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Chile: Lawmakers expected to introduce marriage equality bill

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Lawmakers in Chile are expected to introduce a bill Wednesday aimed at extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. [...]

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Sailor is first member of Chile’s armed forces to come out as gay

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Mauricio Ruiz, 24, sailor of the Chilean Navy, right, comes out publicly as gay during a press conference in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014. Ruiz who was accompanied by Rolando Jimenez, left, president of the Homosexual Liberation and Integration Movement, is the first member of the Chilean armed forces ever to come out publicly as gay with the approval of the High Command of the Chilean navy.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation. Chile has traditionally been a tough place for homosexuals, although the country decriminalized gay sex in 1999 and attitudes toward gays are evolving. The killing [...]

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Pastor says God sparked massive fire in Chile over same-sex civil unions

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pastor Javier Soto
A Chilean pastor said God sparked a massive forest fire in the coastal city of Valparaíso over the weekend in response to lawmakers' consideration of a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. [...]

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Chile’s Senate votes in favor of same-sex civil unions bill

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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SANTIAGO, Chile — A same-sex civil union bill has been overwhelmingly approved in Chile’s Senate. On Tuesday, 28 Senators voted in favor the Life Partner Agreement (AVP) while only six opposed it and two absented, reported the Santiago Times. [...]

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Four Chilean men sentenced in brutal murder of gay man

Monday, October 28, 2013
Luis Hidalgo, APPatricio Ahumada Garay receives a life sentence for the murder of Daniel Zamudio.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean judges have sentenced a man to life in prison for the beating death of a gay man whose body was carved with swastikas. [...]

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Four Chilean men found guilty in brutal murder of gay man

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Daniel Zamudio
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Four Chilean men have been found guilty of first-degree murder for killing a gay man and carving swastikas into his body. [...]

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Trial begins for men accused in brutal murder of gay Chilean man

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Daniel Zamudio
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The trial of four men accused of beating and fatally injuring a young, gay man in the Chilean capital last year began on Monday. [...]

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Chilean teen loses foot, faces leg amputation following anti-gay attack

Monday, July 8, 2013
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PENALOLEN, Chile -- A gay teen in Chile is about to have his leg amputated following an attack last month by a gang of assailants wielding machetes, knives and iron-bars, and hurling anti-gay slurs. [...]

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Chile’s president signs anti-gay hate crime legislation into law

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sebastian Pinera
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean president Sebastian Pinera on Thursday signed an anti-discrimination measure into law that makes it a crime to commit acts of hatred against persons because of their sexual orientation. [...]

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Chile approves anti-discrimination law in wake of gay man’s murder

Saturday, May 12, 2012
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SANTIAGO, Chile -- The Chilean Congress this week approved an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination law, fast-tracked following the brutal attack and murder of Daniel Zamudio, a gay Chilean man killed earlier this year. [...]

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