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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending August 29, 2015

SUMMARY

Save the Senegal Seven - A local Senegalese LGBT rights group and the global Human Rights Watch each call for the immediate release of seven men jailed for “homosexual acts” following the raid of a private home in a Dakar suburb …

Better Late - former Australian PM Julia Gillard belatedly endorses marriage equality …

God on Both Sides - a gay couple sues Northern Ireland in High Court charging that being denied the right to civil marriage violates their religious freedom ...

Campfire Compromise - the Mormon Church — a major sponsor of Boy Scout troops across the U.S. - decides to maintain its affiliation with the BSA despite the youth organization dropping its ban on out gay adult leaders and volunteers …

Unmasked - the anti-equality U.S. National Organization for Marriage finally relents after a four-year legal battle and releases the names of the major donors to its campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009 …

Spring Offensive - the Pentagon reportedly plans to lift the ban on U.S. military service by transgender troops in May 2016 …

Feel More Secure Now? - after its 20 years in business, there’s virtually universal condemnation of a “prostitution” raid by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the New York offices of Rentboy.com …

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