Gay Marriage Watch 3/29/14

Welcome to the Gay Marriage Watch, co-sponsored by Purple Unions and Marriage Equality USA. Since 2008, we have provided this daily summary of the latest marriage equality news, with links to each of our posted articles. To see the whole blog, click here: http://www.purpleunions.com/blog

 


Today’s Stories

To see today’s individual stories, use the links below:

Marriage Equality Round-Up 3/29/14
Various
–Several ex-Presidents support President Abela’s stance against the civil unions bill
–Sally Field speaks out against Right to Discriminate bills
–Coalition of blacks, hispanics and pastors wants marriage equality lawsuit thrown out
–Lambda Legal does an IL victory lap
–KY/TN briefing to be complete by late June
–Gay MI GOP strategist praises Governor Snyder; his new husband disagrees
–MS Right to Discriminate bill faces Mon. deadline
–TN asks 6th Circuit to stay recognition pending appeal
–TX Minister may not face church trial
–VA county clerks file brief with 4th Circuit
–President Obama didn’t discuss LGBT rights with Pope
Details

Seriously?
Various
–The Gaystapo is Corrupting Our Kids!
–Homo Demons Assaulted the Bride of Christ
–The Devil Has the Gays in His Thrall
–No Human Rights for Doing an Inhuman Thing
–I Wish Gays Would Take a Gaycation
–“Modern Family” Is a Poison in American Culture
Details

We Haven’t Won Yet
Salon
It’s fast becoming conventional wisdom: The culture war skirmish over same-sex marriage (SSM) is over, with the pro-SSM side having decisively won.
Details

Taiwan: Court Rejects Gay Couple’s Attempt to Register Union
Gay Star News
A same sex couple in Taiwan was rebuffed by a judge yesterday.
Details

UK, England/Wales: Same Sex Weddings Begin
Towleroad.com
Last night at midnight, same sex couples began to marry for the first time in the UK.
Details

UK, Northern Ireland: Protests Held Over Lack of Marriage Equality
Gay Star News
LGBT activists in Northern Ireland are not happy that they can’t participate in the marriage equality festivities taking place across the channel.
Details

USA: Americans Like Gays More Than Evangelicals
Towleroad.com
A new poll shows gays have higher favorable ratings and lower unfavorables with the American public.
Details

USA, Ohio: Gay Couple Gets Health Policy, Drops Lawsuit
On Top Magazine
A gay couple who sued to force Ohio to recognize their New York wedding dropped their lawsuit yesterday.
Details

 


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Marriage Equality Events (Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

 

