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Tuxedos, statistics and The Good Wife

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Good Wife episode coincidentally echoes gay-rights reality

In the April 5 episode of the legal drama The Good Wife, a star lawyer argues for a gay couple’s right to service from a wedding planner. The timing of the episode is a remarkable coincidence to the current struggle over Indiana’s “freedom of religion” legislation, since it was filmed in February.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Dominican candidate campaigns on gay slurs

Dominican former president and current presidential candidate Hipólito Mejía used gay slurs and jokes to gather support in a campaign tour of the United States. He told Spanish language networks that he opposed gay relationships because they could not produce children, and joked that his campaign handlers had tried to teach him to act like “a little faggot.”

Read more at Blabbeando.

Louisiana highschooler not allowed to wear tux to prom

A Louisiana high school told a student she could not attend her prom in a tuxedo because “girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that’s the way it is.” Claudetteia Love is a top academic scholar at the school, but says she won’t attend the prom unless she can wear what she likes. The city’s school board president now says he will step in to support Love.

Read more at the News Star.

Finland’s first female president talks LGBT rights

Finland’s first female president Tarja Halonen talks to the Harvard Political Review about her LGBT activism, sexism in office, and how knitting a scarf symbolized equality in her campaign office.

How much of the population is gay?

At the Guardian, David Spiegelhalter tackles the decades old question of how many people are gay. He argues that if you take all sorts of same sex behavior into account, the old 10 percent statistic isn’t too far off.