Equal marriage victory in the USA

This video from Washington DC in the USA says about itself:

Reactions outside the Supreme Court to marriage equality ruling

26 June 2015

From the Human Rights Campaign in the USA:

We won! In a historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that bans on marriage equality are unconstitutional. Marriage equality is the law of the land and LGBT couples in every corner of the country will soon have the opportunity to marry in their home states!

At this moment, I’m standing outside of the Supreme Court with Jim Obergefell and thousands of other HRC supporters in the midst of an awe-inspiring, joyous celebration. Today is a true testament to decades of hard work paying off — and I hope you will join in the celebration wherever you are.

Raise a toast, then join us in public celebration. First, add your name to a commemorative HRC logo that includes YOUR NAME along with other HRC members’ names that will be instantly downloadable. Then, make it your profile image. That way, you can show the world that you stood on the right side of history.

In addition, if you are out celebrating, please take pictures and send them to us using the hashtag #LoveWins. HRC will be retweeting and reposting your photos all day and night so we can show the world that together, we made history!

Think about it — decades from now, children in schools will learn Obergefell v. Hodges as one of the most important equal rights cases ever before the Supreme Court. And, you were a part of it!

Today’s ruling makes it perfectly clear that there is no legal or moral justification for continuing to stand in the path of marriage equality. Couples from Michigan to Texas to North Dakota shouldn’t have to wait even a moment longer to be treated equally under the law.

I am calling upon state officials across the country to act swiftly to ensure that every obstacle to obtaining a marriage license is removed as quickly as possible so loving same-sex couples don’t have to wait any longer.

Thank you for helping HRC change hearts and minds all over the world. This victory wouldn’t have been possible without you.

Thanks so much,

Chad Griffin
President, HRC

Alabama Justice Roy Moore vows to block ‘illegitimate’ marriage equality ruling at state level: here.

Artists And Writers Around The Country Pledge Support For Gay Marriage: here.

Gay Pride and homophobia in Latvia

This video says about itself:

Craziness in Latvia

A short video on the crazed, feces-throwing mob that met a Gay Pride event in Latvia, July 22, 2006.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Latvia: Riga government urged to back Gay Pride celebration

Thursday 18th June 2015

GAY RIGHTS activists called on the Latvian government yesterday to come out in support of an international Gay Pride march in the capital Riga this weekend.

EuroPride, which celebrates the rights of LGBT people in a different European city every year, will be held in the Latvian capital on Saturday at the end of a week-long festival that began on June 15.

While EuroPride organisers say law enforcement authorities have been very co-operative, the Latvian government has failed to welcome the event.

When asked about it last December, Latvian President Andris Berzins stated that “homosexuality should not be advertised and imposed.”

In 2005, a gay pride march in Riga was marred by violence and hostility, as 70 activists defied more than a thousand homophobic counter-protesters who tried to block the march, used tear gas and threw eggs at the marchers.

Northern Irish pro-marriage equality campaign

This music video from Ireland says about itself:

Bronagh Gallagher – Love Will Find You

19 February 2013

Bronagh Gallagher (aka Derry‘s daughter) with her amazing band absolutely stormed the Glassworks with a blistering set.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Gallagher: Spread joy of same-sex marriage

Friday 12th June 2015

SINGER and actress Bronagh Gallagher has called for same-sex marriage to be legalised in Northern Ireland ahead of her performance at a Belfast marriage equality rally on Saturday.

Ms Gallagher will be supported on stage by Quire, a 30-strong choir of LGBT singers.

The rally in front of Belfast City Hall will follow a march through the city being organised by Amnesty International, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Rainbow Project.

“I was a big supporter of the Yes campaign in the Republic and now I want to see that joy spread to Northern Ireland,” said Ms Gallagher.

“For me, this is dead simple. I think everyone is equal and the law should treat them as equal. No more and no less than that.”

Northern Ireland left behind on gay marriage issue, say Belfast marchers. Thousands join demonstration calling for an end to province’s status as ‘last bastion of discrimination against gay people in these islands’: here.

ABOUT 20,000 gay rights supporters marched through Belfast city centre on Saturday to demand that the legal recognition of same-sex marriage be extended to Northern Ireland: here.

Ukrainian neo-nazis attack gay pride march

This video is about neo-nazis of the Svoboda party attacking Jews in Ukraine.

If Ukrainian neo-nazis are not murdering political opponents … or are not busy with their well-paid jobs as advisers to the minister of defence war … or with attacking Jews … then they will be attacking others, like LGBTQ people daring to march for their rights.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Violent clashes at Ukrainian gay rights march

Several people on march and police officers injured as far-right groups attack parade in Kiev

Saturday 6 June 2015 13.18 BST

Dozens of unknown assailants have attacked a gay rights march in Kiev, injuring several marchers and police officers.

The attackers hurled teargas and smoke bombs at the 300 marchers as they walked along the Dnipro river bank in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday morning.

The Interfax news agency reported that five police officers were injured, while other local media reported four marchers were hurt.

Several hundred riot police formed a cordon to keep marchers and opponents apart, following a warning that the event was threatened by far-right groups.

Some opponents to gay rights tried to break through the cordon. Some demonstrators were attacked after the march dispersed.

On Friday, the organisers for KyivPride2015 said the march would go ahead despite warnings from the mayor, Vitaly Klitschko, who advised that the event be cancelled because of a threat of violence from far-right groups.