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Arab LGBT activists "are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma" despite legal hurdles, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality has said. HRW released a report on the challenges and the progress of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities…
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China’s answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo, today (April 16) withdrew its short-lived ban on homosexual content, after people came out as gay to protest the ban. On Friday (April 13), Weibo—one of the country’s most popular social networks—issued a statement that it had begun a three-month “clean-up” ca…
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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 The Associated Press Two Army captains who met in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” era of the military, became the first active-duty, same-sex couple to get married at West Point when they exchanged vows last weekend. Capt. Daniel Hall, 30, and Capt. Vinny Franchino, 26, both Apache helicopter pilot…
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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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U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon slammed the White House’s selection of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the country’s delegation at the Winter Games in South Korea next month, explaining the former governor “doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.” By Cindy Boren | Washington Post An openl…
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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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 The rights of same-sex spouses must be recognised by every member of the EU, even if a country’s government has not authorised gay marriage, the European court of justice has been advised.   In what has been hailed as a major step forward for equal rights, Melchior Wathelet, a Belgian advocate ge…
13.01.2018 · In Gay, Lesbian & Bi Lesbian & Bi Gay Politics · From admin
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Openly gay democratic candidate for Texas governor, Lupe Valdez last week called for a "new Texas" that would put residents ahead of controversial policies like the sanctuary cities law,  proposed bathroom bills other issues she said are on the fringe. "We must begin to start gathering like-minded …
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Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested several men who appeared in a "gay wedding scene". A video circulated widely online shows two men walking side by side as they are showered in confetti. A long bridal train appears to trail along the ground behind one of the men. Mecca Police have said they had…
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The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case regarding a Mississippi law that allows people to deny services to LGBTQ people based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The Mississippi state law went into effect on 10 October 2016 - just a year after the highest court in the country ruled on th…
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