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tv   The Day - News in Review  Deutsche Welle  November 9, 2018 3:02am-3:30am CET

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the man with a gun opened fire on people worshipping eleven people die last night it was inside a california country music bar a man with a gun opened fire while people were warning dancey at least twelve people have died tonight america's latest mass shooting a troubled so with a legally purchased gone the rest of the story we all know over to will go off in berlin this is the day. you know own son we heard a bunch of shots out of obviously from a. lot of matter right. earlier one officer down. it found
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eleven victims that had been kill the suspect who we believe was the only suspect was dead inside and there were multiple other victims of different levels of injury inside. sergeant hill as died of. the sergeant passed away at the hospital. about an hour. also coming up tonight the rainbow wave of the u.s. midterm elections never before have so many. candidates running for office and one. in colorado we dream we dare and we do and i want to thank
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my amazing partner and the first first down in the history of colorado marlin revived. or we begin the day with yet another mass shooting in the united states it happened last night in california at a packed country music bar police say a twenty eight year old former marine armed with a gun shot dead a security guard at the entrance before unloading his weapon into the crowd of wind dancers at least twelve people including a sheriff's deputy dawg the gunman was also killed. young people helping the injured friends and fleeing for their lives. offices were called to a bar hosting a country music night for around two hundred college students a gunman had opened fire the sound of shots caught on tape outside.
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a gentleman walked in like a black out the so you could disguise a glasses black shirt and. pulled out a gun started shooting at the bar you know having fun dancing and then all this any year. that they may have a gun shot and it just started going crazy over thora teaser investigating the scene to identify the dozens of victims they found the suspect dead they're also searching his home and his social media for clues on a motive. among the dead a sheriff's deputy who tried to intervene. sergeant best with the hospital. about an hour. it's a horrific scene in there there is blood everywhere. in the aftermath of the attack people are grappling with the pain of that community being targeted and want to
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become an all too familiar story every week. news of another mass shooting in the u.s. as well as the forced resignation yesterday of attorney general jeff sessions was quickly replaced the results of this week's historic midterm elections will tonight we want to highlight the midterms historic first for the l.g.b. t.q. community it's being called the rainbow wave across america and this man tells part of the story according to victory fund which is a national organization dedicated to getting l g b t q people elected into public office hundreds of openly gay and lesbian candidates ran for office in the midterm election more than ever before and so far we can report that one hundred fifty four won their races let's take a closer look at three winners who are making headlines tonight in colorado
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jared polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a us state. the democrat angie craig won minnesota's second congressional district becoming the first openly l.g.b. t.q. person to be elected to congress from that state she is also expected to be the only openly lesbian mother in congress and then there's sure recent davids who one kansas is third district in congress she will become the first openly lesbian woman to represent kansas in congress all right let's take this story now to the u.s. capitol washington d.c. i'm joined tonight by the president in the c.e.o. of the victory fund a nice parker she was the first openly gay person ever elected mayor of a major american city of that city the great city of houston and also in washington
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joining us tonight is gregory angelo president of the log cabin republicans the walk home republicans represents republicans to both of you welcome i want to ask both of you was the midterm election was it a victory for l.g.b. t.q. democrats or republicans he wants to take a stab at that first a nice it was a victory for. candidates in general where a nonpartisan organization and we endorse candidates from both sides of the majority of our candidates are democrats but it was clearly a huge night across the country for the edge of the t.q. community and it will breed more success in the future because as our candidates win more candidates run the greater what do you say what kind of night was it for republicans. i agree in your intro you highlighted
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a number of democrats who won but the l.g.b. t. wave election of tuesday also included the republicans you would schuyler rued who won a washington state assembly seat you had been west who won a city council seat in the state of oregon and in the deep red state of south carolina jason elliott in a heavily conservative district won in his bid for reelection for the state house of representatives this is someone who had the support and the endorsement of former south carolina and heritage foundation president jim de mint in his bid for reelection i think it just goes to show just how far hearts and minds are changing on both sides of the aisle when it comes to supporting good candidates regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. to the wall street journal exit poll from tuesday state to twenty four percent of the community voted republican in thirty seven percent of transgender people voted republican i mean those are those
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are very high numbers are those reflective of reality. i think so you know i mean i can just go with the data that you saw in that wall street journal poll where you go to and that is the data there the survey had not ninety thousand individuals i mean that's that's not a small sample size it shows almost a seventy five percent increase in terms of individuals who voted republican in this election versus in two thousand and sixteen and what i believe is a historic high for transgender individuals who voted for republicans in this year's election. what do you see in these i think that's looking at the at the for the forest and not the not the trees what you see that happen across america is that at the state level in many states particularly the red states republicans prevailed at a statewide level but in the local races all those races clearly broke for democrats which is why the democrats took back the house many. people split their
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tickets and i don't know the genesis of the of the poll and you know how they did it and i have no doubt that there were democrats and republicans who receive the votes of the q community but it's very clear that we're eligible to candidates who are on the ballot. people from the eligibility community supported them but we can't win on our own we had lots and lots of help of the hundred fifty four candidates who were eligible to one. belief five of them were republicans the rest were were democrats but there are sixteen races that are still too close to call so that number is actually going to go up to the old were to go of the push for the blue wave i mean let me ask you both is donald trump the reason why we have this rainbow wave now across the u.s.
