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Judge to announce verdict next week in Egypt ‘gay bathhouse’ raid trial

Monday, January 5, 2015
Cairo
The judge in the trial of 26 men arrested in Egypt in a televised raid by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse says he'll announce a verdict next week after only three hearings. [...]

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Same-sex couple kicked out of Uber taxi in London for kissing

Monday, January 5, 2015
Corey Watts and Jordan Sloan
An Uber spokesperson said the company does not tolerate any form of discrimination and that the driver "has been suspended from the Uber platform.” [...]

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Central India city elects country’s first transgender mayor

Monday, January 5, 2015
Madhu Kinnar
Just nine months after a court in India ruled that transgender individuals could be recognized as a legal third gender, a city in central India has elected the country's first transgender mayor. [...]

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Defense lawyers criticize Egypt’s arrest of 26 alleged gay men in bathhouse raid

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Court of Justice in Cairo.
Defense lawyers for 26 men arrested in a televised raid by police looking for gays at an Egyptian bathhouse criticized the prosecution's case when the trial resumed Sunday. [...]

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Luxembourg becomes latest European country to legalize same-sex marriage

Friday, January 2, 2015
Jean Paul Olinger and Henri Lorenzo Huber with Luxembourg Mayor Roberto Traversini (center).
Jean Paul Olinger and Henri Lorenzo Huber were the first same-sex couple to marry in Luxembourg, and despite the public holiday Thursday, the Differdange town hall opened for the ceremony, officiated by mayor Roberto Traversini. [...]

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Dominican government won’t recognize same-sex marriage performed at Embassy

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Domincan-Republic
The statement comes two days after the British embassy tweeted that a Dominican man and his British partner had exchanged vows in its Santo Domingo offices. [...]

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First same-sex marriage in Dominican Republic performed at British Embassy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Dominican Republic
Same-sex marriage is banned in the Dominican Republic, but a British national married his partner in the first ceremony of its kind performed at the British embassy in the conservative Caribbean country. [...]

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Scotland celebrates the new year as marriage equality law takes full effect

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Joe Schofield, Malcolm Brown and Ross Wright
Scotlanders are ringing in the new year by celebrating a new marriage equality law that came into effect on New Year's Eve. [...]

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Social media activist gets 29 Russian teachers fired after claiming they are gay

Monday, December 29, 2014
Timur Isayev holds an iPad decorated with a sticker promoting white power. He has gloated about putting 29 teachers out of a job for their sexual orientations.
At least that's what Timur Isayev, a self-described Russian homophobe, is claiming, reports Vocativ.com. [...]

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Egypt reduces sentences of 8 men convicted for taking part in alleged gay wedding

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Eight Egyptian men are convicted for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Saturday's verdict that sentenced each of them to three years in prison is the latest in a crackdown by authorities against gays.
An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the conviction of eight men for "inciting debauchery" for appearing in an alleged same-sex wedding video, but reduced their sentences from three to one year in prison. [...]

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