News Round-Up: July 25, 2022

News Round-Up: July 25, 2022
L-R James Longman, Alex Brannan (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

Instinct Magazine: ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman has married his partner, Alex Brannan, with a service at Marylebone Registry Office in London. Two years ago, their marriage proposal went viral.

The Advocate: A teenager in France has admitted to stabbing a 71-year-old man in the face repeatedly because the teen thought the man was gay.

Newsweek: Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president, has said men who have sex with men (MSM) should be among those prioritized for the monkeypox vaccine in the United States.

Bloomberg News: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will become the latest politician to testify for Fani Willis, the Atlanta-based prosecutor commanding a wide-reaching investigation of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to change the outcome of the 2020 election.

LGBTQ Nation: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is trying to accuse the gays of molesting children after reports of two small kids getting monkeypox came to light. The disease isn’t a sexually-transmitted disease. The virus is spread through direct contact with lesions, prolonged face-to-face contact, touching items like clothes and linens that an infected person used, or via the placenta to a fetus.

Axios: COVID isn’t done with us. Between June 29 and July 11, 3.9 million people said they didn’t work either because they were sick with COVID symptoms or were caring for a sick loved one, according to Census Bureau data. By comparison, 1.8 million people said they missed work for those reasons around the same time last year.

New York Times:  Former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff and lead counsel testified last week to a federal grand jury in Washington investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. They are the highest-ranking officials of the Trump administration to have cooperated with the Justice Department’s widening inquiry into the events leading up to the assault.

NBC News: A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage. A spokesperson said in a statement, “Congressman and Mrs. Thompson were thrilled to attend and celebrate their son’s marriage on Friday night as he began this new chapter in his life.” #CognitiveDissonance