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12:34 | 29th June 2017

News: World

Thu 29 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

Latest Headlines

Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”


Illinois lawmaker engaged but can't wed in Illinois

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Illinois lawmaker Deborah Mell is sharing some bittersweet news with her colleagues.

The sweet is that she's engaged. The bitter is that Illinois doesn't recognize gay marriage. So she plans to get married in Iowa, which does.



Mell rose on the Illinois House floor Wednesday to announce her engagement and say she looks forward to the day when same-sex couples can marry in Illinois.

A 1996 law specifically defines marriage as applying only to a man and a woman. Illinois doesn't allow civil unions for same-sex couples, and recent efforts to begin offering civil unions have fallen short.

Mell's announcement was greeted with applause. Several lawmakers rose to congratulate the 41-year-old, who got engaged two weeks ago her girlfriend of six years.

Source: AP

 

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