Fans of cartoonist Scott Adams' Dilbert will recognize Dogbert, Asok the intern, and the comic's signature satirical wit. Many, however, may have been (pleasantly, I hope) surprised by the strip's recent tackling of international LGBT issues—namely, India's criminalization of gay couples.
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.
After Michael Sam became one of the first NFL prospects who is openly LGBT, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate joined former professional football player and You Can Play Executive Director Wade Davis in discussing the news with mainstream media outlets.
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.