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Same-Sex Marriage Approved by Finland

Posted on 04 December 2014

HELSINKI, FI–The Finnish parliament has narrowly approved a citizen’s initiative to legalise same-sex marriage, according to Reuters News Service. Gay couples in Finland have been able to enter into registered partnerships since 2002, but until now the country was the only in the Nordic region not to allow same-sex marriage. Finland is now the 12th […]

Obama AIDS Day Call for Action

Posted on 01 December 2014

WASHINGTON, DC–In a statement on World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama has called for even more action against the disease. In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three decades ago, when we knew only the devastation HIV inflicted, those living […]

British Education Department’s Gay Rights Tweet Causes Controversy

Posted on 07 November 2014

LONDON, GB—British schools must now teach children to be tolerant of gay relationships and transgender people. Schools that fail to follow the rules on “actively promoting” British values of tolerance will be judged inadequate by inspectors and face closure. While no one is against the new curriculum, an Education Department tweet has rankled some members […]


Catholic Church in Scotland Faces Allegations of Gay Assault Cover-Up

Posted on 05 November 2014

CBLANTYRE, ST — The Catholic Church is denying allegations by parishioners that it is shutting their local Church in Scotland in an attempt to cover up claims of gay sexual assault, according to Kaleido Scot. First, Father Matthew Despard was suspended last year after publishing allegations of gay bullying within the Church in the wake […]


Egyptian Gays Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Posted on 03 November 2014

CAIRO, EG–A court in Cairo sentenced eight men to three years in prison today, over charges of “debauchery” stemming from an online video that showed the men celebrating what appeared to be a same-sex wedding in August, according to reports on National Public Radio (NPR). The case stems from a short video of a party […]


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