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Vienna’s gay-themed traffic lights to remain, says local official

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs, on display in downtown Vienna, Austria. The lights were set up by city officials until June, to coincide with a number of gay-friendly events.
The lights show couples — a man and a woman, two women or two men. Set up recently at 47 crossings, they were to be taken down in June, after the conclusion of several gay-friendly events. [...]

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Gay Prime Minister of staunchly Catholic Luxembourg marries partner

Friday, May 15, 2015
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, embraces his husband Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The prime minister of Luxembourg has married his partner a year after the tiny, staunchly Roman Catholic nation's parliament approved a law allowing same-sex marriage. [...]

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Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs are on display in downtown Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2015. These lights were set up by city officials until June, just in time for the annual Life Ball, where celebrities will rub shoulders with party-goers dressed in little more than body paint and cross-dressers in wild costumes at the charity event supporting AIDS research.
Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight. And Austria's right-wing Freedom Party is livid. [...]

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Gay Luxembourg Prime Minister to marry partner: Sources

Friday, May 8, 2015
Xavier Bettel
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is to wed his partner Gauthier Destenay next week, just a few months after the tiny country legalized same-sex marriage. [...]

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European court: Bans on gay, male blood donors is sometimes OK

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
European-Court-of-Justice
Wednesday's ruling was closely watched by activists and by governments that have lifetime bans on gay male blood donors, including the United States. [...]

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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Slovenia
Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church. [...]

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Finland president signs marriage equality bill, law takes effect in 2017

Friday, February 20, 2015
Finland
Finland's president has signed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in the Nordic country, but because the reform will require wide-ranging changes in other legislation, the new marriage act will not take effect until 2017. [...]

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New Greek government vows to grant same-sex couples legal status

Monday, February 9, 2015
Greece
Greece's new left-wing government has promised to grant same-sex couples legal status, in response to a 2013 international court decision condemning the country for discrimination. [...]

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Slovakia vote on gay rights restrictions not binding due to insufficient turnout

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Slovakia
A nationwide referendum on restricting gay rights in Slovakia has failed to produce a legally binding result after the required number of eligible voters did not turn out. [...]

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Slovakia holds referendum on same-sex marriage, adoption

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovaks are voting in a nationwide a referendum that would bar gay marriages and adoptions, and allow parents to decide whether their children attend sex education classes. [...]

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