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Mexico Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional

Friday, June 12, 2015
Mexico's Supreme Court in Mexico City
The court's ruling is considered a "jurisprudential thesis" and does not invalidate any state laws, meaning gay couples denied the right to wed would have to turn to the courts individually. ...

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German Parliament’s upper house pushes for same-sex marriage

Friday, June 12, 2015
German-Parliament
The resolution approved Friday doesn't force the government to take any action, as the state governments stopped short of sending a draft law to the lower house for a possible vote. ...

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‘Christian’ couple say they’ll divorce in protest if Australia allows gay couples to wed

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Nick and Sarah Jensen
A Canberra couple have vowed to get a divorce, ending their "sacred" 10-year union, if Australia legalizes same-sex marriage. ...

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More than a dozen injured after assailants attack gay pride rally in Kiev

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Police detain opponents of a gay rights march, in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 6, 2015.
At least 25 people were detained and more than a dozen were injured after assailants attacked a gay pride rally in Kiev on Saturday, throwing flares, smoke bombs and tear gas at marchers and police. ...

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Costa Rica judge grants first openly gay common-law marriage in Central America

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Costa-Rica
Along with being the first legal recognition of a same-sex relationship in Central America, the decision could set an example for judges elsewhere in the country to recognize gay relationships and even adoption. ...

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Anti-gay Russian lawmaker urges ban on going topless in public

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Vladimir Putin
The lawmaker emphasized the ban was only applicable outside beaches and other “zones of public recreation,” thereby excluding the scores of photographs depicting a shirtless Russian President Vlaimir Putin riding horses, fishing or swimming. ...

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UN Human Rights commissioner: LGBT people are victims of violent abuse all over the world

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Zeid Raad al-Hussein
The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings. ...

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Germany: Merkel’s party resists calls to embrace full marriage equality

Monday, June 1, 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party are rejecting calls to embrace full-fledged marriage for gay couples following Irish voters' decision to legalize it. ...

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Australian opposition party proposes marriage equality law

Monday, June 1, 2015
Bill Shorten
Center-left Labor Party leader Bill Shorten became the first leader of a major Australian political party to back a bill to overturn a national ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Gay rights activists clash with opponents in Moscow, 15 detained

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Russian anti-gay demonstrators attack a quad bike driven by gay rights activists as police detain gay rights activists during an attempt to hold a gay demonstration in central Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 30, 2015.
A small group of activists tried to hold an unauthorized demonstration in support of gay rights outside the mayor's office on Saturday. But opponents fought with them and police detained people from both sides. ...

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