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Serbia Bans Gay Pride March

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbia has banned Sunday’s planned gay pride parade and counter protests because it says allowing them poses serious security risks. Interior Minister Ivica Dacic said Friday that the march supporting homosexual rights and anti-gay protests were not canceled because of their nature, but to “prevent jeopardizing public order and peace.” His cancellation of the Belgrade […]

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Australian Finance Minister’s Gay Lover Announces Pregnancy

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s ban on gay marriage is being questioned after Finance Minister Penny Wong announced that she and her gay partner are expecting a child. Wong saidTuesday that her long-term partner, Sophie Allouoache, has conceived through in vitro fertilization and expects to give birth in December. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she was very pleased for […]

Gay Couples Exchange Marriage Vows Across New York State

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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New York on Sunday was witness to hundreds of gay marriages. New York State is the sixth in the nation, and so far the most populous, to sanction same-sex weddings. Beginning in the western town of Niagara Falls, gay and lesbian couples began exchanging marriage vows at the stroke of midnight, local time. The greatest […]

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First Openly Homosexual Man Confirmed as US Federal Judge

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nation’s first openly gay male federal judge. By a vote of 80-13, lawmakers confirmed Paul Oetken to fill a judiciary vacancy in the state of New York. Oetken was first nominated to the post in January by President Barack Obama. New York Senator Charles Schumer, who recommended Oetken to […]

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India Health Minister Clarifies ‘Homosexuality is a Disease’ Comments

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s health minister is backtracking from statements he made earlier this week, in which he called homosexuality a disease. Ghulam Nabi Azad insisted Tuesday that the media had misquoted him, even though video of the comment he made a day earlier at an HIV/AIDS conference has aired repeatedly on Indian television. Azad said he was […]

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India Health Minister Clarifies ‘Homosexuality is a Disease’ Comments

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s health minister is backtracking from statements he made earlier this week, in which he called homosexuality a disease. Ghulam Nabi Azad insisted Tuesday that the media had misquoted him, even though video of the comment he made a day earlier at an HIV/AIDS conference has aired repeatedly on Indian television. Azad said he was […]

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India Health Minister Clarifies ‘Homosexuality is a Disease’ Comments

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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India’s health minister is backtracking from statements he made earlier this week, in which he called homosexuality a disease. Ghulam Nabi Azad insisted Tuesday that the media had misquoted him, even though video of the comment he made a day earlier at an HIV/AIDS conference has aired repeatedly on Indian television. Azad said he was […]

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India Health Minister: Homosexuality is a Disease

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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India’s health minister has called homosexuality a disease, saying it is “unnatural” and “fast-spreading” in the country. Ghulam Nabi Azad told a conference dealing with HIV/AIDS on Monday that homosexuality was only recently imported from “the developed world.” The comments enraged many gay activists in India, who say that homosexuals in the country are routinely […]

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Obama: Greater Equality for Gays a ‘Good Thing’

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he thinks it is a “good thing” that the United States is moving in the direction of greater equality for homosexuals. At a news conference at the White House Wednesday, President Obama praised the legalization of gay marriage in the state of New York, but stopped short of endorsing same-sex […]

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Clinton Hails Passage of NY Gay Marriage Law

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says recent legislation permitting gay marriage in New York state gives visibility and credibility to the struggle for gay rights around the world. At a state department event marking gay pride Tuesday, Clinton described the struggle for gay equality as one of the most urgent and important human rights […]

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