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Vietnam hosts first gay parade


August 5th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 100 demonstrators Sunday rode bicycles and motorcycles through Vietnam capital Hanoi in the first gay pride parade in the communist state.The activists drove across ... Read more...

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Milan recognises gay couples


July 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, July 28 (IANS/AKI) The northern Italian city of Milan will now recognise same-sex unions.After a debate of more than 11 hours, 29 city councillors backed a by-law recognising common ... Read more...

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Underwood upsets fans by supporting gay marriage


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Singer Carrie Underwood's fans are upset after she expressed support for gay marriage. But she says she usually likes staying away from controversies, and prefers concentrating ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin happy with family, return to Broadway


February 14th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Singer and actor Ricky Martin said he is happy with both his personal and professional life as he prepares to return to the Broadway stage ... Read more...

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Births continue to decline in Spain


January 19th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year ... Read more...

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US military chaplains free to perform same-sex marriages


October 1st, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) US military chaplains are authorised to perform same-sex marriages in jurisdictions that recognise such unions, the Pentagon said Friday.The new guidance took effect Sep 20, when ... Read more...

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Nepal hosts Asia’s first public lesbian wedding


June 20th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Three years after Nepal's Supreme Court recognised same-sex unions, the Himalayan republic Monday hosted Asia's first public lesbian wedding with the couple flying from the US ... Read more...

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Facebook praised for gay relationship status options


February 18th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 18 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has been praised by same-sex marriage advocates for providing relationship status options like "in a civil union" or "in a domestic partnership" ... Read more...

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Hawaii legislature okays same-sex unions


February 17th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Honolulu, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hawaii became the latest favorite state of gay and lesbian activists when the state’s legislature approved a bill that approves same sex unions.Same sex activists have been ... Read more...

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Luxury hotel for gay tourists to open in Mexico


December 29th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) A luxury hotel catering exclusively to the male gay tourist trade will open next month near an archaeological zone on Mexico's Riviera Maya, an official said."The hotel ... Read more...

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Why Ricky Martin won’t marry his partner?


December 16th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Gay singer Ricky Martin says he won't consider getting married until same-sex unions are legally recognised in his native Puerto Rico.The singer, who revealed about his sexuality earlier ... Read more...

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Gay couple in dilemma after Skype wedding is declared invalid


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): A gay couple, who tied the knot over the Internet to bypass state law, has been told their union is invalid because they were not present when the ... Read more...

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Portia de Rossi wants Oz politicians to back gay marriage


November 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Actress Portia de Rossi has said that she's disappointed in Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for failing to tackle the issue of same-sex marriage.The Ally MCBeal star admitted ... Read more...

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53pc Aussies support same-sex marriage


November 15th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 15 (ANI): A poll has revealed that majority of Australians support same-sex marriage.53 per cent of people said they see no reason why same sex unions should not be legal, ... Read more...

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US court puts debate on same-sex marriage on hold again


August 17th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has added another twist in the saga of gay marriages, on Monday by granting a stay order in the Proposition 8 ... Read more...

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Mexican Supreme Court upholds gay marriages


August 12th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriages performed here are valid across Mexico, upholding an earlier high court order and rejecting a challenge brought by ... Read more...

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Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle Vetoes Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill


July 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Honolulu, July 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hawaii's republican Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a civil union bill on Tuesday that would have given gay, lesbian couples that same rights that are entitled ... Read more...

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Gays may ‘marry’ in traditional way in Britain


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Homosexual couples in Britain could be allowed to "marry" in traditional religious ceremonies, a minister has said. Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, said Friday the government was considering ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus was bombarded with hate mail after gay marriage comments


March 19th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): Miley Cyrus has revealed that she had to delete her Twitter account after she was bombarded with hate mail over her comments supporting gay marriage.The Hannah Montana ... Read more...

