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25 February 2006

  • 25th February 2006

    Paratroopers face court-martial over gay porn allegations

    The three soldiers who face courts-martial are: Richard T. Ashley, Wesley K. Mitten and Kagen B. Mullen

    12:00 AM — The American army has said that three paratroopers could be discharged from the service after they allegedly took part in sex acts published on a gay pornographic website.Three of the soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division face court-martial proceedings on charges of sodomy (which is still illegal in the American army), pandering and engaging in sexual acts for payment. The four other soldiers face non-judicial punishments.

  • France grants gay couples new parental rights

    The Cour de Cassation, decides how French law should be interpreted but does not hear actual trials

    12:00 AM — The highest court in France yesterday ruled that both members of a gay couple are entitled to exercise parental authority over a child, rather than just the biological parent.The Cour de Cassation, decides how French law should be interpreted but does not hear actual trials. The decision is likely to open the way for further debate in France over the rights of gay couples in terms of marriage and adoption, which remains illegal.

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