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NewsWrap: May 03

Marriage equality adversaries in Switzerland gather enough signatures to force a referendum on the recently passed law, a bill to equalize marriage rights in the Czech Republic passes one house of Parliament too close to upcoming elections to succeed ultimately, U.S. President Joe Biden gives a shout-out to transgender youth and a call for passage of the Equality Act to a joint session of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Texas’ lawsuit against California’s ban on its officials or employees traveling to to states with anti-queer laws, a U.S. federal district court rejects a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s policy of including trans students in school sports, laws against trans student athletes are signed in Alabama and West Virginia and revived in Florida, a bill allowing “religious belief” as a reason for refusing service to LGBTQ people is enacted in Montana, and U.S. progressive groups and litigators line up to launch legal challenges to the rash of state-level anti-queer laws.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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