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Marriage Equality Fight Intensifies in Britain and France

A decade after the Netherlands legalized marriage for same-sex couples with a minimum of brouhaha, the issue has spurred a fierce and emotional debate in two other European countries, France and Britain.

The International Herald Tribune
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December 12, 2012
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Ricky Martin and Ban Ki Moon Promote LGBT Equality at the United Nations

Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.

Atlanta mayor announces support of marriage equality

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is saying he now supports gay marriage and that same-sex couples have a "fundamental right" to wed. Reed announced his view Tuesday as he signed a resolution passed by Atlanta's City Council showing support for same-sex marriage.

Associated Press
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December 11, 2012
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Hun Sen, Cambodia's Prime Minister, Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Bias

Cambodia's prime minister urged the Southeast Asian nation's people on Tuesday not to discriminate against their gay countrymen. Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at a ceremony to hand land titles to villagers in southern Cambodia.

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 11, 2012
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GLSEN Study Reveals Unique Challenges Faced By Rural LGBT Youth

Compared to suburban and urban LGBT students, those living in rural areas felt less safe at school, had less supportive administrators, had less supportive peers, and were less likely to have policies protecting sexual orientation and gender expression.

Think Progress LGBT
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December 11, 2012
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Britain outlines marriage equality plans

Britain outlined plans on Tuesday to allow gay marriage that have split Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and raised fears among religious groups they will be forced to hold same-sex weddings.

Reuters
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December 11, 2012
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