The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 26th, 2022 morning edition

image for GOP lawmaker attended gay son's wedding 3 days after voting against same-sex marriage

A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage.

The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., confirmed to NBC News on Monday that he “married the love of [his] life” on Friday and that his “father was there.”

NBC News is not publishing the names of the grooms, neither of whom is a public figure.

Thompson, who represents the state’s 15th congressional district, was one of 157 House Republicans who voted against the bill on Tuesday.

However, 47 of his GOP colleagues joined Democrats to pass the bipartisan measure following fears that existing same-sex marriage protections could be in the crosshairs of the conservative-leaning Supreme Court.

The Respect for Marriage Act is now being considered by the Senate, where 10 GOP lawmakers must join all 50 Democrats to send the legislation to the desk of President Joe Biden.

The bill comes at a time when 71% of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, supports same-sex marriage, according to a Gallup poll last month. »

No More Pet Store Puppies? New York May Finally Ban Sales.

Authored by
image for

One of the industry’s largest grievances is its contention that animal activists have demonized most of the breeding industry as abusive.

It argues that the unsanitary puppy mills that have been the target of damning investigations are not representative of the entire industry.

“We’re deeply offended and frustrated by the fact that people willingly and intentionally misrepresent the state of breeding in the country.”. »

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Delayed by a Few Months for Polishing

Authored by

Today, Nacon and Daedalic Entertainment announced another delay of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

The game is being moved from its September 1st release date to a few months after that, as revealed in a freshly issued press release.

That being said, in order to deliver the best possible experience, we have decided to push the release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum by a few months. »

Ruwani becomes third elephant to die from herpes virus at Zurich Zoo

Authored by

ZURICH, July 23 (Reuters) - Another elephant has died at Zurich Zoo from the herpes virus, the park said on Saturday, the third to die there from the condition since the end of June.

Ruwani, a five-year-old elephant cow, died on Saturday morning after succumbing to Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV), a condition carried latently by nearly all elephants.

"Losing a third elephant to this dreaded virus in such a short time is a tragic loss for Zurich Zoo," said zoo director Severin Dressen. »

Woman shot by police after firing handgun inside Dallas Love Field Airport

Authored by

A 37-year-old woman was shot by police after allegedly firing a handgun inside Dallas Love Field Airport Monday morning, police said.

Police said the woman, identified as Portia Odufuwa, was dropped off at the airport, changed her clothes inside a bathroom and then opened fire around 11 a.m. Dallas police respond to Dallas Love Field Airport on July 25, 2022.

Dallas police respond to Dallas Love Field Airport on July 25, 2022. »