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  • 21st November 2011

    Malta’s ruling party signals recognition for gay couples 12

    Malta offers protection against discrimination for gays in the workplace

    4:10 PM — Some form of recognition for Maltese gay couples has now been promoted by both parties sitting in the country's Parliament.

  • 19th October 2011

    Former Botswana president calls for legalisation of homosexuality 30

    Homosexuality remains illegal in Botswana

    4:53 PM — Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, has said that homosexuality should be decriminalised to help tackle HIV rates. Speaking to the BBC's Africa Network, Mr Mogae said that while he does not "understand" homosexuality, gays and lesbians should not be arrested.

  • 23rd September 2011

    Gay civil partners ‘less likely to split up than straight married couples’ 41

    Civil partners are less likely to split up (Photo: Ludovic Bertron)

    10:32 AM — Civil partners are less likely to divorce than straight married people, new figures suggest. Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that after five years, 5.5 per cent of marriages had ended in divorce and 2.5 per cent of civil partnerships had been dissolved.

  • 26th November 2010

    Apple removes ‘anti-gay’ iPhone app 30

    The app appears to have been removed

    3:45 PM — Apple has apparently removed an app from its iTunes store which rails against gay marriage and LGBT rights. The app, created by a Christian group, disappeared from the online store after media attention, first reported on PinkNews.co.uk.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Isle of Man to consider civil partnerships for gay couples 8

    The Isle of Man will debate civil partnerships legislation

    5:52 PM — The Isle of Man's House of Keys will debate whether to introduce civil partnerships for gay couples on the island. The Civil Partnerships Bill will have its first reading tomorrow and, if passed into law, will give gay and lesbian couples the same rights afforded to straight married couples.

  • 28th September 2009

    Equal adoption rights for Scottish gay couples begin today 4

    Gay couples will be able to adopt from today in Scotland

    10:33 AM — From today, gay and unmarried couples in Scotland will now have the same adoption rights as straight married couples. This brings Scotland into line with England and Wales.

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