Gay USA 10/8/14

A historic week for the LGBT movement…. The US Supreme Court declined to grant cert in seven same-sex marriage cases on Monday, making gay marriage legal in five more states immediately and six more in those circuits. On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit out west struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho, but Justice Kennedy granted a stay of the decision to allow Idaho to decide whether to appeal. In Missouri, the state will not appeal a circuit court judge’s ruling ordering recognition of legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. BREAKING: After we taped, an administrative judge in Kansas ordered Johnson County to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. By the time you read this, who knows what else will have happened. A gay teen in Virginia fights back against being brutally bullied and is arrested for assault. New York City moves to make it easier to change your gender on your birth certificate. Affordable housing for LGBT older people is in the works in New York’s Suffolk County. A screening of the movie “Milk” about Harvey Milk is nixed at Catholic University. NGLTF has changed its name again. An Englishman sentenced to four months in a Moroccan prison for homosexuality is released after political pressure. Uganda’s president hedges on reinstituting a draconian anti-gay law to go with already severe penalties for homosexuality. Andy reviews Blythe Danner in THE COUNTRY HOUSE on Broadway.

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