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India Supreme Court to hear curative plea on law criminalizing gay sex

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Supreme Court of India in New Delhi.
NEW DELHI -- India's Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity.

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Senegal sentences gay men to 6 months in prison for having sex

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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DAKAR, Senegal -- A judge in Senegal sentenced two men to six months' jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges.

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India Supreme Court refuses to review verdict that criminalizes homosexuality

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
APGay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality.
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes homosexuality.

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Russian Orthodox Church official calls for re-criminalizing homosexuality

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Vsevolod Chaplin
MOSCOW -- An spokesperson for Russia's powerful Orthodox Church called on the Russian government Friday to reintroduce Soviet-era laws banning homosexuality.

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Democratic Republic of Congo to consider banning gay sex

| Sunday, December 15, 2013
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- A draft bill has been proposed to criminalize gay sex the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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India’s court ruling a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights

| Thursday, December 12, 2013
Altaf Qadri, APA gay rights activist holds up a placard during a protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling in New Delhi.
Wednesday’s Indian Supreme Court decision reversing a lower court and re-criminalizing same-sex sexual intimacy marks a dreadful new judicial low for international LGBT human rights. Even as we in the U.S. enjoy ever increasing visibility and protections for our community, life for many of our brothers and sisters in other countries is going from bad to intolerable. It is repellent that extremist religious opposition worldwide is such a corrosive impediment to basic human rights...

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India’s law minister: Government likely to review anti-gay sex law

| Thursday, December 12, 2013
Saurabh Das, APGay rights activists wave rainbow colored flags during a protest meeting after the top Indian court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in New Delhi, India.
NEW DELHI -- India's law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, and that the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.

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Uganda trial on published images of gay U.K. man having sex is postponed

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Bernard Randall
ENTEBBE, Uganda -- The trial in Uganda of a British man arrested after images of him having gay sex were published has been postponed until December.

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Montana governor signs bill to strike down obsolete sodomy law

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
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HELENA, Mont. — An obsolete law deeming gay sex as deviant — akin to bestiality — was stricken from Montana code Thursday, prompting gay rights activists to say they hope that full legal equality may be close at hand.

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Montana governor Steve Bullock to sign bill decriminalizing gay sex

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
Steve Bullock
HELENA, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock will sign into law a bill that decriminalizes gay sex 16 years after the Montana Supreme Court ruled the law criminalizing gay sex unconstitutional, and ten years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws nationwide.

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