Checking in on the news this evening:
• HuffPost: The Tony Awards will honor Angela Lansbury with a lifetime achievement nod at this year’s festivities. It will be her 6th Tony Award.
• LGBTQ Nation: The state of Montana is defying a court order to allow transgender people to correct gender markers on their birth certificates.
• New York Times: Josh Duggar, a onetime star of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” about a large family guided by conservative Christian values, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on Wednesday for downloading child sexual abuse imagery.
Josh Duggar, a onetime star of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” about a large family guided by conservative Christian values, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on Wednesday for downloading child sexual abuse imagery. https://t.co/jjkHZt9830
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 25, 2022
• The Advocate: Americans overwhelmingly support the inclusion of sexual education in K-12 classrooms (68%), but are more divided when it comes to the discussion of LGBTQ+ history and sexual and gender identity.
• Nevada Current: A new report found there are 20 states in the U.S. with zero justices of color on its Supreme Court including my home state of Nevada where 49% of the population are people of color.
• Axios: Senate Democrats and Republicans are trying to gauge bipartisan support for passage of any legislation in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting. The most realistic path, as of now, seems to be through “red flag” legislation, which would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from people considered to be a threat to themselves or others.
In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting, Senate Democrats and Republicans held small-group discussions today to gauge bipartisan support for the passage of any gun legislation.https://t.co/D0ODOyyyoj
— Axios (@axios) May 25, 2022