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State department official says U.S. urging Uganda to block anti-gay bill

The United States said Friday it is urging Uganda's leadership to block a bill that would criminalize homosexuality. ...

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DC mayor signs bill to legalize gay marriage in nation’s capital

Before a jubilant crowd at a northwest Washington church, District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty officially legalized same-sex marriage in the nation's capital, signing the bill passed earlier this week by the DC Council. ...

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Police arrest man for tagging anti-gay slurs in Seattle neighborhood

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A man suspected of spray-painting homophobic slurs on a number of West Seattle buildings was arrested Thursday morning, reports KOMO-TV. Ryan J. Cox, 31, was arrested without incident and booked into King County Jail. Cox was arrested in May for ...

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Senate committee approves domestic partner benefits bill

The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act would provide domestic partner benefits for federal employees and their same-sex partners, including federal health insurance, retirement and disability benefits, family, medical and emergency leave, and compensation for work injuries. ...

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European Parliament condemns Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday condemning Uganda's proposed Anti-Homosexuality legislation that is said to have the support of the government. ...

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Portugal expected to pass gay marriage legislation

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Portugal is poised to become the sixth European country to allow gay marriage, reports the Associated Press. It is expected to be voted on by lawmakers in January, and observers believe the law is almost certain to pass, as left-wing ...

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Clinton addresses human rights, comments on Uganda’s anti-gay bill

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the Administration’s vision for human rights at Georgetown University this week, specifically referencing Uganda‘s proposed anti-gay legislation that would carry a death sentence for certain acts of homosexuality, and calling gay rights the ...

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BBC under fire for web discussion regarding execution of gays

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The BBC has come under fire for opening a debate on its website asking: “Should homosexuals face execution?” The discussion comes in response to a proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda that could lead to the death penalty for homosexuals. Several ...

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Fresno hospital agrees policy changes for partners of gay patients

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FRESNO — Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno has agreed to make policy changes and conduct staff trainings to ensure that the rights of its LGBT patients and family members are properly respected, according to the ACLU. The changes are ...

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DC Council approves gay marriage in nation’s capital

The D.C. Council passed historic legislation this afternoon to legalize same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. Cheers erupted in the council chambers after the vote was approved 11-2. The bill now heads to D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s for his ...

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