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NewsWrap April 4, 2022


HEADLINES

U.N. says laws against lesbian sex violate human rights

Thailand’s marriage equality bill stuck in political loop

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill slapped with federal lawsuit

Arizona and Oklahoma enact anti-trans laws

U.S. to offer “X” gender option for passports

Crazed Q-Anon congresswoman snipes at Buttigiegs


SUMMARY

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women’s declaration on a case from Sri Lanka is the first to specify that criminalizing lesbian sex is a violation of international human rights, Thailand’s Cabinet punts a marriage equality bill back to Parliament in an apparent effort to avoid a vote on the issue, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signs the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law and triggers a federal lawsuit, governors in Arizona and Oklahoma continue the Republican Party’s assault on transgender young people by signing more laws limiting their rights, the United States joins more than a dozen other countries that offer “X” gender markers on passports, Q-Anon favorite Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attacks U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband as electric vehicle-loving invaders of girls bathrooms.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Melanie Keller and Michael Taylor-Gray, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news. See thiswayout.org for complete NewsWrap transcripts and more information.