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

Sunday, January 25, 2015
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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
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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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ISIS militants hurl two men from top of a tower block for being gay

Friday, January 16, 2015
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Images from ISIS purport to show two men bThe Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq has published photographs that appear to show a man being thrown from the roof of a tall building apparently in Mosul, as punishment for being gay. [...]

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Thousands protest lesbian couple’s ejection from Vienna cafe for kissing

Friday, January 16, 2015
Protestors hold a poster reading " Kiss me I'm cute" during an protest in support of gay kissing, in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Police estimated around 2,000 people participated in the protest Friday, forcing the closure of one downtown street. Some of the demonstrators exchanged long kisses. [...]

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Draft of new Thailand constitution offers protections for gay, transgender people

Friday, January 16, 2015
Thailand's Democracy Monument in Bangkok, depicts a representation of the 1932 Constitution sittings on top of two golden offering bowls above a turret.
The Constitution Drafting Committee, a group hand-picked by the military junta to draft a new charter after last year's coup, this week added the wording that will make it illegal to discriminate against gay and transgender people. [...]

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Russia does a u-turn, says transgender citizens will not be banned from driving

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Russian officials have given transgender individuals the green light to continue driving after a new road safety decree sparked panic last week that they would be banned from the road. [...]

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New poll shows 76 percent support for same-sex marriage in Ireland

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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A new poll shows 76 percent support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, ahead of this summer’s referendum. [...]

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Austria court lifts adoption restrictions for same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Austria's Constitutional Court in Vienna.
Prior to the decision Wednesday, same-sex partners could adopt a child only if one of them was the child's biological parent. [...]

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