Obviously with the issue before the United States Supreme Court, the news today is chock full of marriage-equality related stories. While I certainly could have filled the WYNTK with marriage news multiple times over, I've elected not to.
While I've certainly not ignored the issue, the reality is that marriage equality is not the sole matter effecting our community, and I believe that the WYNTK should reflect that.
So with that, here's what you need to know for Wednesday, March 27th 2013:
- The full audio of Tuesdays oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry are available for streaming or download directly from the Supreme Court.
- Marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court prompted a large rally outside the court building.
- In the wake of his much publicized bill to criminalize trans* people's bathroom usage went down in flames, Arizona state representative John Kavanagh has put together a new odious piece of anti-trans* legislation.
- Reflecting on the dramatic changes to the political view of marriage equality in only eight short years.
- Missouri state GOP representative Anne Zerr says that she's co-sponsoring a statewide LGBT non-discrimination bill because of her conservative beliefs, not in spite of them.
- The ongoing inclusion of books with LGBT themes in the California Department of Education's recommended literature list has raised the ire of some vocal social conservatives.
- The Press Complaints Commission in the UK has come to the conclusion that a severely transphobic and offensive piece by Julie Burchill did not violate the editorial code of practice.
- The state of Colorado has determined that under state law, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in healthcare and insurance is not allowed.
- Could legalizing same-sex marriage be sign of diminishing sexual freedom in America?
- Providing context to the longstanding friction and animus between the trans* community and the HRC.
- The polarizing nature of the marriage equality debate before the Supreme Court has led to mass unfollowings on Twitter.
- BeyondMarriage.org has worked to articulate a vision for the future of the LGBT community and equality looking beyond the issue of marriage equality.