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Friday, July 03, 2015

U.S. Marriage Mission Accomplished!

Week of June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court rings wedding bells across the U.S.A.! Our comprehensive coverage of the historic ruling on marriage equality includes comments by lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell, President Barack Obama, trailblazing attorneys Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, and many others.

And in NewsWrap: New Jersey "conversion" crooks are found guilty of consumer fraud, a "no promo homo" bill advances in Kyrgyzstan, civil partners seek civil marriage rights in Northern Ireland, and anxious Aussies plan to celebrate a straight couple's threatened anti-equality protest divorce, reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Chrisanne Eastwood (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending June 27, 2015

SUMMARY

Victory! - The U.S. Supreme Court opens civil marriage to same-gender couples nationwide …

Guilty! - a New Jersey jury unanimously decides that practitioners of so-called “conversion therapy” are committing consumer fraud …

Backwards! - a “no promo homo” bill worse than Russia’s is one reading away from becoming law in Kyrgyzstan …

Forward! - two same-gender couples sue for marriage rights in Northern Ireland …

Self-Destruct! - about 200,000 people cheer the impending protest divorce of an Australian “Christian” couple if marriage equality arrives …




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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending June 20, 2015

SUMMARY

Kiss and Jail - Two men get four month jail terms in Morocco for kissing in public, and perhaps up to 20 men are arrested in the Moroccan city of Agadir for homosexuality …

Uninvited Guests - Saudi Arabian "morality police" net several arrests in simultaneous early morning raids on two "gay parties" in Jeddah …

March Today, Miss Tomorrow - Israeli lawmakers reject an LGBT anti-bias bill …

Greens Left Lonely - Austria's National Assembly overwhelmingly votes down a marriage equality resolution …

2 For 2 - Taipei becomes the second city in Taiwan to symbolically recognize same-gender couples …

Where God Won't See You - the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., the Southern Baptist Convention, publishes a guide on to how to avoid hiring LGBT people and how to defend charges of bias by former LGBT workers, while Convention President Ronnie Floyd tilts at marriage equality windmills …

Duel to the Demonstration - a Seoul court overturns a police ban of the 15th annual Korea Queer Culture Festival's event-capping Pride parade …

Big Pink - record crowds light up Singapore's annual Pink Dot rally for LGBT rights …

Organic Organizer - a Baltimore, Maryland widow defiantly responds to a neighbor's complaint of having a "relentlessly gay" garden — with a little help from her friends …

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Legalized Bias & Kenneth in the (212)!

Week of June 15, 2015

As hate holds sway in Michigan and North Carolina, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow analyzes the impact of new laws restricting adoption and marriage rights and talks with North Carolina Democratic House minority leader Larry Hall.

The intrepid blogger Kenneth in the (212) chronicles his big break from Middle America to Manhattan in Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (interviewed by Steve Pride.

Fiery public intellectual and LGBT ally Dr. Cornel West simplifies the "faith versus discrimination" conflict for a questioner on Australian TV's Q&A.

And in NewsWrap: Germany's upper house defies Merkel on marriage; civil unions advance in Italy and Greece; Colombian trans-people win identity rights; Pride marches on in Nicosia, Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo; and more news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Carole Meyers (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending June 13, 2015

SUMMARY

Against the Grain - Germany’s upper house of parliament defies Chancellor Angela Merkel by passing a marriage and adoptions equality resolution …

Ireland Reverberates - civil unions bills for same-gender couples advance in Italy and Greece …

Safe Zone - an Arkansas judge upholds the validity of the marriages of some 500 gay and lesbian couples who wed before a federal court ruling overturning the state’s ban was appealed …

Last Chapter of Anita - Florida lawmakers finally repeal a decades-old ban on fostering and adoption by lesbians and gay men …

Declare Yourself - Colombia no longer requires trans people to undergo invasive medical exams before changing their gender on official documents …

Marching On - Pride parades in Nicosia -- without disruption this year -- and in Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo …

Spells and Misspells - Dumbledore and Gandalf get fantasy-married in Topeka, Kansas across the street from the hideously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, whose cult members are still reeling from accidentally damning the Ivory Coast in a protest of Ireland’s marriage equality landslide …



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Monday, June 15, 2015

Aussie Quixote & Hello, Caitlyn!

Week of June 8, 2015

Labor's love lost on an Australian marriage equality bill introduced by opposition leader Bill Shorten. Peta Donald’s report from Canberra includes comments by MPs Tanya Plibersek, Christopher Pyne, Sarah Hanson-Young and Matt Canavan, and PFLAG mom Shelley Argent.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart welcomes Caitlyn Jenner to the wonderful world of misogyny.

Plus: Everyone Was At Stonewall! with singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp.

And in NewsWrap: a Guam federal court grants same-gender wedding rights, Supreme statement moves Mexico's marriage equality, thugs assault Kiev Pride marchers, and more news reported this week by Tanya Kane-Parry and Wenzel Jones (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).




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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending June 6, 2015

SUMMARY

Territorial Imperative - A federal judge makes Guam the first U.S. territory to open civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples …

Almost Enough Said - a ruling by its Supreme Court moves Mexico closer to nationwide marriage equality …

Uncommon Decision - a Costa Rica gay couple is granted common law marriage status, making them the first in Central America to have their relationship legally recognized …

Eastern Wind - thugs assault Kiev Pride marchers, and organizers - fearing the same - cancel this year’s Pride parade in Bratislava, while three Moscow activists are jailed for “attempted Pride” …

Accepting a Dare - organizers in Seoul vow to march with Pride as planned on June 28th despite a police ban …

Top of the World - Iceland tops the list of happiest places on earth for gay men …



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