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Convicted murderers to marry in UK’s first same-sex prison wedding

Friday, February 20, 2015
Marc Goodwin (left) and Mikhail Gallatinov
Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover, are set to make history in being the UK’s first same-sex prison wedding. [...]

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Cumberbatch, Fry urge UK to pardon gays convicted under ‘gross indecency’ law

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. [...]

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British actor, comedian Stephen Fry marries partner

Monday, January 19, 2015
Stephen Fry and  Elliott G. Spencer
The 57-year-old Fry sent a tweet to his 8 million followers on Saturday, announcing that he had tied the knot with 27-year-old Elliott G. Spencer. [...]

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Same-sex couple kicked out of Uber taxi in London for kissing

Monday, January 5, 2015
Corey Watts and Jordan Sloan
An Uber spokesperson said the company does not tolerate any form of discrimination and that the driver "has been suspended from the Uber platform.” [...]

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Queen Elizabeth bestows honors to anti-gay politician, five LGBT rights advocates

Friday, January 2, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II, in her annual honor roll of Britons who have made a contribution to the United Kingdom, has bestowed honors on a politician who blamed gay people for Hurricane Katrina, as well as several LGBT rights advocates. [...]

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Dominican government won’t recognize same-sex marriage performed at Embassy

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The statement comes two days after the British embassy tweeted that a Dominican man and his British partner had exchanged vows in its Santo Domingo offices. [...]

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First same-sex marriage in Dominican Republic performed at British Embassy

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Dominican Republic
Same-sex marriage is banned in the Dominican Republic, but a British national married his partner in the first ceremony of its kind performed at the British embassy in the conservative Caribbean country. [...]

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First same-sex couples marry in Scotland as new marriage law takes effect

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster.
Scotland’s first same-sex marriages can officially begin Tuesday as couples in Scottish civil partnerships can convert their union to marriage. [...]

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UK man jailed for 6 years for false claims that he was raped by four gay men

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Mark Wixey
A UK man who falsely claimed he was raped by four gay men he met on dating websites has been jailed for six years. Mark Wixey, 43, of Herefordshire, West Midlands, met three of the men on Gaydar and another on Plenty of Fish. [...]

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UK politician: Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their ‘short, miserable lives’

Friday, November 28, 2014
Lord Christopher Monckton
LONDON -- The former leader of the right-wing UK Independent Party and one-time advisor to Margaret Thatcher, has declared that gay men have up to 20,000 sexual partners in their "short, miserable lives" before dying young of AIDS-related illnesses. [...]

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