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  • 27th March 2014

    US: Florida lesbian couple challenge for right to divorce 1

    Judge Laurel M Lee is unsure how the court could grant a divorce when it can't recognise the marriage

    9:36 PM — A lesbian couple are attempting to be granted a divorce in Florida, despite the state not recognising same-sex marriage.

  • 20th August 2013

    The 41 Commonwealth Nations where being gay can land you in prison 15

    41 Commonwealth Nations criminalise homosexuality

    11:35 AM — The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the international body that was created out of what was formerly the British Empire. The Commonwealth states that its core values are "democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all." However, freedom, peace and the opportunity for all are clearly denied to LGBT people in 41 of the 54 countries that are member states.

  • 2nd August 2013

    US: Same-sex couples to be given equal immigration rights 9

    The policy means a foreign citizen married to a US citizen can more easily obtain a US entry visa.

    4:58 PM — The United States is set to begin giving visa applications from same-sex spouses the same preferential treatment granted to opposite-sex spouses.

  • 28th June 2013

    Lebanon: Human Rights Watch details anti-LGBT police brutality in new report 3

    According to the Human Rights Watch, Lebanese police officers did little to hide their disdain of LGBT people

    5:57 PM — A report issued by Human Rights Watch this week has revealed abuse, torture and ill-treatment of both trans and gay people by Lebanese internal xecurity forces, including physical violence, intimidation, humiliation, and forced confessions.

  • 11th April 2011

    Lesbian judge in Chile fights for new US anti-discrimination laws 10

    Karen Atala's children were taken away from her

    1:57 PM — A lesbian judge from Chile is calling for new anti-discrimination laws to be introduced across North and South America. Karen Atala, 47, lost custody of her three daughters in 2004 because of her sexual orientation. She won custody of her children in two hearings, but they were overturned by the Supreme Court in 2006.

  • 10th October 2005

    Schwarzenegger Rejects California Same-Sex Marriage Bill

    12:00 AM — As was expected, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California's same-sex marriage bill late Thursday afternoon. The action came came on a day in which he rejected 51 other bills as well.In explaining his decision, Schwarzenegger wrote that he believed gay couples were entitled to "full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against," but that he felt the bill would have reversed a 2000 ballot measure that declared only a marriage between a man and a woman is legal in California.

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