Marriage equality took center stage again on Monday, with progress on both coasts.
And a new poll suggests that a majority of NJ voters say same-sex marriage should be decided by popular referendum. But in that same poll, a slim majority said gay couples couples should be allowed to wed.
Group organizes against NC marriage amendment
A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina doesn’t just hurt gay people — it hurts everyone. That was the message on Monday night at a rally at Salem College to urge people to register to vote and defeat the amendment, which is on the May 8 ballot.
Australia Condemns Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill
Australia has joined the growing international backlash against St. Petersburg, Russia’s anti-gay propaganda bill, which has passed a second reading. The measure would impose fines of over $15,000 on groups or individuals that “promote” homosexuality and pedophilia to minors.
The least LGBT-friendly Countries in Eurpoe
Business Insider lists what it considers “The 13 Least Gay-Friendly Countries In Europe,” based on, among other things: anti-discrimination and anti-hatred/violence laws, existence of legal procedures for gender recognition for trans people, and legal recognition of same-sex couples and parenting rights.
On Tuesday, openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and other progressive clergy are expected to protest MSNBC, citing the news network’s continued on-air promotion of Tony Perkins, spokesman for the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council.