Gay USA 7/23/14

President Obama signed the executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. It does NOT contain the added religious exemption that we were fighting against. You can watch the President sign the executive order at this link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2014/07/21/president-signs-executive-order-lgbt-workplace-discrimination Marriage case wins in the 10th Circuit in the Oklahoma case as well as in Colorado, Florida, and Connecticut. The US Supreme Court stays lower court rulings that Utah must recognize the legal same-sex marriages already performed there. The sports world is roiled by conflict over LGBT issues. Another transwoman, Mia Henderson, 26, is murdered in Baltimore. AIDS leaders headed for the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne were among those killed on the Malaysian airliner shot down in the Ukraine. The new head of HIV Prevention for the City of New York is Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, famous for bringing prevention directly to gay men in bars and bathhouses.

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