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Marriage Equality Round-Up - August 30th
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: Sam Stanley became the first English professional rugby union player to come out as gay. full story

Sam Stanley

AUSTRALIA: Rugby league giant and captain of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Greg Inglis has gotten himself tattooed for marriage equality. full story

Greg Inglis

AUSTRALIA: Focus on the Family is using an awkward series of TV ads to try to raise funds to fight marriage equality in the country. full story

CANADA: A bus driver in Calgary has pledged to quit his job rather than drive his city's new rainbow bus, because he's a 'Christian'. full story

IRELAND: Marriage equality is now enshrined in Irish law after President Michael D. Higgins this evening gave legal effect to May's referendum. full story

NEPAL: Hundreds of LGBT activists have protested in Nepal to push for LGBT protections in the country's new constitution. full story

UGANDA: Lawmakers in Uganda are preparing to introduce legislation that could lead to any organization that advocates for LGBT rights being declared illegal. full story

USA: YouTuber Raymond Braun interviewed Sergeant Shane Ortega the first openly trans man in the U.S. Military on his life, trans rights and his time in the military on a Hawaiian beach. full story

USA: NOM's Brian Brown has denounced GOP front-runner Donald Trump. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage, closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: The Advocate has photos of the rally. full story

Kentucky Rally

USA, KENTUCKY: Michelangelo Signorile believes that while Davis will surely lose her battle - that loss will be a win for the GOP's "religious liberty" crazies. full story

USA, KENTUCKY: Local trans man Camryn Colen (third from left in photo) just outed himself to the press as having been issued a marriage license by the office of anti-LGBT county clerk Kim Davis. full story


USA, KENTUCKY: A gay father sounds off on Kim Davis's refusal to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. full story

USA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Thousands attended the self-proclaimed 'Pro-Family Rally' fagainst marriage equality, which eatured speeches from Texas-based Presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Rick Perry. full story

USA, TENNESSEE: The University of Tennessee is encouraging tutors to ask students which pronouns they want to be referred to using. full story

USA, TEXAS: A petition aimed at enshrining a transgender bathroom ban in the Houston City Charter isn't likely to appear on the November ballot. full story 
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Published on:  August 30, 2015

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