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Openly gay Scottish MEP: Gay marriage supporters are ‘equality Nazis’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
David Coburn
David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP (UK Independent Party) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), who describes himself as "spectacularly homosexual" and a "great big screaming poof," said Thursday that marriage equality supporters are “equality Nazis” who are "rubbing people’s noses in the dirt."

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Anglicans sign open letter urging Church of England’s gay bishops to come out

Saturday, October 4, 2014
church-of-england
LONDON -- More than 300 Anglican priests, parishioners and other Christians have signed an open “love letter” to bishops in the Church of England who are secretly gay urging them to “come out” about their sexual orientation.

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Photographer blinded by gasoline in alleged anti-gay hate crime

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tyler Maddick
SWANSEA, Wales -- A freelance photographer has been blinded in one eye following an alleged anti-gay hate crime late last week in which his attackers threw gasoline in his face. Tyler Maddick, 20, says he was targeted by three or four men in a car as he walked home in Swansea on Sept. 11, reports the BBC.

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Same-sex dancers decry proposed UK ballroom ‘ban’

Friday, July 11, 2014
Ballroom dancers
LONDON -- It takes two to tango - but does a same-sex couple qualify? Britain's governing body of ballroom dancing has stirred controversy by proposing to change the definition of a competing partnership to be "one man and one lady" - a move that equality advocates and same-sex dancers called discriminatory Friday. The world of competitive ballroom ...

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Christian-owned bakery faces court action after refusing ‘gay marriage’ cake

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland could face government action for refusing to bake a novelty cake featuring Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage.” Ashers Baking Co., in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, canceled the order, which was to also featured the logo of the gay rights group QueerSpace...

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Former cop sues London police claiming years of anti-gay harassment

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Kevin Maxwell
LONDON -- A former police officer is suing London's Metropolitan Police for discrimination, claiming he was forced to quit after being told his bosses monitor the gay hook-up app Grindr, and that fellow officers taunted him by saying he should become "a hairdresser or cabin crew."

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British consulates to allow same-sex marriages in Russia, 22 other countries

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
Whitehall, London
Same-sex marriages can take place in the British consulates of more than 20 countries where the ceremonies are currently not legal, including in Russia, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Hungary. Britain’s Foreign Office has opened the doors of its missions to British nationals and their partners who wish to wed but are unable to under foreign laws,.

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Britain’s married, same-sex couples get right to combine coats of arms

Sunday, May 11, 2014
The College of Arms in the City of London, which has overseen noble titles and insignia since the 15th century, has ruled that same-sex married couples may join their heraldic symbols in the same way as heterosexual following the legalization of same-sex marriage in March.
LONDON -- Britain's gay couples have taken a step forward — into the Middle Ages. Like blue-blooded families down the centuries, they can now have their own coats of arms.

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Northern Ireland again rejects efforts to legalize same-sex marriage

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast Source
BELFAST -- The Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday rejected a motion to join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalizing same-sex marriage.

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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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