June’s Biggest News Stories

Equality led the field in Hash’s top ten stories from June.

1. US Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

The US Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal, and became the 21st and most populous country to support marriage equality.

2. Charleston Church Shooting

Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at one of the US’ oldest black churches – Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The hate crime sparked a Black Lives Matter protest with mass calls to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds.

3. Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner revealed her new name and image via Twitter with a photo of her gracing the cover of Vanity Fair. As the first openly transgender woman to feature on the cover, Jenner has become an icon for the LGBT community.

4. Wimbledon

Wimbledon – the oldest tennis tournament in the world – kicked off in London on 29 June.

5. Obamacare Upheld

The US Supreme Court rejected a challenge opposing The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which aims to reduce the number of uninsured Americans by helping individuals pay for health insurance.

6. E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, is an annual trade show for the video game industry. This year’s event took place in Los Angeles on 16 June.

7. Game Of Thrones

The Game of Thrones’ season five finale Mother’s Mercy premiered on 14 June.

8. Warriors Win NBA Championship

Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to take out the 2015 NBA Championship title.

9. Orange Is The New Black

Season three of Orange Is the New Black was released on Netflix on 11 June.

10. Donald Trump Presidential Bid

Donald Trump announced he will run for President of the United States in 2016. Shortly after his announcement, NBC and Univision said they would not air any Trump-owned shows due to his controversial comments on immigration.

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