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Russia delays debate on anti-gay 'propaganda' law

Russia’s State Duma has postponed the first reading of a bill designed to fine people who ‘promote homosexuality’ to children. The Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, was due to debate the law tomorrow (19 December).

Gay Star News
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December 19, 2012
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Workplace Protections For LGBT Workers Remain Stalled

In 1996 — the year the United States Senate passed the Defense of Marriage Act — the body also came within one vote of passing a bill to outlaw discrimination against gays and lesbians.

BuzzFeed Politics
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December 19, 2012
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Mikhail Sebastian, Gay Armenian Man, Is Stateless In American Samoa

An ethnic Armenian gay man has been living what has been described as the real-life version of "The Terminal" in American Samoa. As CNN reports, Mikhail Sebastian is an ethnic Armenian who fled Azerbaijan when the Soviet bloc began to crumble in the 1990s.

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 19, 2012
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Texting while gay is a crime — in Cameroon

As gay men and lesbians in the United States fret over whether the Supreme Court will affirm the humanity and dignity of same-sex couples by granting them the right to marry, Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé frets for his life.

Post Partisan (The Washington Post)
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December 19, 2012
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Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill Back in Limbo

The members of Uganda’s parliament are on vacation now, and won’t be coming back to work until February. It might not be much, given the threat hanging over them, but during those two months, L.G.B.T. Ugandans can rest a little easier.

The New Yorker
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December 19, 2012
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