Earlier this week, bills backing religious-based discrimination against the LGBT community advanced in both Kansas and Tennessee. Kansas passed its bill when, around the same time, a similar bill was introduced in Tennessee.
On Saturday, February 22, the Biola Queer Underground will host a panel about being transgender and Christian, featuring Dr. H. Adam Ackley and Rev. Megan More. Dr. Ackley was asked to resign from teaching at Azusa Pacific University after announcing that he is transgender.
On Monday, Dale Hansen, sportscaster for the Dallas news station WFAA TV Channel 8, announced his support of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam's coming out and criticized those who spoke out against having a gay teammate on his show Hansen Unplugged.
A federal judge today struck down Kentucky's ban on recognizing marriages for same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee to equal protection under the law.