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Uganda Government Voices Opposition to Anti-Gay Bill

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:35 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 last 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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Washington State Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in Washington state have approved a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage. The state House approved the measure Wednesday by a vote of 55-43, one week after it was narrowly approved by the state Senate. Opponents of the bill insisted passage would undermine the conventional institution of marriage as that between a man and a […]

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California Court Rules Voter-Approved Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A California appeals court has ruled that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judges said in their ruling Tuesday the ban, known as Proposition 8, “serves no purpose” other than to lessen the “status and human dignity” of homosexuals in the state. The dissenting judge in the 2-to-1 decision said he thought […]

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California Court Rules Voter-Approved Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A California appeals court has ruled that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judges said in their ruling Tuesday the ban, known as Proposition 8, “serves no purpose” other than to lessen the “status and human dignity” of homosexuals in the state. The dissenting judge in the 2-to-1 decision said he thought […]

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California Court Rules Voter-Approved Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A California appeals court has ruled that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The three-member panel issued the ruling Tuesday in San Francisco. The vote was 2-to-1, with the two judges appointed by Democrats voting to overturn the ban, while the judge appointed by a Republican voted in favor of the ban. The […]

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African Leaders Urged to Respect Gay Rights

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. has told African leaders it is time for them to respect gay rights. Speaking Sunday before the annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mr. Ban said discrimination based on sexual orientation has prompted some governments to treat people as second-class citizens or even criminals. “Let […]

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Danish Gay Rights Pioneer Axel Axgil Dies

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Danish gay rights pioneer Axel Axgil, who helped make Denmark the first country to legalize same-sex marriage, has died at 96. Axgil helped found one of Europe’s oldest gay rights groups in 1948. Through the group’s non-stop efforts, Denmark became the first country in the world to legalize civil unions between homosexuals in 1989 — […]

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Gay U.S. Service Members Sue for Marriage Recognition

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of U.S. service members who are legally married to same-sex partners has filed to sue the U.S. federal government to attain the same benefits and support awarded to their heterosexual co-workers. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network filed the lawsuit Thursday in the northeastern U.S. state of Massachusetts, one of six U.S. states that […]

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Obama Says More Work Remains For Gay Rights’ Advocates

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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. U.S. President Barack Obama, during his keynote address Saturday night at the annual dinner of a leading gay rights group, stressed that despite recent gay rights’ victories, there is more progress to be made. Obama said that many people at the Human Rights Campaign’s dinner have devoted their lives to equality, but he stressed […]

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Obama to Address Gay Rights Dinner

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is delivering the keynote address Saturday at the annual dinner of a leading gay rights group. The Human Rights Campaign’s dinner in Washington comes less than two weeks after the U.S. military ended its ban on openly gay service members. President Obama signed legislation to repeal the policy known as “Don’t […]

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