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  • 1. VIRick  |  November 30, 2021 at 3:54 am

    Durango: Marriage Equality Up-Date, More Amparos

    Per Alejandro Aranda:

    Estamos preparando el amparo colectivo y el amparo por omisión legislativa, ambos en contra del Congreso de Durango. No pueden ser omisos ni continuar con actos discriminatorios, lgbtifóbicos, y estigmatizantes. Por desgracia, Durango se perfila a ser el último en reconocer el matrimonio igualitario.
    https://twitter.com/harandaguereca/status/1465343

    We are preparing a collective amparo and an amparo by legislative omission, both against the Congress of Durango. They cannot be ignored nor continue with discriminatory, lgbt-phobic, and stigmatizing acts. Unfortunately, Durango is shaping up to be the last-in-line in recognizing marriage equality.

  • 2. VIRick  |  November 30, 2021 at 6:20 am

    Chile: Marriage Equality Vote in Senate Delayed

    Per Juan Durán Romero:

    Se que gran parte de Chile estará expectante hoy martes porque a las 15 horas el Senado votará matrimonio igualitario, y si se aprueba, el matrimonio para personas del mismo sexo será ley. Feliz de ver que poco a poco avanzamos en materias para borrar la discriminación!
    https://twitter.com/JuanMadara21

    I know that a large part of Chile will be expectant today, Tuesday, because at 3:00 PM the Senate will vote on marriage equality, and if approved, marriage for persons of the same sex will be law. Happy to see that little by little we advance in matters to erase discrimination!

    There were to be two votes today, the first occurring in the Senate Constitution Committee at 10:30 AM, and the second in the Full Senate at 3:00 PM, . . . BUT . . .

    Per Jaime Parada Hoyl:

    Ahora. Aplazado matrimonio igualitario por discrepancias de la Comisión de Constitución del Senado en 4 o 5 artículos. Lunes, se vería en Comisión Mixta, y martes, pasaría a votación en la Sala del Senado para su votación final. Están los votos para aprobarlo.
    https://twitter.com/JParadaHoyl

    Now. Marriage equality paused due to discrepancies of the Senate Constitution Committee on 4 or 5 articles. Monday, it will be seen in the Mixed Commission, and Tuesday, it will go to a vote in the Full Senate for its final vote. The votes are there to approve it.

  • 3. scream4ever  |  November 30, 2021 at 9:11 am

    So next week now?

  • 4. VIRick  |  November 30, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Yes, Monday, 6 December 2021, at 10:30 AM, in the Mixed Commission, and then on Tuesday, 7 December, for a final vote in the full Senate.

    Per Claudio Rodríguez Romo:

    La Sala del Senado aprobó el Informe de la Comisión de Constitución que proponía rechazar 6 normas y aprobar las otras 9 restantes del proyecto de matrimonio igualitario. La Comisión Mixta resolverá las diferencias la próxima semana.
    https://twitter.com/crodriguezromo

    The Full Senate approved the Report from the Constitution Committee that proposed to reject 6 norms and to approve the other remaining 9 of the marriage equality bill. The Mixed Commission will resolve the differences next week.

    Per "Araucanía Diario:"

    Con 33 votos a favor y 1 en contra, la Sala del Senado despachó a Comisión Mixta el proyecto de matrimonio igualitario para seguir con su tramitación y zanjar tres puntos.
    https://araucaniadiario.cl/contenido/13985/senado

    With 33 votes in favor and 1 against, the Full Senate sent the marriage equality bill to the Mixed Commission in order to continue with its processing and to settle 3 points.

  • 5. VIRick  |  December 1, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Chile: Comments from House Deputy Sitting on the Mixed Commission

    Per Catalina Pérez, Diputada de Antofagasta:

    Tendré la tarea de defender el matrimonio igualitario por apruebo dignidad en la Comisión Mixta. Ni un paso atrás en la defensa de los derechos de todos!
    https://twitter.com/CatalinaPerezS/status/1466086

    I will have the task of defending marriage equality by approving dignity in the Mixed Commission. Not one step back in the defense of the rights of everyone!

