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Quickies: Uganda anti-gay law, trans* students rights bill in CA, calls for new AZ law veto, homosexual OCD

As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, the president of Uganda yesterday signed a heinous anti-homosexuality bill into law. This law requires life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and seven years in prison for people who know someone who is homosexual and do not turn them in. The State Department has issued a strong condemnation of the law, stating that it could effect Ugandan-American relations.

Meanwhile, in California, an attempt to overturn California’s transgender students rights fails to gain enough voter signatures to be put on the November 2014 ballot.

Lots of people are calling for Arizona Governor Janet Brewer to veto the recently passed law allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT folks, including three GOP state senators who voted for the bill in the first place! Others calling for a veto include Arizona US Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and various businesses including Apple.

First time I’ve heard of this: “Homosexual OCD,” where a straight man compulsively thinks that he might be gay. (WARNING: video autoplays at that link)!

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