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Friday, February 27, 2015

Mary Lambert & Texas One Step!


Week of February 23, 2015

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Mary Lambert, the singer/songwriter whose featured turn on Maclemore and Ryan Lewis' Same Love shares her Secrets and other tracks from her new album (interviewed by Chrisanne Eastwood).

Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend become the lone lesbian married couple in the Lone Star State.

An Arkansas alert fails to activate LGBT activists and allies, but does not escape the attention of MSNBC's Jose Diaz Balart and the AP's Andrew DeMillo.

Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) inspires weirdness.

And in <i><a href="http://bit.ly/1wi7Y5s">NewsWrap</a></i>: two-year betrothal for Finland's marriage equality, Ireland sets the date, much Moore to argue in Alabama, no religious trump card for discrimination in Washington,  and more news reported this week by Sarah Sweeney and John Dyer V (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending February 21, 2015

SUMMARY

Long Betrothal - Finland's president signs a marriage equality bill into law that won't take effect until 2017   

A Day in May - Ireland's Prime Minister sets the date for the national marriage equality referendum for May 22nd …

Moore Arguments - some Alabama probate judges are still refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples …

Breaking With Convention - a second Tokyo district hints at offering partnership certificates to lesbian and gay pairs, and Japan's Prime Minister tells parliament that the constitution doesn't permit marriage equality …

Yours, Mine, But Not Theirs - Colombia's highest court allows same-gender couples to adopt their partner's biological offspring, but refuses to open adoption to lesbian and gay couples more generally …

Time Warped - two men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are arrested for "crimes against nature," even though the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional in 2003 …

First, A Pig Flies - a Wyoming Republican is ejected from a state House committee for trying to amend an LGBT anti-bias bill with an effective date of "when hell freezes over" …

Notrump Ruling - a Washington state judge rules that religious belief does not give a business open to the public a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians …

Bouncing Baby Bias - after "much prayer," a Detroit, Michigan pediatrician refuses to treat the 6-day-old baby daughter of a lesbian couple  ….

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Marriage Momentum: Alabama to Ireland!


 Week of February 16, 2015
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The "Segregation Forever" state's Chief Justice Roy Moore stands in the wedding chapel doors (coverage of this week's chaos in Alabama by Comedy Central and MSNBC, plus words from a minister arrested for "attempted marrying").

Out Irish Senator Katherine Zappone urges a "yes" vote on marriage equality in the upcoming May referendum.

Queer Life and Literature Commentator Janet Mason reviews marriage equality fact and fiction in Redeeming the Dream (by David Boies and Ted Olson) and All I Love and Know (by Judith Frank).

Grammy-winning single Sam Smith and his Lonely quadruplets visit Ellen.

And in NewsWrap: disinterest defeats a homophobic Slovakian referendum, a Tokyo district pushes a partnership plan, there's no cure for a fake disease in New Jersey, and more news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Natalie Peoples (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending February 14, 2015

SUMMARY

Not Worth the Vote - Regressive anti-LGBT proposals fail in a Slovakia referendum for lack of interest …

Pasta Al Dente - Italy’s top court rules that the country’s constitution does not require opening civil marriage to same-gender couples …

Balancing the Fairness Books - the new Greek government proposes civil unions for queer couples …

Honorable Mention - the Tokyo district of Shibuya plans to offer “partnership certificates," which would be the first-ever recognition of lesbian and gay couples in Japan …

Fake Diseases Can't Be Cured - a New Jersey judge rules that businesses pushing “change therapy” to make gays and lesbians heterosexual are violating the state’s Consumer Fraud Act …

Partisan Bullies' Pulpit - a Republican-controlled U.S. House committee kills proposals to protect LGBT students …

Bias Unbound - Arkansas lawmakers ban enactment of city or county laws in the state to protect LGBT people from discrimination …

Straight Scandal Yields Bi First - Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is set to become the first openly bisexual governor in the United States …

Risks of Brownbacking - Jon Stewart reminds us how much we’ll miss him when he leaves “The Daily Show” later this year with his searing satirical report about GOP Kansas Governor Sam Brownback rescinding state anti-bias protections for LGBT people ….

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Jayne of God & Where’s Reince?

 

Week of February 9, 2015
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British evangelical campaigner Jayne Ozanne comes out as a lesbian in an interview Christian Today's Ruth Gledhill, and takes the helm of the LGBT lobbying group Accepting Evangelicals.

The political weather is rainy for a hate-hosted Republican trip to Israel (MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tries to find out if Party head Reince Priebus is traveling with the American Family Association).

Comedy Central's new Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore (aka The Daily Show's Senior Black Correspondent) marvels at the mad pace of marriage equality.

UK singer-songwriter Sam Smith is grateful for four big Grammys -- and the broken heart that made it possible.

And in NewsWrap: Grammy honoree John Legend goes on the record against Brunei barbarism, Obama budgets for Social Security parity, 300 same-gender Michigan couples are still married, trans activists create change in Denver, and more news reported this week by Chrisanne Eastwood and Michael LeBeau (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending February 7, 2015

SUMMARY

Hollow Honor - “Stone the Gays” Brunei is back in the news with the withdrawal by singer/songwriter John Legend from a pre-Grammys party in his honor at the Sultan of Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel …

Safety Net Equality - U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget includes a proposal to guarantee Social Security benefits for all legally married same-gender couples, even if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage …

Just Married (A While Ago) - Michigan recognizes gay and lesbian couples who married in the state during a brief period late last year when they could …

Suspense - same-gender couples in Alabama were expected to begin getting marriage licenses on February 9th, barring a last-minute intercession by the US Supreme Court …

Short Change - queer-supportive Denver, Colorado Mayor Michael Hancock cancels his appearance at the 27th annual National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference in his city after activists storm the stage to protest the Denver Police shooting death of transgender Latina teen Jessie Hernandez …

Cream of the Crop - out Houston, Texas Mayor Annise Parker is named the best city leader in America …

Sally and The Gipper - California lawmakers propose a statue in the nation’s capitol honoring posthumously-lesbian U.S. astronaut Sally Ride …

A Million Women Getting Married - a high-strung Irishman opposed to marriage equality defines “laughingstock” during a TV3 Ireland “The Peoples Debate” broadcast ….

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Monday, February 09, 2015

The Right and Left Hands of God

Week of February 2, 2015
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U.S. Republicans board a ship of fools with harbingers of hate from the American Family Association for a visit to Israel, as MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reports (including several outrageous pronouncements by AFA mouthpiece Bryan Fischer).

True love speaks spiritually to  James Alexander Langteaux, author of Gay Conversations With God (interviewed by Steve Pride).

And in <i><a href="http://bit.ly/1C8Jfm8">NewsWrap</a></i>: Mormons swap non-discrimination for religious exemption, Idaho lawmakers bounce a bias ban for the ninth year, an "outed" Chinese worker sues for wrongful termination, Nigerian birthday party guests are busted for "planning a gay wedding," an Egyptian appeals court formally clears "debauched" gay bathhouse arrestees, and more news reported this week by Michael Allan and Carole Meyers (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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