Gay Marriage Watch 4/2/14

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 4/2/14
Various

–Malta pastor turns in 10K signatures against civil unions bill
–8 House Dems still don’t support ENDA
–New Mozilla CEO won’t rule out more anti-gay donations
–HRC honors 300+ pro gay companies
–New Harvey Milk stamp design
–There are now 55 US lawsuits
–Split decision on photo theft by Eugene Delguadio
–Ypsilanti City Council may pass marriage equality resolution
–MN “ex-gay” therapy ban bill dies
–US Supremes will consider taking NM Photographer case again om Friday
–Another brief filed in OK case
–UT t-shirt to help fund lawsuit
Details

Seriously?
Various

–I Can Eat Your Wedding Food But I Can’t Attend Your Wedding –My Study Was Limited, But I’m Still Right –I Totally Never Called Obama the Antichrist –AIDS Patients Should Sue Safe Sex Groups –Masturbation Will Make You Gay –Gays Are Hiding Their Ties to the Devil
Details

Russia: Will Country Get Its Own Defense of Marriage Act?
RT.com

One of Russia’s political parties wants to enshrine marriage inequality in the country’s constitution.
Details

USA, Florida: Another Marriage Equality Lawsuit
Joe.My.God

Yet another marriage equality lawsuit, this one from a gay couple in Key West.
Details

USA, Mississippi: Legislature Passes Right to Discriminate Bill
Think Progress

Showing their true colors, Mississippi legislators made a last-minute push and passed its own version of a Right to Discriminate” law.
Details

USA, Nevada: County GOP Party Removes “Traditional Marriage” Plank from Platform
On Top Magazine

In a small but significant step, the local Clark County republican party made a big change to its platform.
Details

USA, Oregon: Oregon United for Marriage Calls for Quick Ruling on Marriage Equality
LGBTQ Nation

Both the group pushing for a marriage equality vote in November and a group of corporations in favor of it made news yesterday.
Details

 


Marriage Equality Links

We also have a batch of useful resource links from MEUSA and GMW:

Current Map, Court Cases, Legislation & Polling: Marriage Equality USA tracks all the current court cases, polls, and bills and initiatives on marriage equality across the USA. Link

Share Your Marriage Equality Story: MEUSA is also compiling a collection of personal stories about marriage equality – add yours today! Link

Post DOMA Resources: Now that Section 3 of DOMA has been struck down by the US Supreme Court, MEUSA has pulled together a section of resources for same sex couples in a post-DOMA world. Link

Marriage Equality Resources: MEUSA also has a great section full of marriage equality resources. Link

Marriage Equality Organizations: Gay Marriage Watch has its own collection of marriage equality organizations in the US and around the world. Link

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors: Getting married? Congratulations! Purple Unions lists gay owned and friendly wedding vendors around the world. Link

 


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, AR, Little Rock: Apr 17, Marriage Equality hearing in State Court. 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 15, Marriage Equality USA Gala and Awards. 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: Apr 8, SAME Membership Meeting, 3620 30th Street, 6:30-8:30 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: 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, DC, Washington: Dec 4-Dec 7, LGBT Leaders 2014. 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, 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: Mar 28, Defendants’ Marriage Equality Briefs Due, Fourth Circuit. 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
  • USA, WI, Madison: Aug 25, Marriage Equality Lawsuit Trial. Details

 

 

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