Gay USA 4/15/15

The White House backs bans on anti-gay “conversion therapy.”The US military has its first open transgender service member but is not treating him as a man.Hillary Clinton’s video announcing her candidacy features a gay couple and a lesbian couple, but what exactly is her stand on same-sex marriage? (Since taping: “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right," her spokesperson said.)Republican candidates for president twist themselves into knots justifying their opposition to same-sex marriage.Rallies are planned nationwide on April 27 and on April 28 when the Supreme Court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage. For where and when, go to: www.unitedformarriage.orgGuam looks as if it will be the first US territory to allow same-sex marriage.Activists in Springfield, MO rally to protest the repeal of LGBT rights by a narrow popular vote.Indiana pays $2 million to a PR firm to improve its image in wake of being labeled a hate state, but then rejects LGBT rights legislation.Controversy over Michigan Womyn’s Festival exclusion of trans women heats up.Martin Sheen gets ready to play gay again on TV.

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