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U.S. Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender woman

Monday, December 15, 2014
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Prosecutors say there is "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude in a Philippines motel room in October. [...]

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Marine suspected of trans woman’s murder transferred to Philippine custody

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton had been detained on board the [...]

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Marine accused in murder of transgender Filipino tests U.S.-Philippine ties

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Jennifer Laude murder
OLONGAPO, Philippines -- Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect [...]

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Philippine police accuse U.S. Marine in transgender murder case

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Protesters shout slogans during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino Jennifer Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines a Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.
MANILA, Philippines -- A police inspector says a complaint for murder has been filed in the Philippines accusing a U.S. Marine of killing a transgender Filipino in a motel room. Police Chief Inspector Gil Domingo said Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was the last person seen with the victim late [...]

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Protesters demand Philippine custody of Marine suspected in alleged hate crime

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Protesters burn a mock U.S. flag during a rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to protest the killing of a Filipino transgender with the possible involvement of a U.S. serviceman Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines the Marine implicated in the killing of Jennifer Laude whom the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.
MANILA, Philippines -- Dozens of activists burned a mock U.S. flag as they protested at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. Jeffrey Laude, [...]

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IDAHOT celebrated around the world: Images from the Philippines

Sunday, May 18, 2014
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MANILA, Philippines -- Members of Philippines' LGBT community on Saturday celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia, the largest anti-discrimination solidarity action in the world with activities taking place in 120 countries. [...]

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U.S. Embassy in Manila issues its first visas to same-sex couples

Friday, December 6, 2013
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MANILA, Luzon -- The United States Embassy in the Philippines has issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple. [...]

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Philippines Archbishop says gays must not make themselves ‘laughing stocks’

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz
MANILA, Philippines -- One of the Philippines most prominent clergymen, Archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz, said that gay people should always keep their dignity high by avoiding actions that would make them “laughing stocks." [...]

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