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Trump’s New Policy Will Force US Soldiers with HIV Out; Wiz Khalifa’s Homophobic Banana Eating Rant; What Is the Equality Act?

Trump’s New Policy Will Force US Soldiers with HIV Out

I wanted to link to something reliable, so this is from Bloomberg. 

The policy, announced in February, directs the Pentagon to discharge service members who can’t be deployed outside of the U.S. for more than 12 consecutive months “for any reason.” It takes effect Oct. 1.

An earlier directive put in place at the height of the AIDS crisis prevents service members with HIV from deploying overseas, meaning the new policy “makes it effectively impossible for people living with HIV to serve,” the soldier said Thursday in a filing seeking an injunction against the rule. There are about 1,200 soldiers with HIV, according to the complaint.
You can read the rest, here.  It goes into a lot more detail far better than I could with something this important. I highly suggest you check this one out.
What Is The Equality Act?
This is important to understand. This piece goes into a fairly well-detailed explanation of the Equality Act, and how it originated. But more important, what it means to LGBT people. 
A recent example is the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case, in which cases the Justice decided narrowly for a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Federal, nationwide protections for LGBTI people in the area of public accommodation could have avoided this.
Here’s more. The bible thumpers aren’t going to like this one. The Equality Act dates back to 1974. 

Wiz Khalifa’s Homophobic Banana Eating Rant

I’m going to apologize for linking to this ahead of time, but I thought it was interesting because of the way some on Twitter replied.

Apparently, if you’re a straight guy, and you eat a banana from the peel like a normal person, people might get the wrong idea about your sexuality.

Here’s the rest. As I said, it’s more about the Tweets/replies with this one. 

For those who don’t know, Khalifa is a rapper. 

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