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Australia: Sydney MCC Reaffirms Marriage Equality Support (Star Observer)
The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Sydney reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and called for churches that support same-sex marriage to be allowed to marry couples in line with their faiths.
NOM Fundraiser Falls 98% Short (Lez Get Real)
How much money can the National Organization for Marriage dredge up to push their radical bigoted agenda? Apparently not as much as they though. The way that this was set up was that for every Facebook like, Twitter follow or text message, NOM would get $1 from a wealthy donor.
AK: Anchorage Gay Rights Group Collects Signatures for 2012 Initiative (ADN.com)
A new campaign is on in the decades-long battle over adding Anchorage’s gay and transgender residents to the city’s anti-discrimination law.
Gay Couple’s Daughter Speaks Out About Marriage Equality (The Stir)
On your average day, I’m not a big fan of parents who have their kids fight their battles for them. If you’re steadfast in your beliefs, you should be able to defend them without going for the cheap ploys. But when it comes to marriage equality, I have to admit, all bets are off. The fight for two men, men like Kevin Montgomery and Dennis Duban, to have their family legally recognized under the law is really about their kids too.
MD: Governor O’Malley to Headline Marriage Equality Event (The Washington Blade)
Equality Maryland has an event slated for Wednesday in which several local elected officials will be honored including Gov. Martin O’Malley who said in July that getting a same-sex marriage law passed next year is among his legislative goals.
The Golden Rule and Marriage Equality (Portland Daily Sun)
What comes to mind when you hear the word marriage? Love, commitment, family, all are words typically associated with the concept of joining in union with the person that makes your world go round.
Extra Hurdles Face Bi-National Gay Couples (Daily Couger)
As the immigration debate continues to boil, one group is always overlooked. While many undocumented immigrants can find some refuge in marriage, gay immigrants retain the short end of the stick.
I Don’t Want a Gay Marriage (New Civil Rights Movement)
Many of us were shocked to open our Sunday papers on August 28 to a lead editorial headlined “GAY MARRIAGE: LET’S COUNT THE VOTES” in which The Seattle Times endorsed marriage for same- sex couples saying, “Public attitudes toward gay marriage are evolving, led by younger generations.”
Amsterdam: No More Anti Marriage Equality Registrars (RNW)
Amsterdam no longer has any marriage registrars with moral objections to same-sex marriages. News broke a few months ago that two civil servants on the municipal payroll in the Dutch capital were not willing to to marry same-sex couples.
Scotland: Consultation Launched on Marriage Equality (BBC News)
A consultation on the issue of same-sex marriages and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships has been launched by Scottish ministers.
United Kingdom: Conservative MP Suggests Churches Who Marry Straight Couples Must Also Perform Partnership Ceremonies (Pink News)
Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove, has called for churches to be banned from holding marriages if they refuse to perform civil partnerships for gay couples.
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PinkSixty Gay News Daily Update (Video) (Pink Paper)
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Gay Marriage Events This Coming Week (Full Events List/Add Your Own Event: www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 09/07, LA Black LGBT Network Meeting, Jewel’s Catch One, 7-9 PM. bit.ly/bU7RLC
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 09/03, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM. bit.ly/bKvO8V
–USA, IL, Chicago: 09/02, Equality IL First Friday Networking Social, TBD, TBD. bit.ly/gOlMG5
–USA, LA, New Orleans: 09/01-09/05, HRC “On the Road to Equality” Bus Tour, TBA, TBA. bit.ly/mVT70o
–USA, MD, Chevy Chase: 09/07, Celebration and Kickoff: Coming together in the support of winning Marriage Equality, Home of Mayor David Lublin, 5:30 PM. bit.ly/pUpzX1
–USA, MN, Duluth: 09/03, Duluth-Superior Pride Festival w/MN United for All Families, Pride, 11 AM-7 PM. bit.ly/qQbOL8
–USA, NY, New York: 09/06, Same Love Same Rights Wedding Expo, Gotham Hall, TBD. bit.ly/isMfcV
–USA, NY, New York: 09/07, MENY General Meeting, LGBT Center, 6:30-7:30 PM. bit.ly/I9vIu
–USA, WA, Seattle: 09/07, Equal Rights WA Volunteer Night, Equal Rights WA Office, 6-9 PM. bit.ly/gTxzXN
Know about a gay marriage-related event in your part of the world? Add it here: www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html
Thanks to Scott at Purple Unions.