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Majority of Americans now support gay marriage: Survey

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 15:41

Support for gay marriage has surged in the United States in the decade since it first became legal in Massachusetts, with just over half of Americans now supporting the idea, according to a survey.

Uganda newspaper names 200 `homos` after anti-gay law signed

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 18:22

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the President called homosexuals `mercenaries` and signing one of the world`s toughest anti-gay laws.

Virginia gay-marriage ban unconstitutional: US judge

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:03

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that the state`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, on the heels of two similar rulings in other US states.

SC refuses plea to review gay sex ban; LGBTs to take fight forward

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 02:26

Activists of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community said they were not disappointed with the Supreme Court`s refusal to review its judgement on Section 377 as they had seen it coming.

Putin says gays at Olympics must `leave children alone`

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 22:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said gays need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games, but stood by a controversial ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

Gay couples are church`s new educational challenge: Pope

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 07:18

Pope Francis considers that the different realities in today`s society, like children living with gay couples, represent a new educational challenge for the Catholic Church, above all when preaching the gospel.

Rahul Gandhi focussed on welfare of homosexuals, not Muslims: Azam Khan

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 14:36

Attacking Rahul Gandhi, UP Minister Azam Khan has said that instead of effectively addressing the issue of Muslim backwardness, the Congress leader was focusing on the welfare of the homosexual community.

Judge strikes down Utah`s same-sex marriage ban

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 05:44

A US judge has struck down Utah`s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.

Baba Ramdev gets defamation notice for calling Congress workers `homosexuals`

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 08:59

MP Congress Committee`s General Secretary Pramod Kumar Dwivedi sent a defamation notice on Thursday to yoga guru Ramdev for his controversial remarks against fellow party workers on the issue of homosexuality.

New Mexico becomes 17th state to back gay marriage

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 05:35

New Mexico`s Supreme Court has backed same-sex marriage rights, making the southwestern US state the 17th to back gay weddings.

Arrest same-sex partners of US diplomats: Yashwant Sinha

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 09:52

After taking a slew of steps to reduce the privileges enjoyed by American diplomats in a retaliatory measure, reports suggested that the government can now mull action against gay US diplomats who bring along their same-sex partners.

Homosexuality is `imported disease`, says VHP

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 22:44

Terming as "historic" SC decision upholding legal provision against same sex relations, VHP said homosexuality was an "imported disease" which needed treatment.