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US Episcopal Church Approves Blessing of Same-Sex Couples

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Episcopal Church has approved a new worship service to bless same-sex couples, becoming the largest religious denomination in the United States to accept the union of homosexual couples. The church’s House of Deputies, which is split equally between clergy and lay leaders, approved the blessing Tuesday by a vote of 171-50 at the […]

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Chile’s President Proposes Civil Unions Legislation

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Chile’s conservative president is proposing legislation that would give unmarried partners, including members of the same sex, some of the same rights now enjoyed by married couples. President Sebastian Pinera Tuesday signed the proposal and sent it to the Chilean Congress. Some political opponents of the measure refused to attend the signing event. President Pinera […]

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Nigerian Workers Threaten to Strike

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Workers in some of Nigeria’s biggest unions are threatening to walk off the job unless the government implements a year-old agreement to raise their pay. Nigerian Labor Congress President Abdulwaheed Omar issued an ultimatum Friday saying public and private sector workers were prepared to launch a nationwide strike in two weeks. The NLC and the […]

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