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. you know i'm going to say yes and you know our candidates are running for the same reason that everybody else runs and i and yes there are those in our community who are running because they see our rights being attacked by the trump administration if you're transgender in america you have to know that donald trump is not your friend but most of our candidates run for the same reason that everyone else runs which is they want to serve their community and local issues were a lot more important in our and our races. and how we can regroup and one issue across america was health care great. great what do you say troll factor. i mean in terms of the l g b t vote i don't know that this election was was a referendum on donald trump and if anything if it was a referendum on donald trump it shows according to again that polling that support for the president among the l g b t community is is growing and not shrinking i
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think to mayor parker's point what you're seeing is candidates who are winning whether they're republican or democrat if the part of the l g b t community they were running on local issues many if not the overwhelming majority of these candidates who won were running at the hyper local level and at that level it's less about your sexual orientation or your gender identity or who might be the president of the united states or the speaker of the house and really about the local needs of the community that you're running to represent. i think outside of the united states a lot of people look at. the they tried to do you know to understand how he can claim to be you know. best friend and let me take this into the future in the post trump era when the when will the u.s. be ready for the. q presidential q that is great where do you think that will happen when we have a gay president. i think i think it could very well be in two thousand and twenty
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four and i think the current united states ambassador to germany richard grinnell an openly gay man who's representing our interests in your country today and is doing an outstanding job who makes no bones about being an openly gay individual and has the full support of the president who is fighting on behalf of american interests and working with germans to get germans to divest themselves from iran a country that hangs gay people from cranes is someone who could well be a position to continue to move up in the trump administration and andrew be our first republican openly gay president our united states twenty twenty four in these what do you say. certainly within my lifetime i don't know if we'll be successful by twenty or twenty four but i would not be surprised to see an openly l. g.b.t. candidate in two thousand and twenty and contending and raising the bar the fact that we now have two openly l g b t united states senators. one united states senator won that race too close to call two governors here in the united states you
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see in the highest elected offices in the land under the president so. just doesn't take much to imagine some of those candidates moving up well it's been good talking to both of you these parker with victory fund and gregory angelo with republicans thank you let's do this again before two thousand and twenty and see what the race looks like in a year or so thank you. well on the other side of the world tonight in lebanon on there is also a story of an awakening political awareness when it comes to sexual minorities in the country's last parliamentary election back in may several candidates openly endorsed l.g.b. t.q. rights but. he reports being transgenders still means a life faced with discrimination. this tiny apartment has
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become done as only safe space in her hometown of beirut. even going outside to meet up with close family members can be very difficult and i was able to deal with a few dollars imagine if my brother got married tomorrow that was i couldn't go to his wedding and it hurts my sister gets married i'm waiting if the school parties congo because people will criticize me they will say to my siblings why does your brother look like that. donna is a transgender woman and she's very open about it. it is not just social stigma that she has to deal with in lebanon it can also mean trouble with a long. two years ago don i was in a cafe with a group of other transfer and when they were suddenly approached by undercover police. and i came up to me and asked how much do you
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charge i said what are you talking about and my friend told him what are you doing don't talk to her like that then suddenly there were cars and they handcuffed all of us and took us away. although being transgender isn't illegal in lebanon they are often prosecuted under an obscure section of the penal code article five three four states that acts that contradict the laws of nature are punishable by up to a year in prison five to four is the period in which there is the preliminary investigation this in this period when the person is one of the person is investigated with anything that is related to the person and to the individual's private life is not respected so people will have their phones their photos. taken out of their phone in order to constitute a file against them in order to be able to prosecute them down i was charged
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because she stated in interrogations that she has relationships with men but her identification documents still stated her gender as male article five before actually doesn't the point what natural intercourse is or what intercourse that is against nature so we do always up to the judge to interpret this article. was acquitted by a local court and the ruling was upheld by a higher court of appeals it was a landmark case for lebanon's bt community. dennis really however does not mean that homosexuality has been completely decriminalized in lebannon judges in other districts are still able to interpret the law as they please and even for donna the court ruling does not mean complete protection. at the movie every day i was stopped at a checkpoint and asked for id i showed the guard and he was like you're a boy i told him it was none of his business but standing in front of them is
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terrifying. and dan is not the only one in lebanon's l g b t community who feels unsafe many believe that despite the landmark ruling the fight for social acceptance still has a long way to go. my colleague on you tube or his right here at the big table with me now so let's talk about the plight of transgender people in lebanon and you were telling me that trans women and gay men they fear the worst in lebanon why is there lebanon as compared to other countries in the region has a fairly liberal society it's fairly more accepting of the edge of beauty community differently enjoy a lot more visibility there but trans women and perhaps gay men are are even more visible in society and thus they are more likely to be picked on by by law enforcement as is the case of ghana that we that we saw there also the most legally vulnerable especially trans people if they are still in the process of
