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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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Pope Francis urges Slovakia to vote ‘yes’ on referendum to restrict gay rights

Friday, February 6, 2015
Slovakia
Slovakia's anti-gay marriage movement has received massive support from the Catholic Church, and Pope Francis this week even gave his blessing to the referendum in an address on St. Peter's Square. [...]

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Hungarian court says sentence in gay pride attack too lenient

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Hungary’s Supreme Court (Kuria)
Hungary's Supreme Court has ordered the retrial of three anti-gay protesters convicted of attacking police guarding the Budapest Pride march in 2011 because it considered the sentence too lenient. [...]

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French court allows marriage between French, Moroccan same-sex couple

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
France
France’s highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognize marriages between two men. [...]

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Portugal defeats draft law to allow same‑sex couple adoptions

Sunday, January 25, 2015
Portugal
Portugal's parliament has rejected draft laws to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, despite a strong vote in favor by the left-wing Socialists which left the margin smaller than ever. [...]

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Ireland health minister comes out as gay, is country’s first out government figure

Sunday, January 18, 2015
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The announcement by Leo Varadkar received widespread praise for its straightforward honesty. Analysts said his decision was likely to be viewed with hindsight as a landmark of social change in a country that, until 1993, outlawed homosexual acts. [...]

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