E. Winter Tashlin

What You Need To Know (8/25-8/31)

Filed By E. Winter Tashlin | August 31, 2013 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Dhaka Tribune, marriage equality, prejudice, Robert Mugabe, Russia anti-gay, Sidney Crosby, UK, Zimbabwe

Here are some stories from the LGBT world that you may have missed this past week:

  • A congressional candidate in Arizona wanted his fellow candidates to sign an anti-equality pledge that among other things affirmed that they belong to a church that opposes same-sex marriage.
  • A new report finds that gay people in the UK continue to fear and experience prejudice.
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  • A second clerk in New Mexico began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • The former intern credited with helping save Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords' life is facing a particularly viscous recall campaign for the school board on which he sits.
  • NHL star and member of the Canadian Olympic hockey team, Sidney Crosby spoke out strongly against Russia's anti-LGBT laws.
  • Retail giant Walmart added domestic partners to their benefits plan.
  • Re-elected president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe used the occasion of his inauguration to attack and smear gay people.
  • In an editorial, the Dhaka Tribune of Bangladesh called for a repeal of the colonial-era law that allows for discrimination against LGBT people in the conservative nation.
  • The IRS will now recognize all legal same-sex marriages for tax purposes.
  • The Russian police have begun raiding people's homes for suspected violation of the nation's anti-gay propaganda law.

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