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First same-sex marriages just hours away in England and Wales

Friday, March 28, 2014
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LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, some had just days to plan the biggest moment of their lives. [...]

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Queen Elizabeth II gives royal approval to Scotland gay marriage law

Thursday, March 13, 2014
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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland's Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year. [...]

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A royal first: Queen Elizabeth II marks anniversary of LGBT group

Friday, March 7, 2014
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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday congratulated one of Britain’s oldest LGBT charity and advocacy groups, the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, in what royal watchers say is the first time 87-year-old Monarch has recognized an LGBT advocacy group in her 62 years on the British throne. [...]

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British Immigration office criticized over ‘degrading’ LGBT questionnaire

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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LONDON -- A confidential internal report by the British government, leaked to the British press last week, details a series of graphic questions posed to LGBT people seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom, including inquiries into a person's sexual activity. [...]

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English gay footballer slams FIFA on selecting Russia, Qatar for World Cups

Monday, February 10, 2014
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LONDON — A leading figure within the English Football Association says she won't go to the World Cups in Qatar and Russia because of their anti-gay laws. [...]

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WATCH: British TV documentary reports on brutal attacks on LGBT Russians

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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LONDON – Just days ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new documentary airing Wednesday on Britain's Channel 4 sheds new light on the violent, homophobic attacks on LGBT Russians. [...]

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Scottish Parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Scotland becomes the 17th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by an overwhelming majority. [...]

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Scotland poised to legalize same-sex marriage with final vote this week

Sunday, February 2, 2014
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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Scotland's could see its first same-sex marriages by July, as a bill to legalize marriage equality is expected to be passed overwhelmingly by Members of the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday. [...]

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British lawmakers defeat proposal to ban HIV+ immigrants from entering UK

Thursday, January 30, 2014
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LONDON -- An proposal by a group of conservative British lawmakers to ban HIV and Hepatitis B positive immigrants from entering the United Kingdom, was shot down Thursday in the House of Commons. [...]

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Leaders of Anglican Communion speak out against anti-LGBT violence, laws

Thursday, January 30, 2014
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The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, spiritual heads of the worldwide Anglican Communion, have called upon Church leaders and the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda to support and care for all people “regardless of sexual orientation.” [...]

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