Ireland's President Gets 'Gay' Apology

7.24.2013

By Out.com Editors

...And 5 Other Things You Need To Know Today

1. Forbes plans to apologize to Irish President Michael D. Higgins (pictured) after one of the publication's reporters referred to married father of four as an "acknowledged homosexual." Is this necessary?

2. An estimated 200 anti-gay protesters hurled sticks, stones, and epithets at Montenegro's first gay pride parade. Police in the coastal town of Budva maintained enough order so that the parade could end.

3. Two Cameroonian men were each sentenced to at least a year in prison after being found guilty under that country's draconian anti-gay laws. The ruling comes just a week after gay activist Eric Ohena Lembembe was murdered in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital.

4. A federal judge ruled that the state of Ohio must recognize James Obergefell and husband John Arthur's marriage. The men traveled to Maryland to marry earlier this month because they fear Mr. Arthur, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, will die before the Buckeye State legalizes marriage equality. The judge was clear that the order applies only to Obergefell and Arthur's nuptials.

5. British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to see marriage equality spread throughout the world.

6. If cult 90s-era MTV cartoon Daria were a live-action movie, this would be its trailer:

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