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Bermuda Could Become the First Country to Ban Gay Marriage After Legalizing It

Bermuda Could Become the First Country to Ban Gay Marriage After Legalizing It In May 2017, the Supreme Court of Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage. But now a homophobic member of parliament named Wayne Furbert has introduced a bill that could ban marriage equality in the island nation. If it passes, Bermuda could become the first country in the world to ban marriage equality after previously legalizing it. How Bermuda gay marriage was first legalized The Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage involved Bermuda resident Winston Godwin and his Canadian fiancé Greg DeRoche. The country’s Registrar-General denied the couple the right to marry, and in court, the couple’s lawyers argued that the denial violated Bermuda’s Human Rights Act, constituting an act of discrimination. The ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 27th

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! COMMENTARY: However, while we’ve discussed the great strides in how gay, lesbian and trans people are represented in the media, it’s very apparent there’s one section of the community who are still pretty much invisible in showbiz – bisexual men. full story NATURE: A rainforest bird known as the sapayoa often lives in commune-like extended family groups where members engage in both opposite-sex and same-sex mating, finds new research on the colorful birds. full story NATURE: A pair of male vultures are caring for an egg at the Tierpark Nordhorn Zoo in Lower Saxony, Germany, ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 29th

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! COMMENTARY: Ending our culture’s obsession with what’s “male” and what’s “female” will be our salvation, writes Riki Wilchins. full story PEOPLE: Whenever I’m told that I seem too gay to be a bisexual man I always respond the same way: “Name me five male bisexual celebrities.” full story POP CULTURE: Seth Meyers last night took a deep dive into the world of anti-trans “bathroom bill” legislation, calling out extremist right-wing hucksters like FOX News, their “doctor” Keith Ablow, Ainsley Earhardt and others for pushing dangerous myths. full story COLOMBIA: Colombia’s highest ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – April 28th

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: Noted Republican Caitlyn Jenner posted a video of herself trying to look very daring by using what appears to be a single-person bathroom at a Trump hotel in New York. The stunt is likely in response to remarks Trump made last week that Jenner would be allowed to use the bathroom at one of his properties. full story POP CULTURE: Six athletes at Yale have decided to come out together and form a support group for LGBTQ athletes on campus. full story EGYPT: An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men to prison for between three to 12 years for the ‘crime’ ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – March 10th

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: 20-year-old Troye Sivan, pop star, helped a girl come out to her mother as bisexual. full story PEOPLE: Chicago Tribune sportswriter Chris Hine publicly came out as gay in his column about the NFL’s anti-gay culture. full story POP CULTURE: It’s been hinted at for years. Now, in the season finale, it’s confirmed: Mac, a character in the long-running farce “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” is gay. full story POP CULTURE: One of the most remarkable bi characters on TV is in this song about being bisexual, demystifying the lies and prejudices about being bisexual with ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 25th

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! OPINION: Why do most representations of transgender and gender-nonconforming lives and people in pop culture and the media tend to follow specific — and narrow — narratives? full story HISTORY: President Lyndon B. Johnson requested the resignation of his longtime aide Walter Jenkins after he was arrested a second time for having sex at a YMCA near the White House, according to newly released documents. A second aide, who was revealed to be gay, was also ousted. full story POP CULTURE: The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to outrageously homophobic pastor James David Manning of Atlah Worldwide ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – February 3rd

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! GENERAL: A new video presented by BBC Raw sheds light on what it’s like to be asexual. full story PEOPLE: Jussie Smollett: “I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man.” full story PEOPLE: Theodore Shoebat’s latest video features the unhinged antigay activist declaring that Jesus Christ would personally kill gay people with his bare hands, so gentle and merciful in his grace. “Jesus Christ took up a ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 22nd

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! PEOPLE: A former US marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has shared her transition online to inspire other transgender women. full story AUSTRALIA: Port Hedland, a Pilbara town known for its harsh landscape and male dominated fly-in, fly-out workforce, is an unlikely addition to a group of local councils across Australia who are using their limited legislative power to advocate for marriage equality. full story POLAND: A Polish priest who was fired by the Vatican ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – October 15th

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! ARGENTINA: Diana Sacayán, a trans rights campaigner, was stabbed to death in Argentina yesterday. full story AUSTRALIA: But Labor’s proposal to return registered partnerships back to civil unions has been greeted with barely a peep from the community. full story FRANCE: For the first time, a French court has recognised a person as ‘gender neutral’. full story INDIA: As a gay Indian I am reminded every day of the violent and abusive attitude our fellow citizens ...