  • Canada, ON, Toronto: Jun 25-Jun 27, ILGA World Conference 2014. Details
  • Curacao, Willemstad: Apr 30-May 4, South Caribbean Pride 2014. Details
  • Ireland, Dublin: Jun 15, Big Gay Sing, Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Details
  • Mexico, Mexico City: Apr 26, NoH8 Photo Shoot, Reforma 222. Details
  • USA, CA, Los Angeles: Aug 21, Los Angeles Equality Awards Kickoff Party 2, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, Los Angeles: Sep 20, Los Angeles Equality Awards , Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, Los Angeles: Sep 20, Los Angeles Equality Awards Kickoff Party, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, Palm Springs: Aug 10, Palm Springs Equality Awards Kickoff Party, Rivieria Resort and Spa, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, Palm Springs: Sep 14, Palm Springs Equality Awards Kickoff Party 2, Rivieria Resort and Spa, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, Palm Springs: Oct 18, Palm Springs Equality Awards, Riviera Resort, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, San Diego: Mar 29, Transgender Overpass Light Brigade Action & Social, 7:30 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, San Diego: Apr 6, San Diego Equality Awards Kickoff Party 2, W Hotel, 6-8 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, San Diego: May 3, San Diego Equality Awards, The Prado, Balboa Park, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: Mar 21-Apr 27, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, New Conservatory Theatre. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: Mar 31, Transgender Day of Visibility Celebration, SF LGBT Center. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: Apr 12, San Francisco Equality Awards , Palace Hotel, 6 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: May 2, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, Gallo Center for the Arts. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: May 3, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: May 9, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, Center for the Arts. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: May 28, Marriage Equality USA Gala and Awards, Chambers Eat + Drink, 6-8:30 PM. Details
  • USA, CA, San Francisco: Jul 20, Join Team NOH8 at AIDS Walk San Francisco 2014, AIDS Walk in Golden Gate Park. Details
  • USA, CO, Denver: Apr 4, Filings Due in OK Marriage Equality Case, U.S. Court of Appeals – 10th Circuit. Details
  • USA, CO, Denver: Apr 10, Hearing in UT Marriage Equality Case, U.S. Court of Appeals – 10th Circuit. Details
  • USA, CO, Denver: Apr 17, Hearing in OK Marriage Equality Case, U.S. Court of Appeals – 10th Circuit. Details
  • USA, CO, Denver: Apr 27, Same Love Same Rights Gay/Lesbian Wedding Expo, The Curtis. Details
  • USA, FL, Gainesville: May 3, 2013 Greate Gainesville Gala, TBA, 7 PM. Details
  • USA, FL, Online: Apr 24, Equality Florida Tele-Tpwn Hall for Marriage Equality, 6:30 PM. Details
  • USA, FL, St. Petersburg: May 3, 2013 Greater St. Petersburg Gala, TBA, 7 PM. Details
  • USA, IL, Canton: May 17-May 19, “8” The Play Reading, Many Lights Stage Productions. Details
  • USA, IL, Chicago: Apr 4, Equality IL First Friday Networking Social, Sidetrack, 6-8 PM. Details
  • USA, KS, Topeka: Apr 11, NoH8 Photo Shoot, Equality House. Details
  • USA, LA, New Orleans: Apr 5, NoH8 Photo Shoot, Ring of Honor. Details
  • USA, MD, Rockville: May 4, Same Love Same Rights Gay/Lesbian Wedding Expo, Crowne Plaza Rockville. Details
  • USA, ME, Portland: Apr 6, Same Love Same Rights Gay/Lesbian Wedding Expo, Italian Heritage Center. Details
  • USA, NY, Albany: Apr 29, LGBT Equality & Justice Day, State Capitol Bldg, 9 AM-5 PM. Details
  • USA, NY, New York: May 18, Join Team NOH8 at AIDS Walk New York 2014, AIDS Walk in Central Park. Details
  • USA, NY, New York: May 19, Marriage Equality USA Gala and Awards. Details
  • USA, OK, Tulsa: Apr 13, NoH8 Photo Shoot, Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Details
  • USA, OR, Portland: Apr 23, Marriage Equality Lawsuit Hearing, U.S. District Court . Details
  • USA, OR, Portland: Jul 17, Oregonians Against Discrimination Business Leaders Luncheon, Oregon Convention Center. Details
  • USA, OR, Portland: Oct 10, IGNITE!. Details
  • USA, OR, Statewide: Jun 19, Bites for Rights. Details
  • USA, PA, Kulpsville: Mar 30, Bridal Show in Kulpsville, PA, Holiday Inn Lansdale, 1-4 PM. Details
  • USA, PA, Philadelphia: May 1-May 4, Equality Forum 2014. Details
  • USA, PA, Philadelphia: May 28, Marriage Equality Lwssuit Hearing. Details
  • USA, RI, Providence: Aug 3, Same Love Same Rights Gay/Lesbian Wedding Expo, Providence Marriott Downtown. Details
  • USA, VA, Richmond: Apr 11, Plaintiffs’ Marriage Equality Briefs Due, Fourth Circuit. Details
  • USA, VA, Richmond: May 13, Marriage Equality Case Oral Arguments (tentative), Fourth Circuit. Details
  • USA, WA, Seattle: May 8, Same Love Same Rights Gay/Lesbian Wedding Expo, Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle. Details

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