News Round-Up: July 8, 2022

The Supreme Court of Slovenia ruled today that the country's bans on same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples are unconstitutional

Some news items you might have missed:

Total Slovenia: The Constitutional Court of Slovenia legalized same-sex marriage and adoptions effective immediately after finding a law under which only heterosexual partners can marry and same-sex couples cannot adopt children to be unconstitutional.

New York Times: Following the Supreme Court’s reversal on abortion rights, President Biden issued an order aiming to protect access to abortion medication and emergency contraception, but details on how those goals would be accomplished were not outlined.

Instinct Magazine: Following a spate of seemingly trans-exclusionary statements by folks like Bette Midler and Macy Gray, the original Wonder Woman – Lynda Carter – tweeted a message of support to trans women telling people to “leave them alone.”

NBC News: The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today that voters in the state may not use ballot drop boxes to cast their vote. Citizens can only drop off their ballot at the office of an election clerk. Republicans have long opposed the use of drop boxes falsely claiming they increase the ‘risk of voter fraud.’

Washington Post: Donald Trump is reportedly considering sending a letter to Stephen K. Bannon saying that he is waiving executive privilege, which would clear the way for his former chief strategist to testify before the House select committee investigating the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.