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“Pro-Family” Crackpot Wants Gay Marriage Referred To As “Garriage”

Pat Fagan, the director of The Family Research Council‘s Marriage and Religious Research Institute, feels that opponents of marriage equality should refer to gay men’s marriage as “garriage,” and lesbian’s marriage as “larriage.” Right Wing Watch reports he proposed this in answer to Ryan T. Anderson, a marriage equality opponent who presented his new book Truth Overruled at FRC‘s office, saying: A proposal, something along this line, that we in the pro-family movement start using related terms, but keep “marriage” for what it always was. So we might call — and this is to be worked out — but something like, if you’re talking about gay marriage you call it “garriage.” If it’s lesbian, you call it “larriage.” If you want a ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – September 10th

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! HISTORY: In 1995, one year after the Clinton administration enacted Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to address and reenforce the ban on openly gay military servicemen and women, then-representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered a smack-down to then-representative Randall “Duke” Cunningham of California. full story INTERNATIONAL: A new map from Care2 shows which countries now have marriage equality. full story POP CULTURE: In a new clip from Roland Emmerich’s upcoming gay rights bio-pic Stonewall, we meet ...

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Breaking: Kim Davis Taken Into Federal Custody After Being Found In Contempt Of Court

It doesn’t always pay to go rogue, as Kim Davis has just learned. The bitter, embattled Rowan County clerk, who has become possibly the most despised woman in the United States due to her illegal refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has just been found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody. LGBTQ Nation reports: A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in...

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County Clerk Kim Davis wants to Appeal to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

Cootie Queen..... Get it together!Yesterday, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied Kim's stay to deny marriage licenses to gay couples. So, she has until Monday to do her f*cking job!But today, this jackal had the nerve to deny another gay couple their right to marry. She really thinks she can defy the law and God will be her co-pilot in this tired crusade. Seeing that she's running out of options, Kim is appealing her case to... DRUMROLL, to the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan!Now let me just tell you how this is going to end. Kagan's going to look at Kim's stupid ass and say, "Girl, get out of my face with this mess and get your resume ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – July 16th

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! GENERAL: What does the word “faggot” mean to you? And what about the people who use it? full story GENERAL: Homophobic attitudes are more likely to found in individuals who harbour unacknowledged attraction towards the same sex, a series of psychology studies have found. full story POP CULTURE: Filmmaker Coley Sohn has launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to start filming the gay marriage comedy “Dodie and Cheryl Get Hitched.” full story POP CULTURE: Jimmy Barnes, the ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – July 2nd

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! POP CULTURE: CEO Mark Zuckerburg also had this to say about FB’s real Names” policy: “Real name does not mean your legal name. Your real name is whatever you go by and what your friends call you… In this way, we should be able to support everyone using their own real names, including everyone in the transgender community.” full story POP CULTURE: In a new video for Cosmopolitan.com, Comedian Megan MacKay hilariously uses face ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – June 25th

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! POP CULTURE: As the US Supreme Court prepares to make a decision about equal marriage, Australian author Amy Chung is doing her bit to educate the younger generation about different family relationships. full story POP CULTURE: Matt Hatzke, a former US soccer pro, is sharing his story now ‘to help the next guy find acceptance and happiness.’ full story POP CULTURE: Professional wrestler Matt ‘Money’ Cage has come out as gay, writing on Facebook that ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – June 4th

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! POP CULTURE: A petition has been started asking the Olympic Committee to remove Caitlyn Jenner’s medals. full story POP CULTURE: Jennifer Hudson has released a new song and video celebrating marriage equality. full story POP CULTURE: E! released a preview of Jenner’s upcoming reality show—I Am Cait. full story POP CULTURE: AT&T wants everyone living openly to share their stories by creating their own 15-second “This is Me” video to tell the world how they live ...

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These 8 Couples Are Ready for Marriage in Australia

The marriage equality debate in Australia has been reignited on the back of Ireland's historic referendum legalizing same-sex marriage. Recent polls suggest public support for gay marriage in Australia is at an all-time high of 72 percent. These couples are chomping at the bit. auusie_featuredx400.jpg

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ALABAMA: GOP Bill To Ban All Marriage Licenses Dies For Current Session

And another one bites the dust. Legislation that would take the state of Alabama out of the business of issuing marriage licenses died in the House of Representatives committee today. "This bill does not destroy marriage," Rep. Greg Albritton, R- Bay Minette, said. "This bill does not denigrate marriage. This bill doesn't desanctify marriage because the state cannot sanctify marriage." The legislation passed in the Senate, but it won't go before the House for consideration. It failed 8-3 in the House Judiciary Committee. Albritton said the bill would simply substitute the license for a marriage contract that would be filed in the probate office and would take away the requirement for a marriage ceremony. It was an attempt to prevent chaos from ensuing if the Supreme ...

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Marriage Equality Round-Up – May 28th

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! HISTORY: The Advocate looks back at 50 years of LGBT pioneers. full story POP CULTURE: “Modern Family”‘s Eric Stoestreet says his role has changed him from knowing little about the gay community into an LGBT rights ally. full story POP CULTURE: Trans bodybuilder and model Aydian Ethan Dowling met Ellen DeGeneres in an interview on her show. full story POP CULTURE: The Advocate looks back at 15 queer documentaries that helped define us. full story POP CULTURE: ...

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Dozens Line Up Outside Supreme Court

Equality Case Files reports that dozens are lined up outside the Supreme Court this morning. The line actually began some time on Friday and it rained on them last night. See the Twitter feed for many more photos.

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