Hundreds of people wearing red in support for gay marriage filled the state Capitol building with song and cheers Thursday as lawmakers reviewed legislation that would end Rhode Island’s distinction as the only New England state that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to wed.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman is clarifying that Christie does not believe in gay conversion therapy after the governor earlier in the week declined to take a stance on the controversial practice.
On March 7, Brazil’s House of Representatives elected Marco Feliciano, a right-wing Pentecostal pastor from the country’s Social Christian Party (PSC), as president of the lower chamber’s Human Rights and Minorities’ Commission (CDHM).
Two New Mexico couples have filed a lawsuit in Albuquerque’s district court after they applied for and were denied marriage licenses, claiming that the New Mexico marriage statutes and New Mexico Constitution do not bar same-sex couples from marrying, and therefore the State of New Mexico should issue civil marriage licenses to any same-sex couple who applies for one.
A total of 110 U.S. House members have signed a letter calling on President Obama to take action to protect LGBT workers from discrimination — although the letter has the notable absence of members of Democratic leadership and Republican lawmakers.