Gay USA 10/1/14

The US Supreme Court discusses whether or not to take some same-sex marriage cases as Attorney General Eric Holder says the US is ready for marriage equality. NOTE: Court’s next announcement of cases it has accepted or rejected for review is Thursday morning, but there is no guarantee they will announce disposition of the same-sex marriage cases. Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders sues the Social Security Administration for continuing to withhold survivor benefits from some same-sex spouses. The United Nations Human Rights Council passes a resolution to combat anti-LGBT discrimination and violence. The EEOC steps in and uses the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to sue employers in Michigan and Florida for anti-transgender discrimination. California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a slew of LGBT-related legislation. The LGBT fight against Facebook’s insistence we use our real names precipitates some LGBT flight from Facebook. NOTE: Just after we taped, Facebook and San Francisco activists announced a tentative settlement, allowing drag performers to use the name of their choice on their Facebook page. Alarming report from the CDC on how half of gay and bisexual men with HIV are not taking the drugs to control it. An AIDS drug shows some promise in treating Ebola. We’ll review the new Sylvester musical, Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy in “Love Letters,” and James Earl Jones in “You Can’t Take it With You.”

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