This Way Out: Manning's transitions+Heathrow "terror"+more LGBT news

By Anonymous (not verified), 27 August, 2013
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This Way Out #1,326 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:05

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": New Zealand becomes the 14th country in the world to begin legally marrying same-gender couples, while Australians push for equality ahead of their September 7th national elections; officials in two counties in the U.S. state of New Mexico issue marriage licenses to lesbian & gay couples, which has Republican lawmakers howling, while an official in Montgomery County defies Pennsylvania's specific law banning them to issue marriage licenses to gay & lesbian couples, as oral arguments are set to begin in an ACLU lawsuit challenging the law; New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie signs a second-in-the-nation bill to ban so-called "reparative therapy" for minors, becoming the second-in-the-nation state to be sued by the rightwing Liberty Counsel for enacting it, joining California, which was the first, while the Golden State now braces for an effort to challenge a recently-passed bill requiring equal access for transgender students to programs and facilities in public schools; Germany becomes the first country in the world to allow alternatives to "male" or "female" on the birth certificates of intersex babies; topping this week's Russia/Olympics confluence, the International Olympic Committee appears satisfied with Russian government reassurances that "everyone will be welcome at the Games in Sochi", although the same statement reaffirms that the recently enacted law criminalizing "the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships" will be enforced against competitors and fans alike, as Russian President Vladimir Putin issues an ostensibly "antiterrorism" edict banning "gatherings, rallies, demonstrations, marches and pickets" in Sochi during the Olympics, and a Swedish high jumper's rainbow-colored nails turn red with love; (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by WENZEL JONES and PAM MARSHALL). . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:46

SEGMENT #2 – Billboard for Manning coverage [:06] + Investigative American reporter GLENN GREENWALD's sexual orientation was not a salient point in his journalistic drama working with U.S. national security whistleblower Edward Snowden -- not until Greenwald's husband was detained by BRITISH authorities this week. Brazilian DAVID MIRANDA was returning to the couples' home in Rio from Berlin, where he had been visiting Greenwald's associate, documentarian Laura Poitras. Officers at Heathrow Airport checked Miranda's passport, then escorted him to a private room where he was informed that he was being held under England's Terrorism Act of 2000. When the couple appeared on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Miranda said he was asked about many things, including his family and friends, and his relationship with Greenwald. However in nine hours of interrogation, Miranda says that the actual subject of terrorism never came up (with into music from "Somebody's Watching You" by SLY & THE FAMILY STONE) [7:17] . . 7:23

SEGMENT #3 – Brief "TWO" Web promo (voiced by JENN MAHONEY and intro'd with music by THE WHO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :16

SEGMENT #4 – The sentencing of U.S. ARMY PRIVATE BRADLEY (now CHELSEA) MANNING was one of two momentous announcements in the case of the convicted WikiLeaker this week. Military Judge Denise Lind ordered Manning to serve 35 years in prison, forfeit pay and benefits, and be dishonorably discharged. Manning will be required to serve a third of the jail time before being eligible for parole. The whistleblower formally declared the intention to make a gender transition the following day, before this report by "Free Speech Radio News" anchor DORIAN MERINA (with comments by Manning attorney DAVID COOMBS and analysis by "Courthouse News" reporter/court martial-watcher ADAM KLASFELD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:47

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:28

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:45

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