Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 25th

Written by scott on April 25th, 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!

PEOPLE: Intersex playwright Alec Butler has told their amazing story, including how they got their period and a beard at the same time. full story

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CHINA: Hong Kong becomes the first ever Asian city to bid for the Gay Games. full story

USA: Ted Cruz: “Let me make this real, real simple for our folks in the media who find this conversation very confusing. If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he still can’t go to the girls bathroom.” full story

USA, FLORIDA: The Marion County School Board plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person’s biological gender. full story

USA, LOUISIANA: Melissa Langford says she went to the Canal Street Family Dollar store on Friday to pick up items for special needs children, but was treated to a cashier who demeaned gay people and then denied her service. full story

USA, NEW JERSEY: The Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has said he likely wouldn’t sign into law an anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ in the state. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: A Methodist pastor and a bishop in North Carolina have married a gay couple in an act of “civil disobedience”. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Over 150 mental health professionals have urged North Carolina to repeal HB2. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: The Advocate looks at the long history of homophobia in the state. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: On Monday morning, Representatives Darren Jackson, Graig Meyer, Susi Hamilton, and Grier Martin will file a bill to repeal House Bill 2 (Public Facilities Privacy Act) in its entirety. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: As lawmakers prepare to enter their annual legislative session Monday, the courts, and possibly the court of public opinion, are threatening to imperil the Republicans‘ right-leaning agenda. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Hundreds of people against and for House Bill 2 will descend on downtown Raleigh to make their voices heard as the General Assembly begins a new session Monday. full story

 

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