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Monday, July 6, 2015

New York City sees Pink Triangle exhibition

Nazis used pink triangles to mark homosexuals.

The exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City covers Nazi persecution of homosexuals during World War II.

Under Hitler, more than 100,000 gay men were arrested for violating Nazi Germany’s ban on homosexuality. Gay prisoners were marked with pink triangles.

Today, pink triangles are often displayed upside down to honor those victims and symbolize the LGBT equality movement. Read more at The Advocate.

Marriage equality a challenge in some Texas counties

Struggle for marriage equality continues in some Texas counties.

A gay couple is suing a rural Texas county clerk for delaying their marriage license by “at least three weeks.”

Katie Lang, Hood County clerk, claims the county must reprint paperwork to be gender-neutral. However, she also says she won’t personally issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because it goes against her religious views.

Hood County has begun to issue same-sex marriage licenses since the lawsuit has been filed. The case is Cato v Lang, 4:15-491, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Fort Worth). Read more at Bloomberg.