Rep. Zach Wyatt said he had been lying to himself for a long time, but no longer could he.
In the latest round of arrests Monday, 17 Russian citizens in the country’s second largest city were stopped from displaying rainbow flags, rainbow suspenders, and other rainbow insignias. The arrests were made in St. Petersburg under the city’s new law, which bans any display of so-called gay “propaganda,” public discussion of homosexuality, transgender people or bisexuality. Any display of homosexual conduct that could potentially be seen by minors is also banned.
The day after the Senate approved the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act with LGBT-inclusive provisions, members of the Republican-controlled House introduced their own version of the bill, which excludes coverage for LGBT citizens.
The Oscar-winner and board member for the American Foundation for Equal Rights says an op-ed in which he allegedly criticized President Obama's record on same-sex marriage has been misunderstood.