Gay Marriage Watch 4/12/14

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 4/12/14
Various

–Anti gay activist temporarily blocked form entering Canada
–Indian political party will push for marriage equality
–Ed Milliband will create Sec for Equality if Labour wins
–Anti gay preacher runs for office in SOHO
–Nintendo calls same sex marriage feature in game a “bug”
–IL House rejects ban on youth conversion therapy
–NV state GOP considers removing gay marriage ban from platform
–UN fights over enshrining sexual decisions of women
–UT plaintiffs speak out
–VA AG submits brief
Details

Seriously?
Various

–Pull Your Pants Up, Or You’re a F@g
–Here Come the Sex Parades
–We May Have to Overthrow the Government to Get Our Way on Gay Marriage
–Squalid, Unnatural and Feculent Misuse
Details

The Coming Marriage Equality Earthquake
The Washington Post

In recent months, one court after another — in Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky — has either ruled a state ban illegal or said the state must recognize legal marriages performed in other states.
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: May 9, A Night For Marriage Equality, Dublin’s Academy. Details
  • –Ireland, Dublin: Jun 15, Big Gay Sing, Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Details
  • –Mexico, Mexico City: Apr 26, NoH8 Photo Shoot, Reforma 222. Details
  • –Netherlands, Eindhoven: Jul 5, Rose Zaterdag – Pink Saturday 2014. 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: 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 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: May 2, Equality IL First Friday Networking Social, Sidetrack, 6-8 PM. Details
  • –USA, KS, Topeka: Apr 11, NoH8 Photo Shoot, Equality House. Details
  • –USA, MD, Rockville: May 4, Same Love Same Rights Gay/Lesbian Wedding Expo, Crowne Plaza Rockville. Details
  • –USA, MI, Southfield: Apr 12, Ultimate LGBT Wedding Expo, 12-6 PM. Details
  • –USA, NJ, Cherry Hill: Apr 26, Spring Fling Bingo, 401 N. Kings Hill, 7 PM. 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: 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

Know about a gay marriage-related event in your part of the world? Add it here: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html

 


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Thanks for reading Gay Marriage Watch!

–Scott and Mark, Married November 1st, 2008
PurpleUnions.com, PO Box 4666, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-0022

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