Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa recently drew international headlines when he criticized his country's Catholic Church for its stance on civil unions. Vargas Llosa described the church as "crassly ignorant" for saying that homosexuality was against the natural order and said passing civil unions would make Peru a more "decent" country. A libertarian and internationally read author, Vargas Llosa has spoken before in support of marriage equality.
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After Laverne Cox's mother Gloria surprised her at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, Gloria joined Laverne backstage to speak with Access Hollywood about loving her transgender daughter and what she would tell the parents of LGBT children.