link for the article Iraq/Syria does not work.

  2. Michael says:

    Happy New Year!

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