E. Winter Tashlin

What You Need To Know (7/1-7/7)

Filed By E. Winter Tashlin | September 07, 2013 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Center for Marriage Policy, DC Comics, HIV vaccine, marriage equality, Mexico, Minnesota, Oman, trans, transgender inmates, wingnuts

Here are some stories from around the web that you may have missed this week:

  • In the immediate wake of marriage equality coming to Minnesota, almost one in three marriage licenses in the state were for same-sex couples.
  • Although the US Military has begun offering benefits to same-sex spouses of service-members, the Texas National Guard says the state ban on marriage equality prevents them from doing so.
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  • Against considerable right-wing opposition, a trans* rights bill passed in San Antonio TX.
  • Homophobic attacks are on the rise in the Ukraine.
  • An investigation by Women's eNews finds widespread harassment, assault, and other mistreatment of trans* people being held in U.S. federal immigration detention and processing centers.
  • Two Year 9 (14-15) boys in Australia found themselves at the center of a hurricane of support from their classmates after teachers treated their relationship differently from their straight peers'.
  • A Mexican lawmaker wants to ban public same-sex weddings on the grounds that witnessing such a union is confusing for children.
  • DC Comics got its first trans* character.
  • A Canadian biotech company announced the conclusion of what they describe as a successful Phase I trial of an HIV vaccine.
  • A newspaper in the Middle Eastern nation of Oman has been suspended after publishing an editorial seen as sympathetic to homosexuality.
  • The right-wing Center for Marriage Policy is warning people that marriage equality will lead to lesbians tricking men (especially gay men) into fathering their children, and then use the court system to economically enslave them.

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