Marriage News Watch: Matt Baume Wraps It Up

Matt Baume gives his final wrap up of the weekly Marriage News Watch from the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Only a few isolated locations in the country remain where same-sex couples can’t get married.

Those opposed to equality are getting increasingly desperate, with stall tactics and long-shot legal games.

We’re also likely to see renewed attacks on other civil rights, so there’s still going to be a lot of work to do in order to protect equality.

But the story of marriage is changing from something we’re fighting to achieve to something we’re actually living. That’s why as of this week I’m wrapping up Marriage News Watch.

Big thanks to AFER and Matt for the quick 2 minutes updates on the marriage equality fight these last few years. I know my readers have found the bullet point reports easy to watch, take in and pass along. As Matt says, even just the simple act of watching, commenting and sharing these videos has helped raise visibility of LGBTs, which is key to achieving equal rights.

Marriage News Watch – June 1, 2015

Matt Baume for the American Foundation for Equal Rights:

  • An NBC station in Tennessee is refusing to broadcast footage of a gay soldier who wants to get married.
  • The governor of North Carolina vetoed a bill that would let state officials turn gay couples away from marriage counters — but the bill’s not dead yet.
  • And Alabama is actually going through with a threat to stop issuing marriage licenses state-wide — but that might not have the effect they want.

Marriage News Watch – May 11, 2015

From Matt Baume for the American Foundation for Equal Rights:

• Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage.

• Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality.

• At least one presidential candidate seems to think that if elected he could veto the Supreme Court. But a new survey shows that Americans are getting tired of these anti-gay shenanigans.