Buttigieg Claps Back At Rubio + More News

Buttigieg Claps Back At Rubio + More News
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Some news items you might have missed:

The Guardian: Out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg clapped back at Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who recently made dismissive remarks about the Respect for Marriage Act which would protect same-sex marriage in the U.S.

“If he’s got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine,” Buttigieg said. “I don’t know why this will be hard for a senator or a congressman.”

Pink News: UpRising Bakery and Cafe owner Corrina Sac told the Chicago Tribune that her business will host a family-friendly drag show despite being threatened, vandalized and sent a ​​bag of feces over the planned event.

Texas Tribune: Gay Republicans who have fought for acceptance within the Texas GOP over the past three decades told The Texas Tribune progress has been excruciatingly slow. “In fact, I think the party got worse,” Dale Carpenter said of his time as the state’s Log Cabin president.

Washington Blade: The Cuban government has announced a referendum on the final draft of a new family code that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples will take place on Sept. 25.

Variety: Marvel is bringing fans back to Wakanda in the first trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”‘

“I am Queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” Angela Bassett’s Ramonda declares. A question lingers over the trailer: who will take on the mantle of the Black Panther? A figure is seen in the hero’s suit at the end of the trailer, though it isn’t clarified who is in the costume.