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Uganda official says U.S. cut as much as $6 million in aid because of anti-gay law

| Friday, March 21, 2014
Ruhakana Rugunda
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6 million in annual U.S. government support over the East African country's new anti-gay law.

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Ethiopia proposes to make homosexual acts a non-pardonable offense

| Thursday, March 20, 2014
Rainbow Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Lawmakers in Ethiopia are expected to pass into law a bill that would make same-sex acts a non-pardonable offense.

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Israeli parliament bans discrimination against LGBT youth in schools

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Israel
JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Israeli parliament on Tuesday approved passed a law prohibiting the discrimination in schools against students on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Romanian parliamentary committee rejects same-sex civil partnerships bill

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania -- A bill which would have legalized same-sex civil partnerships was soundly rejected earlier this month by a parliamentary committee in Romania.

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Obama freezes U.S. assets of 7 Russian officials, including author of anti-gay law

| Monday, March 17, 2014
Yelena Mizulina
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine, including those of Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Duma (Parliament) Deputy who authored the controversial anti-gay propaganda law last year.

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U.S. suspends some aid to Uganda health ministry over anti-gay law

| Friday, March 14, 2014
Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The U.S. has suspended some aid to Uganda's ministry of health, officials said on Thursday, the first such response by the U.S. since the passage of Uganda's harsh anti-homosexuality law passed last December and signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni February 24.

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UN human rights official: Nigeria’s anti-gay law may harm public health

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
APSouth African Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
ABUJA, Nigeria -- The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria's new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

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Lithuania postpones vote on anti-gay ‘public family defilement’ bill

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Seimas, the Lithuania Parliament in Vilnius.
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lithuanian lawmakers on Thursday postponed a final vote on a bill establishing fines for “public family defilement," a measure similar to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

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Queen Elizabeth II gives royal approval to Scotland gay marriage law

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
Queen-Elizabeth
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland's Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year.

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Gay Ethiopian faces persecution, prison if deported from the U.S.

| Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ethiopia
BOSTON, Mass. -- Federal immigration officials in Boston are seeking to deport a 19-year-old gay Ethiopian man, where he is likely to be persecuted and imprisoned.

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