Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 28th

Written by scott on March 28th, 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!

OPINION: What It Feels Like for a Queer North Carolinian: Durham resident Elisa Maria Valbuena-Pfau is distraught and dismayed but unbowed. full story

PEOPLE: Start the celebrations for International Trans Day of Visibility on 31 March with these seven hot models. full story

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SAUDIA ARABIA: A man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for flying the rainbow flag at his home. The doctor, who lives in Jeddah, apparently didn’t know the flag represented LGBT+ pride. full story

USA: The CDC reports that 5.5% of women and 2.0% of men said they are bisexual in the 2011-2013 NSFG, as compared to the previous 2006-2010 NSFG study which found that only 3.9% of women and 1.2% of men identified as bisexual. full story

USA, LOUISIANA: An effort is afoot in the Legislature to revise Louisiana’s law books and chip away at statutes that have been declared unconstitutional and unenforceable yet remain on the books. But no bills have been proposed to accept the recommendations about revising language in state laws banning same-sex marriage, despite last year’s high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage across the nation. And no bill has been submitted to repeal an unconstitutional law that criminalizes gay sex while likening it to bestiality. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Harry Met Sally director, Rob Reiner, said he won’t produce movies in North Carolina until ‘this hateful law is repealed and LGBT North Carolinians are treated with the equal dignity they deserve’. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Rep. Dan Bishop, the co-sponsor of HB2, the heinous anti-LGBT law that passed this week in North Carolina, banning all LGBT ordinances statewide, joined Chuck Todd and blatantly lied for 10 minutes about the reasons for and repercussions of the draconian bill, which not only overturned Charlotte’s LGBT ordinance, but banned all LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances statewide and also prohibited local municipalities from setting the minimum wage higher than the state. full story

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USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory has claimed that businesses support his radical new law attacking LGBT North Carolinians and visitors to the state, but he can’t name a single business that supports his decision. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Early this morning North Carolina was sued in federal court over the recently signed law which overturns LGBT rights statewide and bans transgender citizens from using public facilities that align with their gender identity. full story

 

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