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NJ Gay Marriage Bill To Come Under The Scanner Of Senate


December 8th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.08 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is good news in store for the lesbian and gay population of New Jersey. A bill that legalizes same sex marriage got the approval of the ... Read more...

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Elton John can’t adopt child, says Ukraine minister


September 15th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): Sir Elton John cannot adopt the 14-month-old Ukranian boy he wishes to adopt, the Family, Youth and Sports Minister of Ukraine has said.Yuriy Pavlenko has mentioned that the ... Read more...

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Ex Miss California Prejean, pageant officials had issues before controversy


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): Former Miss California Carrie Prejean had issues with pageant officials prior to the controversy surrounding her contest answer, it has emerged.The 22-year-old recently slapped the state organization with ... Read more...

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Gay rumors: Pitt mocks Clooney


August 13th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 13 (IBNS) Brad Pitt takes a sly dig at the sexuality of hi close friend George Clooney, saying he won't marry Angelina Jolie until his Ocean's Thirteen co-star can legally ... Read more...

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California Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriage - upholds Prop 8


May 27th, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The California Supreme Court has uphold last November's Proposition 8 result, siding with the majority of Californians and dashing the hopes of gay couples throughout the state by banning same-sex marriage.However, ... Read more...

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California gays wait on marriage annulment news from Supreme Court


May 26th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Tens of thousands of gay couples throughout California are anxiously awaiting a decision today by the California Supreme Court in a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn November's Proposition 8 which could ... Read more...

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Silverstone joins Hollywood celebs to spoof traditional views on marriage


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): American actress Alicia Silverstone and a number of other Hollywood celebs have joined hands in making a spoof about traditional views on marriage.Other stars who have joined Silverstone, ... Read more...

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Charlize Theron calls gay marriage ban ‘a form of apartheid’


April 15th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): South Africa-born Charlize Theron thinks US ban on gay marriage is another "form of apartheid".The Oscar-winning actress revealed that she was "bothered" that her adopted country failed to ... Read more...

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Portia De Rossi apologises for marrying DeGeneres in video spoof


March 24th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Aussie actress Portia De Rossi has issued an apology for marrying comedienne Ellen DeGeneres in a video spoof that is taking aim at supporters of the same-sex ... Read more...

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Penn hopes ‘Milk’ will change US law against homosexuals


March 1st, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 1 (IANS) Hollywood star Sean Penn hopes his Oscar-winning performance in "Milk" will help change laws banning same-sex marriages in America. The star won an Academy Award for his ... Read more...

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Gays aren’t criminals, but shouldn’t have marriage rights: Vatican


December 12th, 2008 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 12 (DPA) The Vatican's chief spokesman said Thursday that the Roman Catholic Church believes homosexuality must not be considered a crime, but added that initiatives aimed at "putting all ... Read more...

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Samantha Ronson upset at same-sex marriage ban in US


November 7th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Hollywood singer-actress Lindsay Lohan's DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson has expressed her shock at the passing of a ban on same-sex marriage in California - calling the move “frightening ... Read more...

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Ellen DeGeneres urges Californians to vote for gay marriage


October 20th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has bought 100,000 dollars worth of TV airtime in a bid to urge Californians to vote in favour of gay marriage. ... Read more...

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Western churches liberal agenda is a ”new form of colonisation”, say critics


August 2nd, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.2 (ANI): Anglican leaders from Africa say the actions of American and Canadian churches in electing an openly gay bishop and blessing same-sex unions suggests the promotion of a "new ... Read more...

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Michael congratulates lawmakers for legalising gay marriage


June 19th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Pop star George Michael has congratulated the lawmakers in California for legalising gay marriage. Michael is openly gay and he performed in California the day same-sex unions were ... Read more...

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South Asians, Blacks main target of hate crimes in Canada


June 10th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 10 (IANS) South Asians, Blacks and homosexuals are the main victims of racially motivated hate crimes in Canada, according to a study by Statistics Canada. The study, `Hate Crime in ... Read more...

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