Respect for Marriage Act would have lasting impact
THE RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT CAN'T FULLY REPLACE OBERGEFELL, BUT IT CAN HELP PREVENT IT FROM BEING OVERTURNED: The bipartisan support for same-sex marriage protections in Congress could discourage the Supreme Court from reconsidering Obergefell v. Hodges altogether, explains HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy (@david_stacy, he/him). More from People.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ENDORSES JOHN FETTERMAN FOR SENATE: “We’re proud of John Fetterman’s record and delighted to endorse his campaign today. From his early support for marriage equality during his time as Mayor of Braddock to his current role as Lieutenant Governor... John Fetterman has always stood tall for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians. This November, we’re going to make sure he has a chance to stand tall for all LGBTQ+ Americans as a United States Senator,’ said Pennsylvania State Director Ryan Matthews. More from HRC.
A 5TH PERSON IS LIKELY CURED OF HIV, AND ANOTHER IS IN LONG-TERM REMISSION: Two new cases presented on Wednesday at the International AIDS Conference demonstrated, yet again, that lasting viral remission might be attainable. More from NBC News.
U.S. OFFERS “SUBSTANTIAL” DEAL TO RUSSIA FOR BRITTNEY GRINER’S RELEASE: The Biden-Harris administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker, as part of a potential deal to secure the release of two Americans held by Russia, Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. More from CNN and NPR.
BRITTNEY GRINER’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: More from Time.
LONG COVID IS MORE COMMON IN BISEXUAL AND TRANS PEOPLE. THE REASONS WHY ARE COMPLICATED: More from Them.
GOP LAWMAKER ATTENDED GAY SON’S WEDDING 3 DAYS AFTER VOTING AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: More from USA Today.
📍 IN THE STATES
WITHOUT OBERGEFELL, MOST STATES WOULD HAVE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BANS: More from Pew.
MORE THAN 1 IN 8 LGBTQ+ PEOPLE LIVE IN STATES WHERE DOCTORS CAN REFUSE TO TREAT THEM: More from NBC News.
📺 GET CULTURED
ROBIN ROBERTS RETURNS TO GOOD MORNING AMERICA: More from the Advocate.
BEYONCÉ DEDICATES NEW ALBUM RENAISSANCE TO HER GAY UNCLE JONNY: More from Out.
CALL ME BY HIS NAME: LIL NAS X HAS BECOME A QUEER ICON IN NIGERIA: More from LGBTQNation.
🌍 GLOBAL EQUALITY
RECORD NUMBER OF AFRICAN YOUTH BACK LGBTQ+ RIGHTS, ‘BIGGEST EVER’ SURVEY FINDS: More from Pink News.