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Dozens arrested for being gay in Nigeria in response to new anti-gay law

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday.

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Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality

Friday, January 10, 2014
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utha.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.

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Russian actor who wants to burn gays alive, wants Putin to criminalize sodomy

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Ivan Okhlobystin
A popular Russian actor, who last month said he wants to burn gay people alive because they pose a danger to his children, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring back a Soviet law criminalizing “sodomy.”

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Nigeria Senate passes law banning gay marriage, formation of gay rights groups

Friday, December 20, 2013
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday passed a harsh anti-gay bill banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders.

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India government asks high court to review its decision on anti-gay law

Friday, December 20, 2013
NEW DELHI — India's government asked the country's Supreme Court on Friday to review a decision in which it upheld a colonial-era law that bans homosexual acts and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison.

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Uganda passes tough new law against homosexuality

Friday, December 20, 2013
Kaytee Riek
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.

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Patriarch of ‘Duck Dynasty’ off show indefinitely after anti-gay comments

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Phil Robertson
LOS ANGELES -- The A&E channel says "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview.

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India political party leader says gay U.S. diplomats should be ‘arrested, punished’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Yashwant Sinha
NEW DELHI, India -- The leader of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that India should “arrest and punish" U.S. diplomats in India who have “same sex companions” as same-sex acts is illegal in the country.

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DNC chair condemns Michigan GOP, says they tolerate anti-gay bias

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
APDebbie Wasserman Schultz
FERNDALE, Mich. -- The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee has joined leading state Democrats in condemning Michigan Republicans for their handling of anti-gay remarks by a GOP National Committee member and their failure to extend civil rights to gays.

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Klingenschmitt: Gays have ‘a demonic spirit that is manifesting inside of them’

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On his “Pray In Jesus Name” program Tuesday, fomer Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt discussed the recent ruling by a Colorado judge against a bakery that had refused to provide a wedding cake to a gay couple...

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