HEADLINES Delhi High Court sets final hearing for marriage equality cases Italian Senate nixes Vatican-vexing hate crimes bill Polish parliament considers criminalizing Pride Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ debate makes president plea for civility New Zealand census to count queers for the first time Intersex veteran wins “X” gender U.S. passport Right-wing Republicans threaten U.S. marriage equality
SUMMARY The Delhi Hight Court schedules one final hearing for a consolidated group of marriage equality cases, the Italian Senate rejects a queer-inclusive hate crimes bill under church and right-wing pressure, the Polish parliament’s consideration of a bill to ban all public expressions of queer identity dares further E.U. tensions, Ghana’s president calls for “civility” in the debate over a bill to increase queer sex penalties and criminalize trans healthcare and advocacy, the 2023 New Zealand Census will count LGBTQI people for the first time, the U.S. State Department issues its first passport with an “X” gender designation, and former U.S. President Barack Obama brings humor to his slam against Republican flirtations with overturning marriage equality.
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