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changing their documents or officially changing their gender and their documents or if they're still going through their actual physical transition there are a lot of green zones in which they can be arrested and prosecuted under this or they could be fined could be forced to for being in the sexual reassignment process that's that's that's that's perhaps the time where they're most vulnerable because as in the case with dennis she had said interrogation that she had preferences for men but her documents still fitted that the the chief was the cheese man so therefore they were able to say this is an unnatural form of intercourse and that's why she was she was prosecuted there more than legally vulnerable and more visible they're less likely to just more or less blend in with everyone else so quickly here. for three and gender people in lebanon it's mostly a very small but very tight knit active group of and geos lebanon is known to have
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the first openly. gay rights and you know in the arab region and in many years they have expanded and they have intensified their lobbying work and their their activism now going on is also the first arab. to host pride week. two years ago it was the debut and it broke all of the expectations in terms of numbers of attendance of course and they were interrupted and in twenty thousand when authorities cracked down on their act on their activities and force them to shut them prematurely but it seems that lebanon unlike other countries perhaps and perhaps with the exception of tunisia have a very active. and geo community that looks after the. members of and to be taken which in there is a story that it's good that you're getting this story as well as always are you appreciate it thank you.
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went out to a german politician who has set his sights on the european union's highest office today the european parliament's conservative blog elected monfort vivre as their lead candidate to run for the job of commission president he's now the front runner to take over from john claude younger in many ways he is a surprise choice not only does he have little government experience he is also a staunch conservative. a german heading up the european commission that prospect came a step closer to reality this afternoon manfred faber will be the lead candidate for the european conservatives in next year's euro elections the berrien conservative veteran won a decisive victory over his finnish rival alexander stubb. when you're elected with nearly eighty percent of the vote it puts you in a strong position to take on the responsibility to want to make people an offer that we have a clear idea of where we want to lead europe watching us. favors platform is
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a conservative one playing up the importance of homeland and his christian roots he had been criticized for preaching european values while not calling for the stridently anti e.u. hung garion premier victor to be thrown out of the party that no longer seems to be an issue. has made a brilliant speech bridging the need for a sense of national identity and the why do european project i think that has convinced a lot of delegates. but faber hasn't yet convinced everyone will need a positive result next year and the support of national governments to make the jump from being nominated to landing the top job but the e.u. in brussels. this moment. joining me here in the studio now is dr andre yes nick he is a german parliamentarian with chance i got americans to see the christian democrats he also is the head of the german delegation to the problem entry is simply council
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of europe mr it is good to have you back on the show to be a well do you know one hundred viber and what do you think is chances are when i've known a man for weber's since early two thousand when he succeeded. very and prime minister . regional head of the you and you of the use organization of his is you know we've been more in touch of the last year since i took on the responsibility in the council of europe. seen him on a couple of occasions we spoke on the phone and i think he's an extremely nice and likable person a good bridge builder there's a sense and pragmatic he's a banker right he's known in the banking world well i think has been an intrapreneur. has been in politics for many times as i said chairman of the was organization was for short term member of the bavarian state parliament and deliberately at the time and he's already said he said i'm going to go to devote my career to europe when that was not necessarily seen by me as
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a career move that gives him a lot of credibility also among other europeans that europe is an issue that is very much a hot is. made his career in the european parliament leader of the of the parliamentary party of the pm has won a lot of trust across europe in there did you think he's got what it takes to maybe break down these walls we hear time and time again there's a democracy deficit in in the e.u. in people they have this they don't feel like they have a connection to the e.u. like they do their national governments can he overcome that. i think that he has to increase his. be known across europe but he has a bill to create director could as leader in the european parliament and get his nomination is also a reflection of the changing anyhow of institutions in the european union saying it is no longer a given that a commission president needs to be someone from the ranks of the heads of
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government of the member states brody's or borrows those or you because of this world so for the first time the e.p.a. has nominated a parliamentarian from the european parliament of the commission is accountable to both the the council. of the member states and to the european parliament for a time we've heard that if the european commission president is to be a german then that means the next head of the european central bank will probably have to be a frenchman. german and you've been hearing that there's a lot of speculation about that day there is a number of high profile posts to be to be filled including also a president of the council which would more naturally be a former head of government it's obvious that not all of these positions will be taken by the same nationalities of the will be some trade offs but that will have to be decided in the light of the outcome of the election for the parliament as he will have a strong say because everyone needs to be approved by the parliament who wants to have a commission for andreas nick is always going to appreciate you coming in thank you
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