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Marriage Equality Round-Up - May 26th

AUSTRALIA:
--Marriage equality by end of 2015?
--Labor leader to introduce marriage equality bill
--Queensland govt hopes to reinstate civil unions this year

GERMANY
--Opposition party calls on Merkel to pass marriage equality

IRELAND:
--Same sex weddings by September?
--Or maybe July?
--Parents used in "no" ads upset, support marriage equality
--"Yes" campaigners in only county to vote "no" blame local politicians
--Senator proposes to partner on live TV after "yes" vote
--Government plans to pass employment and job discrimination protections this summer

ITALY:
--PM says country can't put off civil unions any longer

MOROCCO:
--Men accused of being gay jailed for three years

SOUTH KOREA:
--New documentary on gay couple who married

UGANDA:
--Anti gay Speaker of Parliament spends birthday in US

UK:
--MP's given option to use Mx. title on swearing in

UK, NORTHERN IRELAND:
--Sinn Fein leader calls for marriage equality in Northern Ireland, too
--Marriage equality protests planned for Belfast

USA:
--Trans group calls for legalization of transgender military service

USA, INDIANA:
--Fight to maintain ban cost state $1.4 million

USA, PENNSYLVANIA:
--Couple registered as father and son in 1994 for legal rights will finally marry

USA, UTAH:
--Marriage equality plaintiffs marry
Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy! AUSTRALIA: The Queensland Government hopes to reinstate civil unions by …
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"Arrangements will start within the next few days to pass a law to give create the Constitutional amendment that will allow Ireland's first same-sex marriage to take place before Christmas."

How about sooner???
Although the public just overwhelmingly approved a referendum on marriage equality, it’s gonna be a few more months before same sex couples can marry in the country. The International Business Times reports: Arrangements will start within the next few days to pass a law to give create the Constitutional amendment that will allow Ireland’s first …
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The yes vote has won, and the "no" folks have conceded. The margin may be as high as 2-1.

It's an amazing, historic day for Ireland and for marriage equality!
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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 25th

POP CULTURE:
--Neil Patrick Harris to narrate gay children's book

AUSTRALIA:
--In wake of Irish vote, PM dismisses idea of marriage equality referendum in country
--Parliament just two votes short of marriage equality passage
--PM's sister speaks out against his continued blocking of marriage equality

CHINA: Hong Kong's Parliament may debate civil unions later this year

IRELAND:
--The New York Times editorial on the marriage equality victory
--U2 frontman Bono dedicates performance of “Pride (In the Name of Love)” to Ireland
--Dublin promotes itself as same sex wedding destination
--Melanie Nathan looks at the impact of the vote worldwide
--Catholic Church doing some soul searching

ITALY:
--Left-wing politicians push for civil unions

TAIWAN: Presidential hopeful pledges to legalize marriage equality

UK:
--Potential :about leader hopes to take LGBT rights global

USA:
--Former President George W. Bush sought to officiate a lesbian wedding in 2013
--Fox reporter asks Mike Huckabee if he would have followed Court's desegregation order
--Five year old writes to Obama on Twitter about marriage equality

USA, ALABAMA:
--Senate passes bill to get state out of marriage business

USA, LOUISIANA:
--Business groups respond to Governor Jindal's right to discriminate order

USA, TEXAS:
--GOP Rep resurrects right to discriminate bill
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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 24th

POP CULTURE:
--Anti-gay Swede wins Eurovision, has change of heart

CANADA:
--Manitoba bans conversion therapy

IRELAND:
--Final Tally: 62.4% Yes
--Only one county voted no (map)
--Photos of the marriage equality celebration
--Hozier celebrates with tweet
--Actor Colin Farrell is also very happy.
--Celebrity reactions
--Politicans' reactions
--Five reasons the Irish vote will impact marriage equality in US politics

ITALY:
--Will country soon be the only one in Western Europe not recognizing gay unions?

UK, NORTHERN IRELAND: When will they catch up to the rest of the British Isles?

USA:
--Gates says Boyscout Ban on adult gays could be lifted by October

USA, UTAH:
--Mormon LGBT group banned from parades
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Marriage Equality Round-Up - May 23rd

ONLINE:
Google search results for anti-gay bakery include image with anti-gay slur

POP CULTURE:
--Michael Sam gets a job with the Canadian Football League

WORLDWIDE:
--New map of marriage equality countries

RUSSIA:
--Moscow Pride banned again

SWITZERLAND:
Catholic Bishop walks back statements about praying the gay away

UK:
Former head of Catholic Church in England/Wales calls marriage equality "evil"

UK, NORTHERN IRELAND:
--It's your turn

USA:
--FRC mostly mum on Duggar resignation
--Senate Dems introduce resolution against conversion therapy
--FRC's Tony Perkins - Pastors will be dragged kicking and screaming from churches
--How discredited marriage equality study went wrong

USA, GUAM:
--Lesbian couple continues fight for marriage equality

USA, ILLINOIS:
--Pete LaBarbera's IML protest and press conference fizzles out

USA, TEXAS:
--Church relents, will let gay couple dedicate their child in main sanctuary

USA, WASHINGTON DC:
--Anti marriage equality protesters still hanging out in front of the Supreme Court
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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 22nd

POP CULTURE:
--Sabra Hummus ad features married gay couple
--Lithuania Eurovision semi-final performance features same sex kisses
--Pride flags out in force during Russian performance

AUSTRALIA:
--Former rugby pro threatens to march in a mankini if Australians don't vote for marriage equality

IRELAND:
--Polls open
--Writer Colm Toibin - Catholic Church has no authority on civil matters
--Will silent opposition turn out to thwart "yes" vote?
--Broadcasters can't talk about marriage equality merits now until referendum is over
--Chanel Four looks at the referendum
--Uber, Hailo offer free rides to the polls today
--Time for Irish Americans to stand up for marriage equality
--Towleroad round-up
--What if the vote is "no"?

ITALY:
--Rome kicks off civil unions registry

NEW ZEALAND:
--Opposition leader apologizes for anti trans joke

SWITZERLAND:
--Supreme Court won't recognize gay fathers

UGANDA:
--Openly gay US LGBT envoy visiting country

UK, NORTHERN IRELAND:
--TV host defends anti-gay baker

USA:
--Rabbinical group condemns conversion therapy
--Boy Scouts president calls for listing of ban on LGBT adults
--Senators call for more protections for LGBt troops
--Former Bush official compares marriage equality to anti-Jewish laws in Nazi Germany
--Gay donor pushes Rubio on marriage equality
--Girl Scouts to welcome trans girls
--Asexual group plans conference, outreach campaign
--Last new marriage equality map before SCOTUS ruling?

USA, AL: Federal judge grants class action status, stays ruling

USA, CA:
--SF Pride won't ban FB over real names policy
--Gender reassignment surgery for trans inmate placed back on hold

USA, LA
--Best responses to Governor's right to discriminate order
--New Orleans mayor issues executive order to counter discrimination

USA, NY:
--OutNYC hotelier continus apology tour

USA, TX:
--First state Republican lawmaker to come out in favor of marriage equality
--Michelangelo Signorile interviews notorious anti-gay representative Cecil Bell
--Pastor protection bill passes after assurances it does not apply to county clerks, etc
--Anti marriage equality amendment was not added
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