Thanks to our friends at Gay Marriage Watch Daily here is a summary of the latest marriage equality news, with links to each posted articles. To see today’s individual stories, use the links below:
South Australia, Australia: Civil Unions Bill Reaches Parliament (Herald Sun)
Independent MP Bob Such introduced a Private Member’s Bill to the Lower House, saying it was not purely a “same-sex provision” but would be available to all couples looking for an alternative to marriage.
Northern Ireland: Gay Adoption Ban Overturned (Pink News)
The ban preventing gay and unmarried couples from adopting children in Northern Ireland has been deemed unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.
USA: Pelosi Criticizes House GOP Spending on DOMA Case (On Top Magazine)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday criticized legal spending to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 law which bans federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
USA: Anne Hathaway Donating Money From Wedding Photos to Marriage Equality (The Advocate)
When Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman last September, every entertainment magazine in the country wanted the pictures.
USA: How Good Are the Polls for Marriage Equality in This Election? (Gay Today)
In Maryland, Maine and Washington, voters appear to be warming to the idea of legal marriage of same sex couples, raising the likelihood that come Election Day at least one of those states will join six others that have approved gay marriage.
USA: Are Cam and Mitchell Getting Married? (The Advocate)
On Monday, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson posted a photo to his WhoSay.com account of him and his on-screen partner, Eric Stonestreet, in their wedding best, holding hands, beneath a pink and white flower-covered canopy.
USA: Parks and Rec’s Aziz Ansari Supports Marriage Equality in Jimmy Kimmel (The Advocate)
Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari showed off his support of marriage equality Monday while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
USA: National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Endorses Marriage Equality (GayUSA)
The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community in the United States has always been made up of a diversity of people from different ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, religions, languages spoken, and more.
USA: New Marriage Equality Film Released on DVD (GMW)
After a successful national theatrical release, Kenneth Del Vecchio’s AN AFFIRMATIVE ACT – the first-ever courtroom drama about the legalization of gay marriage – is now available on iTunes and DVD.
USA: New Marriage Equality Video From TheFour – It Takes All Types (Towleroad.com)
With a little more than two weeks until election day, pro-equality group TheFour, currently fighting for equality in Washington, Maryland, Minnesota and Maine, released a video highlighting the disparate people who support same-sex marriage.
California, USA: Countdown to “8″ the Play Reading in Sacramento on Saturday Night (GMW)
Kate Sullivan Gibbens, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only reading of “8″, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the downtown Crest Theater.
Maine, USA: Marriage Equality Debate Tonight on WABI TV-5 in Bangor (Kennebec Journal)
The two sides in the gay-marriage campaign are set to debate on live television tonight with less than three weeks to go until Election Day.
Maine, USA: Marriage Equality Debate Focuses on Businesses (Kennebec Journal)
The two sides in the same-sex marriage debate traded barbs Wednesday on what would happen to businesses if gay marriage becomes legal in Maine.
Maine, USA: Spaghetti for Marriage Equality (WLBZ)
Former Governor John Baldacci has openly supported same-sex marriage since we last saw it on the ballot in 2009.
Maryland, USA: Gallaudet Diversity Officer Appears in Anti Marriage Equality Ad (Towleroad.com)
Angela McCaskill, the Gallaudet University associate provost of diversity and inclusion who was recently placed on leave after it was revealed that she signed a petition to put Maryland’s marriage equality law on the ballot (Question 6), is featured in a new ad from the anti-gay Maryland Marriage Alliance opposing Question 6.
Maryland, USA: Marriage Equality Initiative Ahead Among Likely Voters 52-43% (The Washington Post)
Maryland voters are leaning toward legalizing same-sex marriage next month, something that has never happened at the ballot box anywhere in the nation, a new Washington Post poll finds.
Missouri, USA: Marriage Equality Children’s Book Challenged at Brentwood Library (Patch.com)
The Brentwood Public Library hasn’t had a book challenged in the seven years that Ellen Walther has been on the board, but a children’s book that touches on the subject of gay marriage is now under consideration to be removed.
Washington, USA: Marriage Equality Group Raises $2.8 Million in 6 Weeks (Seattle PI)
The campaign to uphold the state’s gay marriage law raised $2.8 million in cash contributions over the past six weeks.
Washington, USA: Child and Family Groups Support Marriage Equality (Pam’s House Blend)
“Protect the children” the opponents of civil marriage for same-sex couples plead.
Washington, USA: Seattle Times Launches Unprecedented Ad Campaign for Marriage Equality, GOP Gubernatorial Candidate (Seattle Times)
The Seattle Times Co. jumped directly into two of the state’s hottest political contests Wednesday, launching an $80,000 independent-expenditure campaign promoting Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and announcing a similar effort in support of the referendum to legalize gay marriage.