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NewsWrap August 8, 2022

Updated: Aug 8


HEADLINES

Basketball star Griner gets nine years for Russian foul

Hungary’s Orban brings bigotry to US conservatives

Illinois drag queen brunch bakery hit with zoning rules

Michigan top court upholds LGBTQ civil rights inclusion

SUMMARY

Lesbian WNBA and international basketball str Brittney Griner pleads her case in a Russian court before being sentenced to nine years in a penal colony on questionable drug charges wearebg.org, Hungary’s Christian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban wows the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas with a racist and homo- trans-phobic (and arguably fascist) speech, the owner of the vandalized Chicago-area UpRising Bakery and Cafe considers her legal options after she is ordered to stop hosting drag brunches and all other events, and Michigan’s lesbian Attorney General Dana Nessel celebrates the state Supreme Court’s ruling that protections against discrimination based on sex extend to sexual orientation and gender identity.


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