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UN Condemns Ugandan Invoice to Criminalize Similar-Intercourse Relations  | Voice of America

GENEVA – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill banning same-sex relationships that seeks to violate human rights standards and undermine public health. The law, which the Ugandan Parliament passed last week but is not yet final, has been in development since 2015 Read More
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German Catholic church buildings to bless same-sex {couples} | Information | DW

Catholic churches in the southern German state of Bavaria are to hold services on Sunday to bless same-sex couples, local media reported. The decision of the Church of St. Benedict in Munich and three churches in Würzburg is made despite the Vatican teaching that the Catholic Church should not bless same-sex relationships. “It wasn’t that Read More
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Lawsuit from Indiana trainer over same-sex marriage is dismissed | Native

An Indiana court dismissed a gay teacher’s lawsuit who said he was fired from a Catholic high school because of his same-sex marriage. Joshua Payne-Elliott had been a world language and social studies teacher at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis since 2006, when he was fired in June 2019. He is married to Layton Payne-Elliott, Read More
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Residence of San Francisco’s 1st same-sex spouses now a landmark

SAN FRANCISCO – The hilltop cottage owned by a lesbian couple who became the first same-sex partner to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to give 651 Duncan St. the home of the late lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin. The house in Read More
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Some German parishes plan blessings for same-sex relationships

Catholic chaplains in parishes all over Germany are planning to invite people to “blessings for lovers” on and around May 10th. The “Love Wins” campaign was launched in Hamburg, reported the German Catholic news agency KNA. The campaign website says the goal is to celebrate “the diversity of people’s different life plans and love stories” Read More
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Biography reveals untold historical past of rich same-sex couple who lived as father and son

Biography reveals untold historical past of rich same-sex couple who lived as father and son

LAWRENCE – Robert Allerton, once dubbed “Chicago’s Richest Bachelor,” was a gay man who began a romance in 1922 with a student named John Gregg, 26 years his junior. To hide this risky relationship, they referred to each other as father and son. In 1960, after nearly four decades together, Allerton legally adopted Gregg. “They Read More
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This Day in RI Historical past: Could 2, 2013 – Identical-Intercourse marriage legalized in Rhode Island

On May 2, 2013, Governor Lincoln Chafee signed two bills legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. The signing came after months of debates in the Rhode Island legislature and a final vote of 56-15 votes in support of the bill in the RI House of Representatives. With public opinion at the time advocating same-sex marriage Read More
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Sexual Orientation Is Stopping Identical-Intercourse {Couples} Entry To IVF In England

“Sexual orientation should not be a factor in access to IVF,” said UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock in 2019. But almost two years later, same-sex couples in England are still being told by doctors that they qualify for IVF treatment would be NHS if only they were watching. Stacey, Danielle and their daughter Delivered In Read More
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Most Republicans legislators in Virginia nonetheless need to nullify same-sex marriages

The debate about same-sex marriages was dampened – and called into question – in 2015 with the landmark judgment of the Obergefell Supreme Court against Hodges. But even with the ratification of same-sex unions, which have been incorporated into national law, the discrimination against these unions remains anchored in the GOP platform – and in Read More
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The world is altering for same-sex mother and father – and this week I made historical past | Dad and mom and parenting

M.Your unborn child does not yet have a name, but it has already had its first trial. On Monday, my partner E and I made (minor) history when we became the first couple in New York to receive a prenatal directive under a new set of laws to protect same-sex families. Due to the pandemic, Read More
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