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NewsWrap: December 7

The Swiss Parliament’s upper house passes a marriage equality bill back to the lower house to reconcile final differences, South Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish the “gay panic” defense for homophobic murderers, the German government proposes financial compensation for LGBTQ members of the armed forces who were discriminated against, the U.K. High Court denies access to puberty blockers for trans youth under 16 without a court order and questions their use for older teens, the Oscar-nominated star of the hit movie “Juno” is now Elliot Page, Harris Funeral Homes agrees to an out-of-court settlement paying the estate of their late trans employee Aimee Stephens’ and her lawyers a total of $250,000 after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court loss, trailblazing lesbian mainstream newspaper columnist Deb Price dies, new research discovering at least bisexual implications in Chopin’s letters suggests that he was at least bisexual angers his homophobic Polish promoters, and the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps becomes the first queer marching band in the 96-year-old Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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