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Ireland: gay marriage approved with a landslide yes

"The decision makes every citizen equal and will strengthen the institution of marriage for all existing and future marriages."

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Ireland votes in landslide to approve gay marriage

Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

 

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UN group condemns discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The text condemns violence and discrimination based on gender identity and welcomes advances in the protection of those rights.

 

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Equality victory, as India recognizes transgender rights

Landmark Supreme Court ruling allows people to identify themselves outside the traditional gender binary

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Skater Boitano comes out, will represent U.S. at Olympics

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

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Russian Communists must stand against LGBTQ persecution

We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.

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Bill clears way for 2014 gay weddings in England

Legislation to legalize gay marriage finally cleared Parliament, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales next summer.

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Russia adopts law against “gay propaganda”

"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."

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Mexico’s high court protects gay marriage rights

A Supreme Court ruling last week allows same-sex couples to legally marry, if they request special legal protection from federal tribunals.

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Vietnam considers same-sex marriage

Today I am proud to call myself a socialist. And I am proud to be gay at a historic intersection of two diverse and compatible movements.

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