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NewsWrap March 21, 2022


HEADLINES

UK Privy Council upholds Bermuda and Caymans marriage equality bans

Kosovo Parliament uncivil on partnership issue

Guatemala Congress kills anti-LGBTQ and abortion bill

Russia’s detention of WNBA’s Griner goes into overtime

“Don’t Say Gay” loses in US opinion poll

Disney workers protest Mouse’s bond with Republican rats

New York students say “gay” in national solidarity

SUMMARY

The U.K. Privy Council’s final word is that the governments of British Territories the Cayman Islands and Bermuda have the right to deny civil marriage to same-gender couples, Kosovo’s Parliament rejects a civil partnerships proposal by Prime Minister Albin Kurti, Guatemalan lawmakers respond to a threatened veto by President Alejandro Giammattei by jettisoning their bill to constitutionally ban marriage equality and to triple abortion penalties, six in ten respondents to a U.S. national poll oppose Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation, Disney workers walk out to pressure CEO Bob Chapek to “say gay” and stop funding anti-LGBTQ Republicans, and hundreds of New York City-area students rally in support of their Florida peers in opposition to laws to repress queer youth.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Wendy Natividad and Wenzel Jones, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news.