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Russia reverses decision to punish school girl for ‘gay propaganda’

| Thursday, February 6, 2014
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BRYANSK, Russia -- A Russian Juvenile Commission in the city of Bryansk has reversed its decision to discipline a 14-year-old schoolgirl accused of engaging in "propaganda" of non-traditional sexual relations.

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How Russia enforces its ban on gay ‘propaganda’

| Thursday, February 6, 2014
Alexander Zemlianichenko, APIn this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo a Russian gay rights activist walks along a police line during a rally at a Moscow boulevard.
MOSCOW -- When the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law banning gay "propaganda" to minors if athletes, fans or activists wave rainbow flags or speak out in protest. The message so far has been confusing.

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More Olympic-linked furor over Russia’s anti-gay law ahead of Sochi games

| Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Elena Ignatyeva, APA gay rights activist holds a banner in front of a large clock showing the number of days left until the start of the Olympic games as a police officer approaches, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Russian gay rights activists protested the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi. Two activists unfurled banners reading “Berlin 1936 = Sochi 2014,” referring to the Olympic Games that were held in the capital of Nazi Germany.
Protesters in cities around the world targeted major Olympic sponsors Wednesday, just ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, urging them to speak out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities. Two more sponsors of the U.S. Olympic team condemned the law, but leading global sponsors did not join them.

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Russian school girl disciplined under country’s anti-gay propaganda ban

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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BRYANSK, Russia -- A school girl in Russia has been accused of breaking the country's anti-gay propaganda law and is believed to be the first minor formally disciplined for promoting "non-traditional sexual relations" among her peers.

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Malawi’s leading Christian group wants referendum affirming anti-gay laws

| Sunday, February 2, 2014
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LILONGWE, Malawi -- The Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), the country's leading Christian organization, is demanding that the government hold a referendum on Malawi’s harsh anti-gay laws, confident that Malawians will send a message reaffirming their opposition to any effort to decriminalize homosexuality in the African nation.

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Harvey: Homosexuality is like anorexia, gay people just think they’re gay

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Linda Harvey of Mission America joined the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on Friday for a riveting discussion about homosexuality and Harvey’s new book, “Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.”

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Bulgaria rejects bill that would have criminalized homosexual behavior

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Lawmakers in Bulgaria have rejected a controversial legislative amendment that would have criminalized homosexual behavior, including "coming out."

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Russian newspaper fined for violating country’s anti-gay propaganda law

| Thursday, January 30, 2014
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MOSCOW — A Russian newspaper has become the first media organization to be fined under the country's anti-gay propaganda law after it profiled an openly gay teacher.

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India Supreme Court refuses to review verdict that criminalizes homosexuality

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
APGay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality.
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes homosexuality.

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Conservatives lash out at ‘sick,’ ‘despicable,’ ‘disgusting’ Grammys

| Monday, January 27, 2014
Matt Sayles,  Invision (AP)Audience members participate in a same sex wedding during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Anti-gay commentators were none too pleased with last night’s performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, which included a ceremony where thirty-four couples — including same-sex couples — were married. Unsurprisingly, many claimed that the show was evil and mean to anti-gay activists.

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