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Slovakia vote on gay rights restrictions not binding due to insufficient turnout

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Slovakia
A nationwide referendum on restricting gay rights in Slovakia has failed to produce a legally binding result after the required number of eligible voters did not turn out. [...]

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Slovakia holds referendum on same-sex marriage, adoption

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovaks are voting in a nationwide a referendum that would bar gay marriages and adoptions, and allow parents to decide whether their children attend sex education classes. [...]

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Pope Francis urges Slovakia to vote ‘yes’ on referendum to restrict gay rights

Friday, February 6, 2015
Slovakia
Slovakia's anti-gay marriage movement has received massive support from the Catholic Church, and Pope Francis this week even gave his blessing to the referendum in an address on St. Peter's Square. [...]

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Hungarian court says sentence in gay pride attack too lenient

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Hungary’s Supreme Court (Kuria)
Hungary's Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of three anti-gay protesters convicted of attacking police guarding the Budapest Pride march in 2011 because it considered the sentence too lenient. [...]

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ISIS terrorists throw alleged gay man from building, then stone him to death

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Images show the man sat on a plastic chair, while blindfolded, before being thrown off a seven-story building in Syria.
Islamic State terrorists have reportedly blindfolded a man and thrown him off a seven-story rooftop in Syria for "being gay" before stoning him to death after he survived the fall. [...]

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Student’s art of two young men kissing stirs controversy at Canadian high school

Monday, February 2, 2015
A mural of two teens kissing was originally approved by the school principal was covered up following complaints.
A high school student's mural of two young men kissing is causing some controversy at the small school north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. [...]

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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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