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Pentagon Marks Gay Pride Month for the First Time

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon on Tuesday marked a major milestone by observing Gay Pride Month for the first time. It has been less than a year since the U.S. military ended the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. Hundreds of servicemembers packed a Pentagon auditorium Tuesday as the […]

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Denmark Passes Bill Allowing Homosexuals to Marry in Church

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Denmark’s Parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state’s Lutheran Church currently offers. The legislation was passed Thursday with 85 votes in favor and 24 against. It takes effect June 15 and will put Denmark on par with countries […]

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US Appeals Court Upholds Decision to Strike Down California Gay Marriage Ban

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal appeals court in California has upheld is decision to strike down the state’s homosexual marriage ban as unconstitutional. The appeals court refused to reconsider the February decision by a three-judge panel. Same-sex marriage supporters call Tuesday’s ruling a victory for justice. Opponents say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme […]

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US Appeals Court Refuses to Revisit California Gay Marriage Ban

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal appeals court in California has refused to reconsider a landmark ruling that struck down the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage. The decision Tuesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for the case to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the California appeals court […]

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US Appeals Court Rules Against Gay Marriage Law

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Massachusetts appeals court has ruled against a U.S. marriage law that denies federal benefits to same-sex married couples. The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional. The 1996 law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and absolves […]

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Malawi President Urges Repeal of Gay Ban

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s President Joyce Banda says she wants to repeal the country’s laws against homosexuality, a move sure to be condemned by some religious and conservative groups. President Banda told parliament Friday that indecency and unnatural acts laws will be repealed. But repealing a law requires a parliamentary vote and it is not clear whether she […]

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Maryland Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. state of Maryland is a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. It would join seven other states and the District of Columbia that currently allow the unions. The Maryland state Senate Thursday approved a gay marriage bill by a vote of 25-22, days after the measure passed in the state assembly. Maryland Governor […]

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New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage, Despite Veto Threat

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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A bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey is now headed to state Governor Chris Christie, after the measure passed its final legislative hurdle Thursday. The state Assembly approved the bill by a vote of 42-33, days after it passed in the state Senate. But Governor Christie, an ardent opponent of gay marriage and a […]

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Amnesty International: Ugandan Minister Raids Gay Rights Workshop

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group says a Ugandan governmnent minister has raided a homosexual rights workshop, just days after a controversial new anti-homosexuality bill was re-introduced to parliament. Amnesty International says Uganda’s Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, broke up the meeting that was being held in a hotel in Entebbe on Tuesday. The […]

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Uganda Government Voices Opposition to Anti-Gay Bill

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Ugandan government says it does not support a controversial anti-homosexuality bill that was re-introduced to parliament this week. A government statement released late Wednesday said neither the prime minister nor the cabinet support the bill, and that it is not part of the government’s legislative agenda. But it added that lawmakers have the constitutional […]

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