The new Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island has shared his support for marriage equality, as that state is considering such legislation. According to the Rhode Island Future, Bishop Nicholas Knisely supports marriage equality, and will change a diocesan policy to allow priests to bless same-gender couples.
Kenneth Furr, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer accused of shooting his service weapon while off-duty at a car of five people, including two transgender women, was sentenced today in D.C. Superior Court to three years' probation.
Remember Steve Cookson, the Missouri legislator who raised a ruckus last session with his “don’t say gay,” bill? That’s the one that would have banned discussion of sexual orientation in the state’s public schools.
In April, following international fallout when pageant officials disqualified 23-year-old Miss Canada Jenna Talackova after learning she was a transgender woman, Donald Trump and his Miss Universe Organization announced a significant rule change to allow trans women to compete for any of their pageant titles.
Randi and Phil Reitan have been married 40 years. They lived in a rural Minnesota town until their youngest son, Jake, came out as gay, then moved to a Minneapolis suburb where they felt people would be more understanding.