Brazil’s gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremony
SAO PAULO (AP) — About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage.
Although his campaign did not express views against gay marriage, Bolsonaro's record of homophobic comments has caused alarm.
In an interview with Playboy magazine in December 2011, he said that he "would be incapable of loving a homosexual son."
Narrow state Senate win called wakeup call for Tennessee GOP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Republican strategist says a 308-vote special election victory in a heavily GOP state Senate district should serve as a wakeup call for the state party in Tennessee.
The contest was narrowly won by State Rep. Mark Pody, a main sponsor of unsuccessful bills seeking to rescind the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage and to require students to use restrooms corresponding to the gender listed on their birth certificates.
"The Freedom to Marry," a documentary film about how same-sex marriage became legalized, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Galaxy 14 Cine, 4340 Maine Ave. SE, Rochester.
The members of the Legislature are heading home to spend the Easter weekend with their families. When we come back, we will be on the home stretch to the end of Session.
Here are five things happening at your Capitol this week:
White House says it won’t roll back LGBTQ protections
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he won't roll back federal workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people, giving a rare nod of approval to President Barack Obama's work on the issue.
In a statement released early morning, the White House said Obama's 2014 executive order prohibiting LGBTQ workplace discrimination would remain intact "at the direction" of Trump.
Lesbian sues Catholic school over firing
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A woman is suing a Roman Catholic school in New Jersey, alleging the school violated the state's discrimination law when she was fired because she's married to a woman.
- The AdvocateFrantz LGBTQ record ‘hurtful’October 26, 2018
- Connecticut PostLGBTQ advocates criticize gay wedding cake decisionJune 5, 2018