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NewsWrap: March 22

The Roman Catholic Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith issues a pronouncement with the Pope’s approval against priests blessing same-gender couples, Japan’s Sapporo District Court rules for the first time that denying queer couples civil marriage is “unconstitutional,” the Taipei High Administrative Court overturns a provision preventing marriages between Taiwanese citizens and queer partners from a non-marriage equality nation, Tunisian LGBTQ rights/pro-democracy campaigner Rania Amdouni is jailed for insulting an officer after filing a police intimidation complaint, Tashnuva Anan Shishir makes her debut as Bangladesh television’s first transgender news anchor on International Women’s Day, U.S. Republican leaders attack Amazon for halting the sale of books that characterize same-gender attraction or transgender identities as mental illnesses, and cable TV’s lesbian news powerhouse Rachel Maddow wins the Best Spoken Word Grammy in a Blowout!

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