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CNN reports on ISIS persecution, murders of alleged gay men

Sunday, March 8, 2015
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CNN reports on the series of recent photographs and videos of alleged gay men being thrown from buildings and stoned to death by ISIS militants. [...]

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Singapore court fines blogger for comments on gay sex cases

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Alex Au
A Singapore court fined a prominent dissident blogger on Wednesday for questioning the timing of two constitutional challenges to the city-state's ban on gay sex. [...]

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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church. [...]

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Mexico’s quiet marriage equality revolution

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.
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Philippine court enters not guilty plea for Marine charged in trans woman’s murder

Monday, February 23, 2015
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A Philippine court entered a not guilty plea Monday for a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino, allegedly after he discovered her biological sex when they checked into a hotel. [...]

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Alberta makes it easier for transgender individuals to change birth documents

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Alberta
The Alberta government is making it easier for transgender people in the province to make changes to their personal documents without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. [...]

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Thailand bans foreigners, same-sex couples from seeking surrogacy services

Saturday, February 21, 2015
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Thailand’s parliament has passed legislation passed a law banning foreigners and same-sex couples from seeking surrogacy services. [...]

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Ireland sets date for national vote on legalizing same-sex marriage

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Dublin, Ireland
Voters in Ireland will head to the polls on May 22 to determine whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. [...]

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Convicted murderers to marry in UK’s first same-sex prison wedding

Friday, February 20, 2015
Marc Goodwin (left) and Mikhail Gallatinov
Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover, are set to make history in being the UK’s first same-sex prison wedding. [...]

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Finland president signs marriage equality bill, law takes effect in 2017

Friday, February 20, 2015
Finland
Finland's president has signed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in the Nordic country, but because the reform will require wide-ranging changes in other legislation, the new marriage act will not take effect until 2017. [...]

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