News Round-Up: March 14, 2022

A court has reversed Bermuda's same-sex marriage law.
(photo: Facebook/BermudaPrideOrganizers)

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: The U.K.’s Privy Council, which is the final court of appeals for several Caribbean islands that are British territories, sided with Bermuda’s government today in making same-sex marriage illegal for a third time.

Washington Blade: The first openly LGBTQ person elected to the Colombian Senate won re-election on Sunday. And five out candidates for the Colombian House of Representatives won their races as well.

ABC7: Police said a 3-year-old boy got hold of a gun in the back seat of his parent’s car and began playing with the weapon. It discharged, hitting his mother, 22-year-old Dejah Bennet, in the neck. She died a short time later.

Raw Story: A man charged for his role on the Capitol riot has been ordered to be held in jail for witness tampering — the witness being his estranged wife. Ordered not to contact his wife (a potential government witness), the man texted her numerous times. In one text he asked her to invoke “spousal privilege” so she wouldn’t testify against him.

Billboard Magazine: Saying she was “extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” country music superstar Dolly Parton says she doesn’t feel she’s “earned” the honor and respectfully bowed out. She added the nod did inspire her to “put out a hopefully great rock n’ roll album” someday. #PureClass

Instagram: Singer Todrick Hall broke his silence after losing big time on Celebrity Big Brother last month. Criticized for ugly game play and earning just one vote, he walked out of the show’s finale cancelling all interviews.

NowThis News: Ukraine President Zelenskyy walked to a hospital on Sunday to visit wounded Ukrainian soldiers and award them with state honors for their sacrifices. More footage here. What a leader. #legend