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Gay couple denied marriage license after anti-gay activist alleges they’re insane

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Victor Manuel Aguirre, left, and Fernando Urias, holding a sign that reads #MisDerechosNoSonLocura ("My Rights Are Not Madness")
A gay couple in Mexico was denied the right to marry after an anti-gay activist who gives mandatory pre-marital talks to couples preparing for civil wedding ceremonies, said the couple suffers from insanity. ...

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Ireland Catholic priest comes out as gay during sermon, gets standing ovation

Saturday, January 10, 2015
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Father Martin Dolan, a priest at the Church of St Nicholas of Myra for 15 years, took the unusual step of coming out in support of same-sex marriage, adding, "I’m gay myself." ...

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Same-sex marriage now legal in Vietnam, but without government recognition

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Vietnam
Although same-sex marriages can now take place under a revised law which went into effect New Year’s Day, the government still does not recognize them or provide legal protections in cases of disputes. ...

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Russia lists transgender people among those unfit to drive

Friday, January 9, 2015
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New Russian road safety regulations bar transgender and transsexual people and others the government classifies as suffering for sexual and mental "disorders" from driving. ...

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Court in Italy grants legal status to child born to same-sex couple

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Italy
A court in Italy has, for the first time, recognized the legal status of a child born to a same-sex couple. ...

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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
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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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