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Mark Zeigler http://www.smh.com.au PyeongChang: The first openly gay male athlete at a Winter Olympics was British figure skater John Curry in 1976. He won gold in Innsbruck, Austria, and the following morning, unbeknownst to him, he was outed in a newspaper story from a pre-Games interview in…
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Bermuda has forbidden same-sex marriage, only nine months after legalizing it, in what advocates for gay and lesbian rights called a disappointing setback. Same-sex marriage became legal in Bermuda, a British overseas territory, in May as a result of a ruling by the island’s Supreme Court. But the…
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Prison sentences up to 5 years for unmarried partners among measures being considered by Parliament Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage.  Revisions to Indonesi…
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by Derrick Spies, Correspondent Nnews24.com Port Elizabeth South Africa – A private bill has been lodged by Congress of the People (COPE) Member of Parliament, Deidre Carter, that seeks to have the “right of refusal” of state employed marriage officers taken away. The Civil Union Amendment Bill, w…
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by Enrique Andres Pretel San Jose: Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognise it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with their President. The marriage between two men was set for this weekend after a top Latin Am…
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Source Claire Chretien https://www.lifesitenews.com In what one expert called the “most bold exercise in judicial tyranny imaginable,” an international human rights court has ordered that 16 countries ignore their own laws and recognize same-sex “marriage” and transgenderism. In one of these count…
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source: Think Change India     posted on 15th January 2018  At a time when Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, India's first gay marriage took place in Yavatmal, Maharashtra. It was a union between Hrishi Sathawane, an IIT graduate and his partner from Vietnam, …
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source abc.net.au By Sarah Hawke It's official — Cher will perform at Sydney's 40th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The 71-year-old pop star and gay icon will headline the Mardis Gras party on Saturday, March 3. Today's announcement was widely expected, after she star hinted in a tweet late last mont…
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MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The only openly gay prince in India - where same sex relations are illegal - is throwing open his palace doors to lesbians, gays, transgender and other Indians shunned for their sexuality. Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, heir apparent to the throne of Rajpipl…
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  The former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, a evangelical Christian, was hammered during interviews to clarify his position on homosexuality in the run-up to last year's General Election.  After initially failing to clearly answer questions about his stance he told the BBC's Eleanor …