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Interview with Liz Carmouche: first openly gay MMA fighter, one of the first two female fighters in the UFC, and an inspiration to all

Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.

Colombian high court rebukes top opponent of marriage equality

Colombia’s inspector general, Alejandro Ordóñez, has been waging a crusade to prevent same-sex couples from marrying under a 2011 ruling from the country’s Constitutional Court. On Friday, the court effectively told him to shut up and get out of the way.

BuzzFeed
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July 22, 2013
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Sikh Temples in England Advised to Beware of Same-Sex Unions

Fearing that future legal challenges will force them to perform same-sex marriages, Sikh temples in England have been advised by a special advisory board called Sikhs In England to halt all civil marriage ceremonies, effectively rendering Sikh marriages non-binding in the eyes of the law.

Jezebel
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July 22, 2013

Groundbreaking mathematician Alan Turing set to be pardoned for 'indecency' conviction

Alan Turing, the late British mathematician who helped break the Nazi Engima code during World War II and whose work laid the foundation for modern computers, looks set to be given a posthumous pardon by the UK government for an old "indecency" conviction. Turing, who was homosexual in an age and place where such orientation was criminalized, was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration.

The Verge
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July 22, 2013
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