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US Boy Scouts Uphold Ban on Gay Members

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its policy of banning openly homosexual youth from its membership ranks, saying it “reflects the beliefs and perspectives” of the 102-year organization. In a statement released Tuesday, the Boy Scouts say it reached the decision after a two-year study of its policy conducted by a committee of volunteers […]

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US Defense Secretary Pays Tribute to Gays in Military

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has released a video message honoring gay and lesbian service members, as the Pentagon marks gay pride month for the first time. Nine months ago the U.S. military formally ended its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that allowed gays to serve only if they did not reveal their sexual orientation. […]

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Obama Says Foreign Policy, Aid to Promote Gay Rights

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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((new info in graf 4, edits grafs 1 – 3) U.S. President Barack Obama is ordering U.S. agencies overseas to work harder to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Obama directed the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other federal entities, to […]

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Obama Says Foreign Policy, Aid to Promote Gay Rights

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. agencies working abroad to ensure that diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Obama directed agencies, such as the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to fight the criminalization […]

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Nigeria Senate Moves to Ban Same-Sex Marriages

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s Senate has voted to outlaw same-sex marriage and public displays of affection by homosexuals. The bill must be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Goodluck Jonathan before becoming law. British Prime Minister David Cameron recently threatened to withhold aid from countries that violate the rights of gays and lesbians. However, […]

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Cain: Should Have Opposed Booing of Gay Soldier

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain admits he should have spoken out when the audience booed a gay U.S. soldier at a Republican candidates’ debate last month. The soldier was booed when he asked the candidates if they would try to get around new rules allowing gays to openly serve in the U.S. military. Cain said […]

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US Military Repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 3:22 pm (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military has formally ended its policy under which homosexuals could serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. The policy known informally as “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” ended Tuesday. A statement from U.S. President Barack Obama says “patriotic Americans will no longer […]

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U.S. Military Repeals “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:13 am (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military has formally ended its policy under which homosexuals could serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. The policy known informally as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” ended at 12:01a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday. In a statement, U.S. President Barack Obama […]

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Ban on Gays Opening Serving in US Military to End

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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After years of court battles and contentious debate, the U.S. military on Tuesday formally ends its “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy, under which gays can serve as long as they do not openly acknowledge their sexual orientation. The policy was instituted during the Clinton administration as a compromise to the complete ban on homosexuals in […]

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Thousands March in Prague Gay Pride Parade

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of homosexuals marched through the streets of Prague Saturday, part of the first event of its type in the Czech capital. The march was marked by a heavy police presence. The march had come under heavy criticism from top government officials, including Czech President Vaclav Klaus, as well as the Catholic Church. The march […]

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