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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni: Don't kill gay people

Uganda's president has said gay people should not be killed or persecuted, as MPs continue to consider a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In his first public comments on the bill for some time, President Yoweri Museveni also said that homosexuality should not be promoted.

BBC News
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December 17, 2012
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Dana Milbank: Scalia blocks the aisle against marriage equality

Dana Milbank: "The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will take up gay marriage is more than a chance for the justices to recognize the emerging national consensus in support of gay rights. It is a chance for them to overrule the medieval views of Antonin Scalia."

The Statesman Journal
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December 17, 2012
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Tens of thousands rally in France to back marriage equality

Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France on Sunday to show support for the government's plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption. Organisers said 150,000 people gathered in Paris at the Place de la Bastille for the "demonstration for equality".

Agence France-Presse
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December 17, 2012
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Cameroon upholds 3-year sentence for gay conduct

A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct last year for sending a text message to another man saying: "I'm very much in love with you."

Associated Press
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December 17, 2012
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Teens Arrested for Killing Gay College Student in Brazil

Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 9 murder of a gay college student in Brazil, according to Campo Grande News and Gay Star News, which translated the Spanish language report into English.

The Advocate
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December 14, 2012
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Washington Blade: Defense budget may include anti-gay provision

Some House Republicans are pushing for inclusion of a “conscience protection” clause in the final version of Pentagon budget legislation that could enable discrimination against gay service members, according to LGBT advocates familiar with conference committee negotiations.

The Washington Blade
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December 14, 2012
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