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Pastor Javier Soto

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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Chile’s Senate votes in favor of same-sex civil unions bill

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Luis Hidalgo, APPatricio Ahumada Garay receives a life sentence for the murder of Daniel Zamudio.

Four Chilean men sentenced in brutal murder of gay man

Monday, October 28, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Daniel Zamudio

Four Chilean men found guilty in brutal murder of gay man

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

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Chilean teen loses foot, faces leg amputation following anti-gay attack

Monday, July 8, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Sebastian Pinera

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

Thursday, July 12, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Chile approves anti-discrimination law in wake of gay man’s murder

Saturday, May 12, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
Daniel Zamudio Vera

Gay Chilean man who suffered brutal attack dies after 24 days in coma

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Daniel Zamudio-Vera, an openly gay Chilean man who spent 24 days in a medically-induced coma following a brutal attack March 3 by members of a suspected neo-Nazi group, has died. He was 24 years old. [ Read more → ]
Daniel Zamudio

Chilean leaders call for hate crimes law following brutal attack on gay man

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A brutal attack on a gay Chilean man over the past weekend has drawn sharp criticism over the lack of LGBT-inclusive hate crime laws in the South American country. [ Read more → ]
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Chilean president to send Parliament civil unions bill

Monday, May 30, 2011
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has announced that he will forward to parliament a bill that would grant both heterosexual and homosexual couples the ability to form civil unions, granting them many of the same rights as marriage. [ Read more → ]
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