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- The ACLU is filing a suit in Nebraska to overturn the state’s ban on “persons who identify themselves as homosexuals” serving as foster parents.
- A transsexual prisoner in Virginia should find out this week whether she will be considered for sex reassignment surgery.
- The Alliance Defending Freedom has warned that LGBT activists are declaring a “war” on religious freedom, complete with ample violent rhetoric.
- Cory Booker wants to know, “So what does it matter if I am [gay]?” His opponent, Steve Lonegan, replied, “I personally like being a guy,” explaining that his “peculiar fetish” is a good Scotch and a cigar.
- Many LGBT donors to the microloan site Kiva are leaving the donation platform due to its affiliation with a Kenyan university with ties to the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei.
- The Australian Rugby Union is going to implement an “inclusion” policy that will include anti-homophobia awareness campaigns and penalties for homophobic behavior.
- Marylanders protested a concert by the Mexican band Molotov because its blatantly homophobic song lyrics.