    The phrase, "Ni un paso atrás," is a rallying slogan among LGBT activists throughout Latin America that was first popularized in Colombia.

    Antofagasta is one of the larger cities from the leftist stronghold of northernmost Chile.

  • 6. VIRick  |  November 30, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Canada: Federal Bill to Ban "Conversion Therapy" Re-Introduced

    Per LGBT Marriage News:

    Today, 30 November 2021, the federal government introduced legislation in Parliament, titled Bill C-4, to ban "conversion therapy" in Canada. Similar legislation introduced earlier this year was lost when the recent election was called.

    However, the new legislation appears to be stricter and more comprehensive than the version that was lost with the dissolution of Parliament before the election. The new version would make "causing another person to undergo conversion therapy" a criminal offense.

    The previous version, known as Bill C-6, called for a criminal penalty only if "conversion therapy" were performed on an adult without consent. The change suggests that no person will be allowed to participate in "conversion therapy" if the bill becomes law, regardless of consent.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conversion-thera

  • 7. VIRick  |  December 1, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Canada: House Unanimously Passes Bill Banning "Conversion Therapy"

    Per LGBT Marriage News:

    On 1 December 2021, only one day after Bill C-4 had been re-introduced, in a rare moment of non-partisanship, the Government obtained unanimous consent from the House of Commons to pass said bill banning anti-LGBT "conversion therapy" at all stages. The measure has now been sent to the Senate.
    https://twitter.com/DavidWCochrane/status/1466139….

  • 8. ianbirmingham  |  November 30, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Here is a very detailed inside look at the rise of China's LGBTQ community on the Internet and the subsequent wave of censorship and repression it is now enduring!

    Click through to read this well-written article:

    China’s queer internet is being erased

    LGBTQI groups found rare freedoms online, but this year, many were shut by censors.

    https://restofworld.org/2021/chinas-queer-interne

  • 9. VIRick  |  December 1, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Honduras: First Gay Deputy Elected to Congress

    Per LGBT Marriage News:

    Histórico: El Primer Diputado Gay Llega al Congreso de Honduras

    Víctor Grajeda, el suplente de Silvia Ayala por el Departamento de Cortés del Partido Libre, hace historia al ser electo en el Legislativo por más de 100,000 votos, según los resultados del 60 por ciento de las actas escrutadas.
    https://agenciapresentes.org/2021/11/30/historico

    Víctor Grajeda, the alternate for Silvia Ayala for Cortés Department from the Libre Party, made history by being elected to the Legislature by more than 100,000 votes, according to the results from 60 percent of the ballot tally count.

    This morning, 1 December 2021, the Government of Honduras has conceded the presidential race to Xiomara Castro, the pro-abortion, pro-marriage-equality candidate of the same leftist Libre Party.

    Cortés Department, centered around the cities of San Pedro Sula and Puerto Cortés, is the most populous department of the 18 that comprise Honduras.

  • 10. VIRick  |  December 2, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Querétaro: First Same-Sex Marriage Since Passage of Marriage Equality State Law

    Per "Diario de Querétaro:"

    Tan identificado que está con el grupo de los panistas “duros,” J. Apolinar Casillas, director estatal del Registro Civil, pasará a la historia estatal mañana, el 3 de diciembre 2021, por inscribir el primer matrimonio igualitario sin amparo en Querétaro (después de la aprobación de la ley estatal que permitirlo).
    https://twitter.com/DiarioQro/status/146640806920
    https://twitter.com/Casipolo

    He is so identified with the group of “tough” PAN members that J. Apolinar Casillas, state director of the Civil Registry, will go down in state history tomorrow, 3 December 2021, for registering the first equal marriage without amparo in Querétaro (since the passage of the state law that allows it).

