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Lesbians In Malaysia Were Beaten In Courtroom for Being Gay

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Two women were caned for breaking Malaysia’s strict religious laws by attempting to have consensual sex with each other. The women, aged 22 and 32, are thought to have been caned six times at a courtroom in front of family members and government officials.

They were also fined RM 3,300, which equated to about $800 in U.S. money.

The women, whose identities have not been made public, admitted to a Malaysian crime of “sexual retaliations between women” after Islamic enforcement officers caught them hooking up in a car.

Homosexuality illegal across Malaysia and punishable by beatings or a prison sentence of up to 20 years. The government is so strictly against same-sex relationships that a cash award was offered for the best video submission explaining how to prevent homosexuality.

“It is a harsh and barbaric form of punishment that causes harmful and long-lasting psychological effects, and has no place in a modern and compassionate society such as ours,” George Varughese, the president of the Malaysian Bar, said in a statement.

The Women’s Aid Organisation, a Malaysia-based society which campaigns for gender equality, also criticised the sentencing, branding it a “sad day” for the country.

“We are outraged and appalled by this grave violation of human rights,” the organisation said in a statement.

“Sexual acts between two consenting adults should not be criminalised, let alone punished with whipping, which is inhumane and degrading.”

To the Malaysian government:

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LAX Now Allows Marijuana In Carry-On

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Get ready for high flying.

Los Angeles International Airport — also known as LAX —  has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags.

“The Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana,” reads a statement on LAX’s official website, which was posted in September 2018.

California passed Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in 2016, meaning that as of of January 1, 2018, it became legal in California “for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption.”

If you’re traveling with marijuana through LAX, study up on the laws in your origin and destination airport before packing your bags.

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Gay Penguin Couple Kidnapped Straight Couple’s Penguin Baby

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In a time when you hope a news story is fake, this tale about gay penguins will make you want the news to actually be real. And it is!

Love is love. Even penguins know that. The large flightless seabirds also know that when two souls find love, having a baby is often the next step. That being said, a pair of gay penguins at a Denmark zoo “kidnapped” a straight couple’s hatchling and tried to take it in as their own, a zookeeper says.

And it was all caught on video.

 

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Trump to Female Reporter: ‘You’re not thinking. You never do’

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President Donald Trump insulted a female reporter in the Rose Garden on Monday, telling her she “never” thinks before asking a question. Trump called on Cecilia Vega, a White House reporter for ABC News and started making a joke out her.

“She’s shocked that I picked her,” said Trump as a flock of staffers behind him — mostly men — smiled or laughed. “She’s, like, in a state of shock.”

“I’m not,” Vega said, rising from her seat. “Thank you, Mr. President.”

Trump, apparently mishearing “thank you” as “thinking,” responded with a seemingly unprovoked jab: “I know you’re not thinking. You never do.”

A White House transcript alleges Trump said “not thanking,” a non-sequitur given Vega had said “thank you” immediately prior. Now that’s pathetic.

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President Trump insults ABC News reporter

President Trump took a swipe at a female reporter during his news conference earlier today, telling her "I know you're not thinking. You never do."—>> STORY HERE: http://bit.ly/2OXXV5Y

Posted by WPTV on Monday, October 1, 2018

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