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Wednesday June 7th, 2023 night edition

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A federal judge has partially struck down Florida’s ban on gender-affirming healthcare for transgender minors, in a ruling that condemns anti-trans bigotry and debunks bogus claims from state officials.

The medical defendants, speaking through their attorneys, have admitted it,” the judge wrote.

The judge’s order also slams Florida’s dubious claims regarding transition “regret” and false statements that the state joined “international consensus” against affirming healthcare.

No matter how many times the defendants say it, it will still be false,” he wrote.

The families are represented by Southern Legal Counsel, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Human Rights Campaign. »

Man gets fired from his job for taking toilet breaks for six hours every day

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A man in China has been fired for taking up to six hours in the toilet every day during his eight-hour work shift.

According to Laodong Daily, the Chinese court recently ruled that the daily toilet breaks of the man surnamed Wang “were not within reasonable and normal physiological needs” even though he cited health concerns as his reason for them.

He said his health condition forced his need to stay in the toilet from three to six hours every day starting in July 2015. »

Serbia backs ammunition shipments to Ukraine in westward pivot

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Astrud Gilberto, bossa nova singer of The Girl from Ipanema, dies aged 83

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Astrud Gilberto, whose dreamy interpretation of The Girl from Ipanema became the most popular version of the song, has died aged 83.

“She was an important part of ALL that is Brazilian music in the world and she changed many lives with her energy,” he added.

Born in 1940 in the Brazilian state of Bahia and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Astrud Weinert married musician João Gilberto in 1959. »