Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Trump administration narrows eligibility for gay partners of diplomats to remain in the U.S.

The Trump administration’s State Department has promulgated a policy requiring gay partners of diplomats to have legally married in their home countries to be able to stay in the US.
There is an exception if the home country treats gay unions exactly the same as straight but uses a grammatically different word to describe the union, given the context of the home country language.
About ten couples are believed to be affected.
But even the libertarian magazine Reason was highly critical of this gratuitous change, as in this “Hit and Run” blog entry by Scott Schackford, link

LFBTQ Nation reports that students at an Escondido CA high school are in trouble for wearing spell-outs with anti-gay and racist slurs at a school event, story. 

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