Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 26th

Written by scott on March 26th, 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!

Gay Rights

USA: This week, the Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk for reelection over Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth. full story

PEOPLE: Singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani said in a recent interview that she would be okay if one of her two sons with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale came out as gay. full story

RELIGION: A former top female Scientologist, who worked with some of the Church’s biggest celebrities, including John Travolta, is opening up about the thee years — three years! — she was forced to endure Scientology “prison” all because she kissed another woman. full story

USA, DELAWARE: Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart this week announced that insurance companies operating in the state cannot discriminate against transgender policyholders. full story

USA, GEORGIA: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled to be held in Atlanta at the end of May, and is urging Governor Deal to veto the anti marriage equality bill there. full story

USA, GEORGIA: Netflix and Amblin Partners (Steven Spielberg’s company) are among the latest Hollywood titans directly or indirectly threatening to pull production out of Georgia if the governor, Nathan Deal, signs into law a bill that would let LGBT people be discriminated against for faith-based reasons. full story

USA, GEORGIA: Conservative Georgia lawmakers took aim at businesses supporting a state boycott … and missed. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: The New York Times editorial board — along with several influential corporations, including Facebook — has joined the chorus of voices against North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which targets transgender people and rescinds LGBT protections statewide. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today (Friday, March 25) issued a ban on publicly funded city employee travel to North Carolina after that state’s governor, Pat McCrory, signed into law a bill that overturns protections for LGBTs. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Nearly 11 hours after Bernie Sanders spoke out against the law, Hillary Clinton added her voice in a tweet signed “-H,” indicating it came from the candidate herself. “LGBT people should be protected from discrimination under the law — period,” the former secretary of State wrote. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: A new commercial from Funny or Die uses humor to eviscerate the state of North Carolina for passing the hateful anti-LGBT law HB 2 this week. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory pushed HB 2 to protect from “government overreach.” That language should sound familiar. full story

 

1 Comments so far ↓

  1. mark cichewicz & michael grillo says:

    I am doing all I can to fight the legislators and governors who drape discrimination in religion. This can and never should be justified in a country such as ours. This is America for God sake. When will they start acting like it ?

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