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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 four men in a car as he walked home in Swansea on Sept. 11, reports the BBC.

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

Saturday, March 29, 2014
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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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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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United Kingdom to hold first same-sex weddings on March 29

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sonewall UKDemonstrators outside the British Parliament celebrate after the House of Lords backs same-sex marriage.
LONDON -- Save the date: The British government announced Tuesday that the country's first same-sex weddings can be held on Saturday, March 29.

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British health minister calls reparative therapy ‘abhorrent,’ but rules out ban

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Norman Lamb
LONDON -- Britain's Minister of State for Care and Support, (Health) Norman Lamb, told an audience during a special debate in Westminster Hall Wednesday that practitioners trying to convert gay patients to heterosexuality is "wholly abhorrent."

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