Gay USA 11/4/15

IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK WITH ANN AND ANDY (taped 11-4-15)A bad day for the republic as Houston voters defeat a human rights ordinance with a successful scare campaign against transgender people.The Obama administration backs a transgender girl who wants the option of using her high school girls’ locker room in the same way as her female teammates.A Missouri court reluctantly upholds the right to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.The new president of the University of North Carolina system—a former cabinet member under George W. Bush—is cited for her anti-gay bias.Among other election results, Salt Lake City looks to have elected an out lesbian mayor and out gay Council member.A gay activist couple in Palm Springs is brutally bashed for holding hands.Northern Ireland passes a marriage equality bill only to have it vetoed by one of the parliamentary parties.Greece moves towards equal rights for LGBT people.

And we will review three Tony winners—Matthew Broderick, Annaleigh Ashford, and Julie White—in SYLVIA on Broadway.

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