US Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson withstands her confirmation hearings despite the anti-marriage equality and transphobic “questioning” from Republicans like Senators John Cornyn and Marsha Blackburn.

The penchant of some LGBTQ gatekeepers to shun those they judge to be “not queer enough” creates new barriers for young people just coming out or questioning their identities (OutCasting Overtime’s Carol speaks out, produced by Marc Sophos).

And in NewsWrap: Singapore conducts a public opinion survey on sodomy law repeal, an Italian court approves the country’s first non-binary identification, a Texas appeals court blocks “child abuse” investigations into the parents of trans children, the Lone Star Attorney General calls Austin schools’ Pride Week plans “immoral and illegal,” protests proliferate over Florida’s dangling “Don’t Say Gay” bill until Governor DeSantis signs it into law, trans athlete ban vetoes face overrides in Indiana and Utah, a Kentucky clerk is guilty of violating the constitutional rights of marriage license-seeking gay couples, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Melanie Keller (produced by Brian DeShazor).

All this on the March 28, 2022 edition of This Way Out!

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