[OutVoice] Obama evolves & Sean Chapin sings about it + more global LGBT news

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Tue May 15 17:56:56 EDT 2012


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  (hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
  Obama's "evolution" proves survival of the fairest;
  Tarheels stomp on unmarried North Carolinians, a new Socialist
  president pledges French family equality, Colombia's top court passes
  a priest's pension to his surviving gay partner, Chile enacts an anti-
  bias law after a high-profile bashing murder, a fired lesbian den
  mother questions Scouts' honor, and more global LGBT news


- In "NewsWrap": U.S. President Barack Obama "evolves" to support civil marriage equality, but North Carolina voters constitutionally ban legal recognition of any relationship that's not heterosexual marriage... it remains to be seen if France's new Socialist President Francois Hollande can deliver on his election campaign support of civil marriage equality and adoption rights... Colombia's Constitutional Court rules that the longtime gay partner of a deceased Roman Catholic priest is entitled to his lover's pension... spurred by the high profile horrific murder of a young gay man in March, Chile's Congress breaks a 7-year logjam to approve an anti-discrimination bill that includes sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories... Argentina lawmakers approve a measure allowing transgender citizens to change the gender on their government documents without first getting reassignment surgery or a judge's approval... well-known actors and the cast of "Glee" join a "Change.org" campaign for the reinstatement of Bridgeport, Ohio Cub Scouts den mother Jennifer Tyrrell, who was fired because she's a lesbian... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by WENZEL JONES and NATALIE PEOPLES).
  
- He's always said that he was "evolving" on the issue – so much so that his "evolution" had become the butt of many political jokes. But this week U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA reached the zenith of his long climb to finally embrace full civil marriage equality for gays and lesbians. Comments by VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN on the May 6th broadcast of NBC-TV's "Meet the Press" – echoed the following day by Education Secretary ARNE DUNCAN – reportedly forced the president to announce his support for marriage equality sooner than he had planned. You'll hear Biden's and Duncan's comments, and extended excerpts from the President's conversation with ABC-TV's ROBIN ROBERTS from the May 10th edition of "Good Morning America"; analysis on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" by EVAN WOLFSON of the advocacy group Freedom To Marry, U.S. CONGRESSMAN BARNEY FRANK, and NEWARK, NEW JERSEY MAYOR CORY BOOKER; longtime North Carolina lesbian couple LENNIE GERBER & PEARL BERLIN have "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell", also on MSNBC; and with a tip of the hat to "out" journalist Rex Wockner for coining the phrase, gay singer/songwriter SEAN CHAPIN performs "YOU SAY YOU WANT AN EVOLUTION").
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