While knowing that their request would be refused, 5 lesbian couples applied for licences of marriage in Forrest County, Mississippi to show the desire of the LGBTQ community of all the Southern states to obtain also more rights.
New Jersey is on the right track to become the second state, after California, to ban therapies for minors known as "reparative" or "ex-gay". The question which arises from now on is to know if Governor Chris Christie, in case the legislators approve the ban, will veto the law as he previously did for marriage equality.
We expected an answer of the Supreme Court of United States in order to know if it was going to decide to hear the cases challenging DOMA and prohibitions of marriage equality. Friday, the Supreme Court has thus decided that it will hear the oral arguments in the challenge to the defense of marriage act in New York (see our article: DOMA Is Unconstitutional For Boston and New York Courts) as well as the prohibition for gay and lesbian couples to marry in California.
Now we know Washington will be the seventh state to grant gay marriage. The House passed the law and it does not remain any more that the signature of Governor Gregoire who said she supports marriage equality.
In Maryland, the House Speaker requested that 2 committees instead of one studie the marriage equality bill what may push the bill to be passed.
Now we know Governor of Washington supports the legalization of gay marriage.
To obtain the marriage equality in Maryland will not be easy but not impossible. The governor Martin O' Malley said that it would be long but that he will support the legislation.
In order to make the state of Utah more gay-friendly, Human Rights Campaign decided to organize a tour in 17 cities.
The American Psychological Association reports that to prohibit the marriage from gays and lesbians would have "negative effects on their psychological well-being".
We always need to distribute some awards for stupidy and this week, we've got our winner ! Michele Bachmann, congresswoman in Minnesota, continues to affirm that gay men are a health risk for the public health, that it is a choice to be gay and that gay parents are inferior to straight parents.