Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 29th

Written by scott on March 29th, 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: At what age does one’s internalized homophobia fade away? I was struck by this thought on the train to work last week. full story

PEOPLE: TV personality Caitlyn Jenner was left ‘shaken’ after she was confronted by trans activists for not representing ‘the real trans women of America’. full story

Caitlyn Jenner

POP CULTURE: A couple of Italian guys named Umberto and Roberto chose one of the most public ways possible. full story

Umberto and Roberto

SCIENCE: Researchers spent seven years observing a mostly male tortoise population on a Macedonian island. They discovered that the tortoises were copulating with not only female tortoises but also one another. full story

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: As I’ve reported here several times, openly gay US Ambassador Wally Brewster is under attack in the Dominican Republic, where anti-LGBT activists and the Catholic Church have launched a joint campaign calling for his resignation for spreading “homosexual indoctrination.” full story

SAUDI ARABIA: A published report indicates that people who come out online in Saudi Arabia could face the death penalty. full story

UK, NORTHERN IRELAND: A new video stars 15-year-old Darragh Tibbs, who has made a passionate appeal for politicians to explain why they voted against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. full story

USA: In the aftermath of enactment of laws in Kansas and North Carolina enabling anti-LGBT discrimination, the White House has spoken out against the measures by saying they’re “counterproductive and send the wrong message.” full story

USA: A group of congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), are calling on the Department of Homeland Security to take additional steps to ensure the safety of LGBT people in immigrant detention. full story

USA: So far, statistics show no trans person arrested for sexual misconduct in a public bathroom, BUT surprise, surprise (or not?), three Republicans lawmakers had been arrested for doing very naughty things in there. full story

USA: Almost 200 anti-LGBT bills have been introduced to state legislatures this year. full story

USA, GEORGIA: Governor Deal has rejected a “religious freedoms” bill that giant corporations, Hollywood and activists bitterly complained would infringe on LGBTIQA rights. full story

USA, LOUISIANA: John Bel Edwards says he will soon repeal Bobby Jindal’s Marriage and Conscience Order, which allows for antigay discrimination. full story

USA, NEBRASKA: Kintner argued that there are no problems with discrimination in Nebraska; that the Constitution allows people to violate gay individuals’ civil rights; and that businesses should be able to “make it known” if they don’t want to serve LGBT people by providing them with bad service. full story

Sen. Bill Kintner

USA, NEW YORK: A trans woman was allegedly raped at the Stonewall Inn, the iconic site of LGBT liberation. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: In the aftermath of North Carolina’s antigay bill, one transgender man writes an impassioned plea for acceptance. full story

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USA, NORTH CAROLINA: By focusing on transgender men, this legal challenge reveals what’s so wrong with North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: The plaintiffs are two transgender people, a lesbian law professor, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and Equality North Carolina. Defendants include McCrory and the University of North Carolina system, where two of the plaintiffs work and a third attends college. full story

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USA, NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is a very unhappy with the lawsuit filed yesterday. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Minutes after Gov. Nathan Deal said he would veto the ‘religious liberty’ bill that reached his desk less than two weeks ago, state Sen. Mike Crane called on his fellow lawmakers to overturn the governor’s decision. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is banning city employees from traveling to North Carolina on official business due to a newly passed anti-LGBT law. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio also banned city officials from travel to North Carolina over the recently-passed HB2. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Ari Ezra Waldman analyzes House Bill 2, that was explicitly designed to legitimize and codify sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the state. full story

 

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