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International China Gay Couple Holds Informal Marriage To Push For Union

A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony July 2 to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China.The union of Li Tingting and Teresa Xu came six days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to validate same-sex marriages in the United States, and four months after Li was detained in China for her women's rights activism. READ MORE.

German Parliament's Upper House Pushes For Gay Marriage

BERLIN (AP) - The German Parliament's upper house is calling on the government to embrace full-fledged marriage for gay couples, an attempt to step up pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party. READ MORE.

Over 100,000 At Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, Regions Biggest

JERUSALEM (AP) - Thousands of bare-chested muscular men, drag queens in heavy makeup and high heels, women in colorful balloon costumes and others partied at Tel Aviv's annual gay pride parade on Friday, the largest event of its kind in the region. READ MORE.

Gay-rights Activists Attempting Demonstration In Moscow Clash With Opponents, Police Detain 15

MOSCOW (AP) -- Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents. READ MORE.

Kazakhstan 'Gay Propaganda' Measure Deemed Unconstitutional

MOSCOW (AP) - A proposed law in Kazakhstan that would criminalize dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships has been struck down as unconstitutional. READ MORE.

Northern Ireland Bakery Owners To Appeal 'Gay Cake' Verdict

LONDON (AP) - The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination. READ MORE.

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