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#Gay Rights

# gay-rights - Thursday 2 August, 2012

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Video: Coming out, being seen, making history – the Gaze Film Festival

The festival’s promotional video shows the history of debate over LGBT rights in Ireland through the years.

# gay-rights - Monday 23 July, 2012

Anti-gay bill sparks outcry in Ukraine

A group of lawmakers wish to ban gay pride parades along with TV shows and films sympathetically portraying gay people – such as “Brokeback Mountain”.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

US Boy Scouts maintain ban on gay members and leaders

The Boy Scouts of America have cited the support of the ‘vast majority of parents of the youth we serve’.

# gay-rights - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Budapest’s Pride parade passes without incident

A strong police presence accompanied the parade, with side streets along the parade route closed to traffic to prevent any clashes.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 Cassano under fire from activists over gay comments Controversy

Cassano under fire from activists over gay comments

The striker was responding to claims that there are two homosexuals and two metrosexuals in the Italy squad.

Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan

The Church says that it could be forced to stop conducting weddings on behalf of the state if gay marriage is legalised.

# gay-rights - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade

Activists tried to hold two demonstrations in Moscow to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade, but they were blocked first by Orthodox Christian opponents and then by police.

# gay-rights - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Manny Pacquiao denounces anti-gay allegations

“With great power comes great responsibility, so that’s my responsibility, to handle everything,” Pacquiao said.

# gay-rights - Friday 11 May, 2012

Bristol Palin slams Obama for listening to daughters on gay marriage

Sarah Palin’s daughter says US president took advice from teens who watched “one too many episodes of Glee”.

# gay-rights - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates

The Republican presidential candidate apologised after reports he led a group who cut off a gay classmate’s long hair.

# gay-rights - Saturday 31 March, 2012

FG members vote to prioritise same-sex marriage in convention

The result of the vote means that all of Ireland’s major political parties are in favour of considering a referendum.

# gay-rights - Thursday 22 March, 2012

New Hampshire quashes attempt to ban gay marriage

A large Republican majority in the state House of Representatives is not enough to overturn laws allowing full gay marriage.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Controversial anti-gay bill reintroduced to Ugandan parliament

The bill’s progress slowed after international outcry over the bill which carries severe penalties for homosexual acts.

# gay-rights - Thursday 29 December, 2011

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Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless

Most adults in Ireland can now be openly gay, writes Michael Barron – but the reality for young people is very different.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid

“Gay rights are human rights,” says Hillary Clinton, announcing that the US will use diplomatic tools to promote LGBT rights.

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# gay-rights - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Irish govt criticises Russia's 'gay propaganda' law

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that legislation discrimination against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people “are not acceptable”.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Nigeria Senate votes to ban gay marriage

People found to be breaking the law will face prison sentences of up to 14 years under the new bill, which has been sent to the country’s president for approval.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks

Journalist Eamon Delaney may claim to stand for equality – but his assertions are nothing but the usual homophobic bullying, writes GCN editor Brian Finnegan.

# gay-rights - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he want to see countries which receive aid “adhering to proper human rights”.

# gay-rights - Sunday 2 October, 2011

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Gay pride parade banned in Belgrade, 6 extremists detained

Violence at last year’s gay pride event in Belgrade led authorities to block this year’s parade. There were arrests at a gathering of a far-right group.

# gay-rights - Monday 29 August, 2011

Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s?

Most people think same-sex couples should have full marriage equality – so what’s taking so long, asks Kirsten Fjoser.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Cork bar 'meant no offence whatsoever' in asking gay couple to leave

The Old Oak bar, and the gay couple asked to leave it after kissing there on Friday, issue a joint statement after meeting today.

Cork bar accused of kicking gay couple out for kissing

A bouncer at the Old Oak Bar in Cork reportedly asked a gay couple to leave after they kissed during a night out.

# gay-rights - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes

A gay man and a transgender woman have tied the knot in Cuba in a first-of-its kind wedding for the country.

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Poll: Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?

Demonstrators in Dublin are today seeking to lift the ban on same-sex marriage. What do you think about the issue?

# gay-rights - Monday 25 July, 2011

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"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages

One couple wore matching kilts; another wore sparkly crowns as New York becomes sixth and largest US state to make same-sex unions ‘official’.

# gay-rights - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Banning the ban: US must let gay people serve in military, says court

A panel of judges has ruled the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ ban on open homosexuality must end immediately.

# gay-rights - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Fourteen gay rights activists arrested in Russia

Protesters were attacked at an unauthorised rally in St. Petersburg.

# gay-rights - Friday 17 June, 2011

UN backs gay rights for the first time ever

The top UN human rights body has issued a declaration denouncing discrimination or violence against people based on their sexual orientation.

# gay-rights - Thursday 9 June, 2011

US bishop authorises official church blessings for same-sex couples

California bishop Chester Talton said committed gay relationships are a “sacred union” and they will be officially recognised by the church from Sunday.

# gay-rights - Friday 27 May, 2011

Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players

Football associations have put the boot into racism. Now it’s time to tackle the rampant homophobia as well, writes’s Mick Reynolds.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Moscow authorities ban gay pride parade over 'public disorder' risk

Moscow City Hall tells organisers it is “justified” in blocking plans for a parade that had been set for May 28.

# gay-rights - Thursday 12 May, 2011

US lawmakers attempt to block openly gay military service

Amendments to a defence bill aim to maintain the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, which bans openly gay military service. The recognition of same-sex unions in the military is also under attack.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Uganda delays anti-gay bill amid international outcry

A bill that would propose the death penalty for some gays is shelved – but could be set for discussion again on Friday.

# gay-rights - Friday 15 April, 2011

Same-sex 'kiss in' protest underway outside London pub

Demonstration organised in response to gay couple’s claims that staff at the John Snow pub asked them to leave the premises because they were kissing.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

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Nice day for a... civil partnership

Couples’ joy evident at ceremonies in Dublin today – although they note that they have had to wait “a little too long” for recognition.

# gay-rights - Thursday 27 January, 2011

Ugandan gay rights activist killed after name published in tabloid hitlist

David Kato had successfully sued the local newspaper which published his name, address and photograph beside a headline which read: ‘Hang Them’.

# gay-rights - Thursday 23 December, 2010

Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships

The Commencement Order is signed to bring the Civil Partnership Act into law as of January 1 next year.