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Australia: Kevin Rudd Says PM Gillard Used to Support Marriage Equality (The Age)
Three gay marriage advocates have recalled a conversation in which Kevin Rudd told them he would “fix” the marriage law and that Julia Gillard had previously spoken in support of the change when she was a member of his cabinet.
Australia: In Online Forum, Gillard Calls for Marriage Equality Conscience Vote This Year (smh.com.au)
Suicide prevention, obesity, gay marriage and the meaning of happiness were just a handful of issues the Prime Minister was quizzed on in a virtual chatroom this morning.
United Kingdom: Local Tory Groups Want Cameron to Abandon Marriage Equality Push (Telegraph)
They warn the Prime Minister that unless the Coalition starts to adopt more Conservative policies the party will lose more members to right wing rivals like Ukip.
Maryland, USA: Cato Scholar to Hold Benefit for Marriage Equality Sunday Night (Towleroad.com)
Tomorrow evening, various conservative eminences shall gather in a Maryland home, as Buzzfeed has it, to “raise money to advance conservative values on marriage.” Which is to say: they want to uphold Maryland’s marriage equality law.
New Jersey, USA: About That Gay Military “Wedding”… (First Things)
Yesterday I blogged here about an ABC report of a same-sex “wedding” at a military base in New Jersey. The story didn’t seem quite right to me, since there is no such thing as same-sex marriage in New Jersey-only civil unions-and we usually mean to say someone got married when we say a “wedding” took place (and that the couple are “newlyweds,” as ABC’s report had it).
Wisconsin, USA: Opposition to Marriage Equality Falling (On Top Magazine)
More voters in Wisconsin believe gay marriage should be illegal than legal – but opposition is falling.
New Spoof of Chick-fil-A Imagines Positions of Other Fast Food Icons (On Top Magazine)
In a new parody inspired by Chick-Fil-A’s recent comments opposing gay marriage, leading fast food chains speak out on the issue.