Hundreds of gay couples sign up for expanded health insurance coverage in Costa Rica
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Health
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Hundreds of gay couples sign up for expanded health insurance coverage in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - November 10, 2015

Hundreds of same-sex couples have successfully applied to insure their partners after the Costa Rican Social Security System board of directors voted to expand health care benefits, a policy that went…

Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland
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Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

AFP - October 29, 2015

DUBLIN, Ireland – Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland on Thursday, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first…

Chile promotes civil union law for gay couples
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Chile
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Chile promotes civil union law for gay couples

AFP - October 20, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile  -- The Chilean government launched a campaign Tuesday to promote a new civil union law that will go into effect Thursday and apply to both heterosexual…

Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech
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Business
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Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech

Jean-Louis DE LA VAISSIERE and Jennie MATTHEW | AFP - September 25, 2015

Pope Francis on Friday made an emotional visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York to lead prayers for peace after calling for a more humane global…

Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes
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Crime
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Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes

AFP - August 25, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Gay rights activists in Panama on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers that would make hate crimes against gays, lesbians and transsexuals illegal -- and…

Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill
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Latin America
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Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2015

Casa Presidencial presented a bill Wednesday to legalize same-sex common-law marriages in Costa Rica. Supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights celebrated the announcement, even though…

Costa Rica archbishop uses annual Catholic pilgrimage to promote church’s anti-gay, anti-IVF agenda
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Gay rights
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Costa Rica archbishop uses annual Catholic pilgrimage to promote church’s anti-gay, anti-IVF agenda

AFP - August 2, 2015

In a reminder that Costa Rica’s Catholic Church is still woefully stuck in the past, one of its highest leaders on Sunday used the annual pilgrimage to…

Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel
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Crime
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Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

Mike Smith | AFP - August 2, 2015

JERUSALEM – A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure…

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Gay Pride marchers stabbed in Jerusalem

AFP - July 30, 2015

https://twitter.com/Jerusalem_Post/status/626787224042864640 JERUSALEM – An assailant stabbed six people taking part in a Gay Pride march in central Jerusalem Thursday, seriously wounding two of them, Israeli police and health…

Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West
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Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West

Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post - July 26, 2015

RIGA, Latvia — The first time this tiny Baltic nation held a gay pride march, the miniscule crowd was pelted with rotten eggs and bottles under the…