The Daily Package
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German redemption, soccer stars and vocal discrimination

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Germany to overturn convictions for homosexuality

The German government has proposed a bill that would overturn convictions for homosexuality under Paragraph 175 after the end of the Second World War, between 1949 and 1969, when homosexuality was finally decriminalized. The bill would also offer compensation to victim of the law.

Read more from The Guardian.

Taiwan high court hears equal marriage case

A 14-judge panel of Taiwan’s highest court will hear a case arguing that the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. An equal marriage bill is also working its way slowly through Taiwan’s parliament.

Read more from the BBC.

Megan Rapinoe forced to stand during anthem

A new policy from the US Soccer organization will force lesbian soccer star Megan Rapinoe to stop kneeling during the national anthem. That doesn’t mean she’ll keep quiet, though, she tells The Guardian.

Anti-trans bus hits the road, is promptly vandalized

A bus hired by American conservative groups to roll around New England promoting an anti-trans message was promptly vandalized in New York City. The bus, named the “Free Speech Bus” by supporters, was painted with messages saying that sex is immutable.

Study: Voices matter in employment

A new study in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour shows that straight male employers were more likely to pick men whose voices were more “masculine” for employment or higher salaries. Researchers say the study shows potential discrimination against gay men in the job market.

Read more at the Washington Blade.