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British consulates to allow same-sex marriages in Russia, 22 other countries

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
Whitehall, London
Same-sex marriages can take place in the British consulates of more than 20 countries where the ceremonies are currently not legal, including in Russia, Azerbaijan, Serbia and Hungary. Britain’s Foreign Office has opened the doors of its missions to British nationals and their partners who wish to wed but are [...]

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Britain’s married, same-sex couples get right to combine coats of arms

Sunday, May 11, 2014
The College of Arms in the City of London, which has overseen noble titles and insignia since the 15th century, has ruled that same-sex married couples may join their heraldic symbols in the same way as heterosexual following the legalization of same-sex marriage in March.
LONDON -- Britain's gay couples have taken a step forward — into the Middle Ages. Like blue-blooded families down the centuries, they can now have their own coats of arms. [...]

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Northern Ireland again rejects efforts to legalize same-sex marriage

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast Source
BELFAST -- The Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday rejected a motion to join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalizing same-sex marriage. [...]

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UK study: Effects of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Monday, April 21, 2014
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Children who are bullied — and especially those who are frequently bullied — continue to be at risk for a wide range of poor social, health, and economic outcomes nearly four decades after being victimized, according to new research by King’s College London. [...]

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British court finds soccer player guilty of anti-gay gesture

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Colin Kazim-Richards
BRIGHTON, England -- A British court has found Turkish forward Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn. [...]

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Elton John, David Furnish to exchange vows again to celebrate UK gay marriage

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Matt Sayles, APElton John and David Furnish
LONDON -- Elton John and David Furnish say they plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. [...]

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At midnight hour, first same-sex weddings take place in United Kingdom

Friday, March 28, 2014
Matt Dunham, APSean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other as they are announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday, March 29, 2014.
LONDON -- Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. [...]

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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
Queen Elizabeth II
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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