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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 ...

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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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N. Ireland bakery threatened with legal action over refusing gay rights cake

Thursday, November 6, 2014
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland that earlier this year refused to make a cake for a local gay rights organization’s event, has been ordered to apologize and pay compensation or face legal action. In July, Ashers Baking Co., in ...

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Openly gay Scottish MEP: Gay marriage supporters are ‘equality Nazis’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
David Coburn
David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP (UK Independent Party) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), who describes himself as "spectacularly homosexual" and a "great big screaming poof," said Thursday that marriage equality supporters are “equality Nazis” who are "rubbing people’s noses in ...

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Scotland’s marriage equality law to come into effect on New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Scotland
Same-sex couples in Scotland will be able to plan New Year's Eve weddings, the date the country's marriage equality law comes into effect. Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil said gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry beginning December ...

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Anglicans sign open letter urging Church of England’s gay bishops to come out

Saturday, October 4, 2014
church-of-england
LONDON -- More than 300 Anglican priests, parishioners and other Christians have signed an open “love letter” to bishops in the Church of England who are secretly gay urging them to “come out” about their sexual orientation. ...

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Photographer blinded by gasoline in alleged anti-gay hate crime

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tyler Maddick
SWANSEA, Wales -- A freelance photographer has been blinded in one eye following an alleged anti-gay hate crime late last week in which his attackers threw gasoline in his face. Tyler Maddick, 20, says he was targeted by three or ...

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Same-sex dancers decry proposed UK ballroom ‘ban’

Friday, July 11, 2014
Ballroom dancers
LONDON -- It takes two to tango - but does a same-sex couple qualify? Britain's governing body of ballroom dancing has stirred controversy by proposing to change the definition of a competing partnership to be "one man and one lady" ...

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