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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

(“This Just In” is GLBTNN’s daily blog about news affecting the LGBT community worldwide.)

Arizona: Legislators eye response to gay marriage ban’s end

The end of Arizona’s ban against same-sex marriage has legislators staking out a range of positions on what they should and shouldn’t do in response.

The gay rights issue caused turmoil at the Capitol last spring when lawmakers passed a religious-rights bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill.

Arizona legislators eye response to gay marriage ban’s end | This Just In: LGBT news blog

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Puerto Rico federal court dismisses gay marriage lawsuit

Lambda Legal plans to appeal case

United States District Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez has dismissed a challenge to Puerto Rico’s law limiting marriage to one man and one woman. He concluded the outcome was controlled by the Supreme Court’s summary rejection of same-sex marriage claims in Baker v. Nelson in 1972, a view that has been rejected by every other federal court since United States v. Windsor on the grounds that doctrinal changes have eroded Baker. The decision heightens anticipation of what other judges now considering same-sex marriage cases may do.

Judge used 1972 ruling as his basis for denial, and so the appeal to the First Circuit will be fascinating to watch.

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With no chance in hell, Idaho’s anti-gay governor tries to stop the gays from marrying

BOISE, Idaho — Gov. Butch Otter is staking out claim as the nation’s most homophobic state leader, today declaring that he will try to stop gay and lesbian couples from continuing to marry in the Gem State.

Idaho failed to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay that would have halted gay marriages in that state, so the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved its temporary stay and allowed gay weddings to resume a week ago.

Gov. Butch Otter is staking out claim as the nation’s most homophobic state leader, today declaring that he will try to stop gay and lesbian couples from continuing to marry in the Gem State.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Freud’s Last Session”

Wouldn’t you like to have been a fly on the wall when Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis got together to discuss problems like sex, evil, morality and human suffering?

They probably never did, but playwright Mark St. Germain imagines such a meeting in the fascinating San Diego premiere of “Freud’s Last Session,” playing through Nov. 9 at North Coast Repertory Theatre.

Set in London on Sept. 3, 1939, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland marking the beginning of World War II, Lewis arrives at Freud’s office noting the flurry of evacuations going on outside.

“Freud’s Last Session” plays through Nov. 9 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, California.

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Tickets available for expanded Nightmare on Normal Street

SAN DIEGO, California — Tickets are on sale for Hillcrest’s Halloween street fair and dance party, Nightmare on Normal Street, taking place Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6-11 pm.

The event, which will be produced this year for the first time by the Hillcrest Business Association, is said to be bigger and better than ever, with the addition of many new features and attractions.

Nighmare on Normal Street take place on Normal Street between University Avenue and Harvey Milk Street. Guests will be able to enjoy live entertainment, Halloween décor, and an all ages fright zone and soda bar.

Nightmare on Normal Street, which will be produced this year for the first time by the Hillcrest Business Association, is said to be bigger and better than ever, with the addition of many new features and attractions.

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San Diego: Mandatory water-use restrictions begin Nov. 1

SAN DIEGO, California – The City Council voted Monday to enact a Drought Alert status, the second phase of citywide conservation that calls for mandatory water use restrictions to begin Nov. 1 in response to the severe drought conditions statewide.

“Working together as a community, San Diego has done a tremendous job in the past in responding to the call for water conservation,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “For that, we say thank you, and now we must ask for your continued help as we face the uncertainty of future rainfall and water supplies at critical levels.”

Find out how San Diego’s Drought Alert affects you!

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Heart & Soul: What’s the big deal about homosexuality?

I try to be a nice person. I try to be patient and understanding. But I must admit that I have very little patience with the hysterical Religious Right.
I find myself drifting toward the groups of fundamentalists at Pride events wanting to start an argument. (Sometimes my husband has to subdue me, but I just can’t help it.)

It’s pretty interesting to read some of the comments that have been in the news in the last few weeks, in the belief that we are going to hell in a handcart, thanks to marriage equality.

Religious Right leaders have lost their marbles with the rapid advance of gay marriage across the U.S.

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Fearing blacks and gays

The USA and Blacks: The U.S. Supreme Court in its restricting important aspects of voting rights legislation, and actions of some states to suppress the black vote suggest there is a fear of black participation in the electoral process.

And, the killing of unarmed black boys and men by police and would-be-police has caused me to remember these words spoken by Malcolm X about black self-defense:

“The defense of ‘traditional marriage’ is not unlike the defense of ‘traditional segregation’…”

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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

(“This Just In” is GLBTNN’s daily blog about news affecting the LGBT community worldwide.)

Russia: Activist who nailed his testicles to street cuts off an ear lobe in protest

A Russian performance artist and activist who previously nailed his testicles to the cobbles in Moscow’s Red Square, has now cut off his ear lobe atop the roof of a psychiatric institution.

Pyotr Pavlensky, a performance artist, previously nailed his scrotum to the cobbles in Moscow’s Red Square in protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws.

Activist who nailed his testicles to street cuts off an ear lobe in protest | This Just In: LGBT news blog

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DA: No charges for sexual harassment or break-in at DeMaio campaign office

SAN DIEGO, California — The District Attorney’s Office announced today that it would not be filing any charges at this time in two cases that have swirled around congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s campaign.

The District Attorney’s Office announces that it would not be filing any charges at this time in two cases that have swirled around congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s campaign.

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