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Senegal judge frees women accused of violating law banning homosexual acts

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal — A judge in Senegal says there is insufficient evidence to convict four women accused of violating the country's law banning homosexual acts.

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Poll: It’s not OK to make online slurs, even when you’re ‘just kidding’

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nam Y. Huh, AP (File)In a shift of attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding.
WASHINGTON -- In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist, sexist or anti-gay slurs online, even if you're just kidding. But when they see them, they don't take much personal offense.

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Server who received anti-gay note to donate tips to wounded veterans

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The New Jersey restaurant server and former Marine who was left a note condemning her lesbian "lifestyle" instead of a tip, has been receiving extra tips for days since her story broke, and says she plans to donate them to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Uganda trial on published images of gay U.K. man having sex is postponed

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Bernard Randall
ENTEBBE, Uganda -- The trial in Uganda of a British man arrested after images of him having gay sex were published has been postponed until December.

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Foes of Russia’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law ponder new tactics

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Kostas Tsironis, APGay activists kiss during a protest at the steps of the Acropolis' museum during an event Oct. 5 ahead of the handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame, in Athens.
NEW YORK -- The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics' top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.

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Rubio headlines anti-gay group’s fundraiser, says nation’s morality at risk

| Saturday, November 16, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told an anti-gay group Saturday night that moral issues need to be part of government debate and that the United States needs to do more to protect religious freedom abroad.

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Boehner secures House meeting space for supporters of Russia’s anti-gay laws

| Friday, November 15, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday secured meeting space for the top American supporters of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws, according to a report by BuzzFeed.

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Diners refuse tip for N.J. waitress, former Marine due to her lesbian ‘lifestyle’

| Friday, November 15, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDEWATER, N.J. -- A New Jersey waitress and former Marine says she was “offended” after a customer left an anti-gay note on a check in place of a tip because she is a lesbian.

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Russian newspaper investigated for alleged violation of gay ‘propaganda’ law

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
Alexander Yermoshkin
MOSCOW -- A Russian newspaper is the first organization to come under scrutiny for alleged violation of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law after it published an interview with a openly gay middle school teacher.

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Five women charged under Senegal’s anti-gay law

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
Macky Sall
DAKAR, Senegal -- A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country's anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up to five years for homosexual acts.

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