Gay Foreigners Banned From Adopting Russian Children

  • Russia has banned adoptions by same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is legal. (The United States has already been banned from Russian adoptions for a year now.) Single folks from countries where same-sex marriage is legal are also banned from adopting Russian children now, too, because obviously if you’re single and want a baby, you must be gay/a child molester. Ugh, Russia, UGH.  [CNNLGBTQ Nation]
  • Making sense of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ statements about a ban on abortions at 20 weeks. [RH Reality Check]
  • Tea Party nutjobs have introduced a Senate bill to nullify legal same-sex marriages. Um, please go create jobs and fix public education, k thanx bai. [Think Progress]
  • Five ways our society unfairly punishes women for their sexuality. [Think Progress]
  • The president of Uganda intends to sign into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which will give life sentences to anyone convicted of homosexuality. [LGBTQ Nation]
  • Russia is going after journalist Elena Klimova under its bigoted “gay propaganda law” because she created an online resource for LGBTQ teenagers called Children 404. [Amnesty International]
  • On the history of women ski jumping in the 2014 Olympics. [Ms. Magazine]
  • On how “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” got independent women’s stories in the 1970s told just right. [IndieWire]
  • Feministing rounded up some funny feminists you’ll want to follow on Twitter! [Feministing]

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