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: Frank Bruni on Ted Cruz’s support for NC’s HB2: “I’m guessing that Cruz hasn’t met or read much about transgender people. ‘Grown adult men’ is precisely how many transgender men appear — with beards, muscles, pants — and exactly how they’d look to little girls in the women’s rooms that the North Carolina law would command them to use.” full story
CHILE: LGBT rights activists in Chile are celebrating the civil union of an openly gay uniformed policeman. full story
RUSSIA: Hovi Star, Israel’s Eurovision song contest entrant, has spoken out about being the victim of a homophobic attack at the hands of police in a Moscow airport.
UK: The young person at President Obama’s town hall meeting with British youth here on Saturday was trembling. “Now I am about to do something terrifying, which is I am coming out to you as a non-binary person which means that I don’t fit,” Maria Munir said appearing before the president and 500 British young leaders. Non-binary people don’t recognize any gender. full story
USA: Catholic activist Michael Voris posted a video on his website, Church Militant, in which he confesses that for most his thirties, he lived a sexually sinful life of “live-in relationships with homosexual men.” full story
USA: Common-law retroactivity is still at issue in many states, now that marriage equality is the law of the land. full story
USA, MISSISSIPPI: First lady Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized Mississippi’s controversial religious freedom law that critics contend allows anti-LGBT discrimination in the state. full story
USA, NORTH CAROLINA: The performance art troupe Blue Man Group is walking away from its North Carolina concerts. full story
USA, NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger last week defended a controversial law that targets the LGBT community. full story
USA, NORTH CAROLINA: A hotel has made a gesture of acceptance for its bathrooms by putting up signs saying it doesn’t mind which one trans people use. full story
USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Mumford and Sons has donated the proceeds from a North Carolina concert to charity in the wake of an anti-LGBT bill passing. full story
USA, NORTH CAROLINA: A female couple alleges a Charlotte fertility clinic turned them away because of North Carolina’s recently-passed anti-LGBT law and, in response, they’re joining the lawsuit against the legislation. full story