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Kyrgyzstan to consider anti-gay law similar to Russia’s gay ‘propaganda’ ban

| Saturday, March 29, 2014
Kyrgyzstan
The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-gay law that would prohibit its citizens from creating "a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations” among minors, a bill nearly identical to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

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Radical clerics promise more violence at IDAHOT demonstrations in Georgia

| Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there. Photos: Shakh Aivazov, AP
TBILISI, Georgia -- Radical Orthodox Christians and clerics are warning the LGBT community in this eastern European nation that any demonstrations on the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) would be met with even harsher retaliation that marred the event one year ago.

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Despite tough new anti-gay law, Uganda cleric ministers to local gay community

| Saturday, March 29, 2014
APRev. Christopher Senyonjo, 82, gives a sermon on human sexuality at his makeshift church, the size of a small office, in Kampala, Uganda.
Senyonjo's sermons attract many gays who are familiar with his sympathetic views in a country where other Christian preachers have led Uganda’s anti-gay crusade.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Young men sing hymns and recite the Bible before the Rev. Christopher Senyonjo gives a sermon on human sexuality. When the service is over some go to his desk, one by one, for counseling no other Ugandan religious leader is known to offer gays.

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At midnight hour, first same-sex weddings take place in United Kingdom

| Friday, March 28, 2014
Matt Dunham, APSean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other as they are announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday, March 29, 2014.
LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history.

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First same-sex marriages just hours away in England and Wales

| Friday, March 28, 2014
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LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, some had just days to plan the biggest moment of their lives.

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Uganda official says U.S. cut as much as $6 million in aid because of anti-gay law

| Friday, March 21, 2014
Ruhakana Rugunda
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6 million in annual U.S. government support over the East African country's new anti-gay law.

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Ethiopia proposes to make homosexual acts a non-pardonable offense

| Thursday, March 20, 2014
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Lawmakers in Ethiopia are expected to pass into law a bill that would make same-sex acts a non-pardonable offense.

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Israeli parliament bans discrimination against LGBT youth in schools

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Israeli parliament on Tuesday approved passed a law prohibiting the discrimination in schools against students on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Romanian parliamentary committee rejects same-sex civil partnerships bill

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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BUCHAREST, Romania -- A bill which would have legalized same-sex civil partnerships was soundly rejected earlier this month by a parliamentary committee in Romania.

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Obama freezes U.S. assets of 7 Russian officials, including author of anti-gay law

| Monday, March 17, 2014
Yelena Mizulina
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine, including those of Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Duma (Parliament) Deputy who authored the controversial anti-gay propaganda law last year.

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