  • 11. VIRick  |  December 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Querétaro: Second Same-Sex Couple Marries, Same Day; Same Location

    Querétaro: Segunda Pareja del Mismo Sexo se Casa por el Civil

    Per "Diario de Querétaro:"

    Tras 15 años de relación, este viernes, el 3 de Diciembre 2021, a las 13:00 horas, Dimitri Ruiz y Sergio Mendieta formalizaron su relación sin necesidad de presentar un amparo.
    https://www.diariodequeretaro.com.mx/local/segund

    After a 15-year relationship, this Friday, 3 December 2021, at 1:00 PM, Dmitri Ruiz and Sergio Mendieta formalized their relationship without need of presenting an amparo.

  • 12. VIRick  |  December 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Tamaulipas: Federal Judge Forcing State Congress to Approve Marriage Equality

    Per LGBT Marriage News:

    El juez Federal, Advento Hernández Reyna, titular del Juzgado Décimo de Distrito en Tampico, está obligando al Congreso de Tamaulipas al cumplimiento de la sentencia 88/2021 que otorgó un amparo declarando inconstitucionales los Artículos 124 y 132 del Código Civil estatal por violar la garantía constitucional de igualdad y libre desarrollo de la personalidad, al impedir el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, especificamente para una pareja de Tampico.
    https://www.gaceta.mx/2021/12/sigue-juez-obligand

    Federal judge, Advento Hernández Reyna, head of the 10th District Court in Tampico, is forcing the Congress of Tamaulipas to comply with sentence 88/2021 that granted an amparo declaring Articles 124 and 132 of the state Civil Code unconstitutional for violating the constitutional guarantee of equality and the free development of personality, by preventing marriage between same sex couples, specifically for a couple from Tampico.

    This recent federal court ruling against the state Congress of Tamaulipas is at the same level of severity as were the federal court rulings against the state congresses of Sinaloa and Sonora, both of which led to the quick passage of the required marriage equality legislation in those two states. In addition, the state of Tamaulipas remains under direct Supreme Court orders to do likewise.

  • 13. VIRick  |  December 3, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Tennessee: "Christian" Adoption Agency Sues HHS over Non-Discrimination Rules

    A foster agency in Tennessee is suing the Biden administration, saying that its religious freedom is being violated because they do not wish to place children with LGBTQ parents. The Holston United Methodist Home for Children filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday, 2 December 2021, against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), alleging that the Department’s rules that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in foster programs that receive federal money violate their rights. The Trump administration's "religious exemption" is no longer being granted by HHS, while those exemptions that had been granted, have been revoked. As a result, Holston is feeling intense "butt-hurt."

    While Holston says that it believes it’s in the best interests of the child to be placed in a Christian home headed by a married, heterosexual couple, it does not actually argue that point so much in the lawsuit, possibly because it knows that the facts are not on its side. Instead, Holston’s lawsuit is only about its own rights as an organization under the First Amendment of the Constitution, as well as under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), rights which it claims are being violated because it can not deny kids homes and still keep its HHS grant.

    The anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Holston.
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/12/christian-ado

  • 14. ianbirmingham  |  December 5, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Grinning Trumpanzee Seen Toting Pelosi's Lectern Pleads Guilty

    Adam Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty in Washington federal court to one count of entering or remaining in any restricted building, according to court records. Federal prosecutors have agreed not to seek prison time for the Parrish [Florida] man, but a judge will make a final decision at a hearing scheduled for Feb. 25.

    A plea agreement recommends that Johnson pay $500 restitution for his share of the damage. Prosecutors have said the riot caused nearly $1.5 million in damage to the U.S. Capitol.

    Authorities say Pelosi’s offices were among those breached by the mob objecting to Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory over former Republican President Donald Trump. Five people died in the violence.

    A photo that circulated around the world after the violent uprising showed a grinning, waving man identified as Johnson carrying the lectern through the Capitol rotunda with the clearly visible words “Seal of the Speaker United States House of Representatives.” Johnson is wearing a knit cap that says “Trump” on it.

    https://floridapolitics.com/archives/475452-flori

  • 15. Elihu_Bystander  |  December 5, 2021 at 11:22 am

    If Adam Johnson is getting no federal prison time, WTF is wrong with the DOJ and the U. S. Attorney General, Marek Garland? I say Marek Garland has got to go!

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