Japan: Huge Majority Supports Same-Sex Marriage + More News

Japan: Huge Majority Supports Same-Sex Marriage + More News
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Some news items you might have missed:

Reuters: Nearly two-thirds of Japanese believe same-sex marriage should be legally recognized, according to a new survey. Japan is the only country among the Group of Seven nations which does not legally recognize same-sex unions.

Hollywood Reporter: GLAAD called out the ‘minimal’ LGBTQ inclusion in this year’s Super Bowl commercials.

Macon Telegraph: A pastor in Georgia has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation, statutory rape and other charges related to an incident in which he offered a girl in her early teens a ride home from a sporting event as part of ruse to sexually assault her.

Tampa Bay Times: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is weighing a ban on all College Board Advanced Placement high school courses in his state after rejecting a Black Studies course that had a bit of queer theory. Note: Credits in AP courses play a big part in being accepted at many colleges.

ABC News: A five-judge panel in a New York appeals court ruled unanimously against Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo and former host Lou Dobbs in their bid to shut down a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit accusing the network of spreading lies that a voting-technology company helped “steal” the 2020 election.

Friendly Atheist: Christian hate-preacher Duncan Urbanek of Pure Words Baptist Church in Houston, Texas told his congregation that he prays for gay people to “have a slow, painful death.”