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#Gay Rights

From TheJournal.ie US Boy Scouts maintain ban on gay members and leaders Scouts

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Budapest’s Pride parade passes without incident Pride

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Church of England objects to government's gay marriage plan Gay Marriage

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.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow police detain 40 during push for gay pride parade Gay Pride

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.

From The42 Manny Pacquiao denounces anti-gay allegations Clarification

Manny Pacquiao denounces anti-gay allegations

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

From TheJournal.ie Bristol Palin slams Obama for listening to daughters on gay marriage US

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Romney denies deliberately bullying gay schoolmates Bullying

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.

From TheJournal.ie FG members vote to prioritise same-sex marriage in convention Fine Gael

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.

From TheJournal.ie New Hampshire quashes attempt to ban gay marriage Gay Marriage

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.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial anti-gay bill reintroduced to Ugandan parliament Uganda

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.

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Homophobic bullying is taking young lives, yet it’s treated as harmless Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie US could make gay rights a condition of foreign aid Human Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Irish govt criticises Russia's 'gay propaganda' law LGBT

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Nigeria Senate votes to ban gay marriage Nigeria

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Eamon Delaney’s attack on gay people is full of all the oldest tricks Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries Aid

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Gay pride parade banned in Belgrade, 6 extremists detained Belgrade This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why should our love be valued less than anyone else’s? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cork bar 'meant no offence whatsoever' in asking gay couple to leave LGBT

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cork bar accused of kicking gay couple out for kissing Cork

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba transgender wedding shows shifting attitudes Cuba

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

From TheJournal.ie "You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages US This post contains images

"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’.

From TheJournal.ie Banning the ban: US must let gay people serve in military, says court DADT

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fourteen gay rights activists arrested in Russia Gay Rights

Fourteen gay rights activists arrested in Russia

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

From TheJournal.ie UN backs gay rights for the first time ever Gay Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie US bishop authorises official church blessings for same-sex couples Gay Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Football is failing its gay and lesbian fans - as well as players Opinion

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 TeaAndToast.ie’s Mick Reynolds.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow authorities ban gay pride parade over 'public disorder' risk Moscow

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.

From TheJournal.ie US lawmakers attempt to block openly gay military service Don't Ask Don't Tell

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.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda delays anti-gay bill amid international outcry Uganda

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.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex 'kiss in' protest underway outside London pub Kiss In

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nice day for a... civil partnership Civil Partnership This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ugandan gay rights activist killed after name published in tabloid hitlist Gay Rights

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Ahern signs order to enable civil partnerships Civil Partnerships

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.

From TheJournal.ie US votes for nuclear arms treaty with Russia US

US votes for nuclear arms treaty with Russia

Good day at the office for Obama as Senate approves his Russian treaty on the same day he signs the Repeal Act allowing gay men and women to openly serve in military.

From TheJournal.ie FIFA president's "joke" to gay fans: avoid sex in Qatar Qatar 2022 This post contains videos

FIFA president's "joke" to gay fans: avoid sex in Qatar

Sepp Blatter says fans should refrain from sexual activity – but that Qatar’s anti-gay laws will not impact on the World Cup.