Gay USA 11/19/14

BREAKING NEWS: A federal judge in Montana overturned the state ban on same-sex marriage and refused to stay his decision. The Democratic governor is happy, but the Republican attorney general is trying to get the US Supreme Court to stop it—but that is not going to happen. IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK WITH ANN AND ANDY: Same-sex marriages get underway in Kansas and South Carolina. Michigan is trying to unmarry 300 couples who got married under a lower court decision the state is calling “erroneous.” Transgender leader Leslie Feinberg, author of “Stone Butch Blues,” has died at 65 In Greensboro, North Carolina, Stephen White has died from the attack on him by a man he picked up at a gay bar. At New York City’s jail, a new unit opens for transgender women who have not had genital surgery. The Vatican holds an international conference of rightwing extremists to uphold their bigoted view of what makes a family. Progress in Botswana and Baja. A blood testing panel tells the FDA to drop the outright ban on gay male blood donations, but continues to urge discrimination based on sexual orientation. We’ll review two gay-themed movies: one about World War II code-breaker Alan Turing and the other Switzerland’s pick for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars Andy reviews Hugh Jackman in the new Jez Butterworth play on Broadway and an off-Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO

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