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Lawmaker blames Spain’s trillion dollar debt on ‘subsidies to homosexuals’

| Friday, August 22, 2014
Luz Elena Sanín
A Spanish lawmaker is facing calls to resign after blaming Spain's $1 trillion deficit on "subsidies offered to homosexuals" by the previous socialist government. The Local reports that Popular Party senator Luz Elena Sanín told journalists that Spain’s ruling conservative party had increased its public spending due to “the debts” caused by “subsidies for...

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EU court: Homosexuality can be grounds for asylum

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
BRUSSELS -- Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation bloc's top court ruled Thursday.

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Serbia government faces criticism over gay pride ban

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
BELGRADE, Serbia — European Union officials have criticized the Serbian government's decision to ban a gay pride march for the third consecutive year because of threats from right-wing groups.

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Amnesty report slams European Union for failing to combat anti-LGBT violence

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Amnesty InternationalHuman rights advocates at an Amnesty International demonstration.
LONDON -- The European Union (EU) and its member-states are failing to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and fail to protect all individuals from discrimination, harassment and violence, Amnesty International said in a report published Wednesday.

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Amsterdam floods pink for annual Gay Pride festival

| Saturday, August 3, 2013
AMSTERDAM — Rainbow flags are flying from scores of Amsterdam buildings as tens of thousands of festival-goers, many dressed in pink or wearing studded leather, party it up at one of the city's biggest events: the annual Gay Pride celebration.

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Transgender woman killed in Istanbul, fourth trans victim in Turkey this year

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A transgender woman who worked as florist has been found dead in her Istanbul apartment, the fourth transgender person to be murdered in the country in the past seven months.

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EU survey reveals many LGBT people throughout Europe still live in fear

| Friday, May 17, 2013
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Across Europe, gay couples are scared of publicly engaging in even the most basic expression of their affection: Holding hands.

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Marriage equality moves forward in Washington, New Jersey

| Monday, February 13, 2012
Marriage equality took center stage again on Monday, with progress on both coasts -- in Washington out west, and in the east, New Jersey.

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Civil Unions and beyond in 2012

| Monday, January 2, 2012
Welcome to 2012! We got a lot of work to do this year, so let's roll up our sleeves and get to work. The new year marks new civil union laws in Delaware, Hawaii, and California. Psychologists in North Carolina lash out at anti-gay prejudice, LGBTs can marry in Cancun -- probably -- and something fishy's going on with civil unions in the European Union.

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European Parliament renews call for anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people

| Wednesday, October 26, 2011
STRASBOURG, France -- The European Parliament has formally called on countries in the European Union to find an agreement on the draft legislation -- proposed more than three years ago -- to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation across the EU.

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