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Philippines rejects U.S. Marine’s appeal to drop transgender murder case

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
The Philippines has rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder charge against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year. [...]

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Cumberbatch, Fry urge UK to pardon gays convicted under ‘gross indecency’ law

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. [...]

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Brazil’s largest city to pay transgender youth to finish school

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The program being offered by Sao Paulo's Municipal Human Rights and Citizenship Secretariat is intended to help transgender youth from having to turn to prostitution to support themselves. [...]

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Chile approves bill authorizing civil unions between same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Chile
Chile's Congress on Wednesday approved the country's first law authorizing civil unions between same-sex couples. [...]

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French court allows marriage between French, Moroccan same-sex couple

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
France
France’s highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognize marriages between two men. [...]

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Portugal defeats draft law to allow same‑sex couple adoptions

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Portugal
Portugal's parliament has rejected draft laws to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favor by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever. [...]

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France fines Twitter users for sending tweets advocating anti-gay violence

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Twitter
Three French Twitter users were fined this week for sending tweets that included homophobic hashtags. It's the first time a French court has handed out convictions for homophobic abuse on Twitter. [...]

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United Kingdom’s first same-sex pagan wedding held in Scotland

Monday, January 19, 2015
Tom Lanting and Iain Robertson
The United Kindsom's first Pagan same-sex wedding took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are both Hedge Witches and live in Edinbrugh. [...]

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Ireland health minister comes out as gay, is country’s first out government figure

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Leo-Varadkar-cropped
The announcement by Leo Varadkar received widespread praise for its straightforward honesty. Analysts said his decision was likely to be viewed with hindsight as a landmark of social change in a country that, until 1993, outlawed homosexual acts. [...]

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Mexicali officials finally allow same-sex couple to marry, ending 18-month fight

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Fernando Urias  (left) and Victor Manuel Aguirre, marry in Mexicali on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
The first same-sex marriage in Baja California was held Saturday in the city of Mexicali after officials ended an 18-month fight that led to a Mexican Supreme Court order to permit the wedding, a lawyer for the couple said. [...]

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