Gutierrez wants same-sex partner rights in immigration reform bill

Hopes that foreign-born partners of gay and lesbian Americans could follow the same path to citizenship as heterosexual spouses got a boost Thursday when U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago said he would fight to include such a proposal in the campaign for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Malawi gay conviction is alarming precedent: UN

The UN human rights chief on Friday slammed the "blatantly discriminatory" jailing of a gay couple in Malawi, saying that it sets an alarming precedent for the treatment of homosexuals in the region.

"I am shocked and dismayed by the sentence and reports of the treatment of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga while in detention," said Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Conservative Portugal beats ‘liberal’ U.S. on gay rights

As Portugal's president welcomes the freedom to marry, Anna Clark takes stock of the United States' progress on the freedom to marry and other LGBT issues.

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Portugal becomes 6th European country to adopt the freedom to marry after president’s OK

Portugal's conservative president says he has decided to ratify a law honoring the freedom to marry in the predominantly Catholic country.

The head of state's decision to permit the enactment of a bill passed by Parliament in January makes Portugal the sixth European country allowing same-sex couples to wed.

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Denmark Parliament grants equal protections to adoptions by same-sex couples

The Danish parliament on Thursday passed legislation giving equal adoption protections to gay and lesbian couples in registered partnerships.

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Argentinian congress passes freedom to marry bill

With 125 votes in favor, 109 against, 6 abstentions and 16 absent lawmakers, the Argentinean House of Deputies approved a historic marriage equality bill on Wednesday.

Speaking live on CN5, Maria Rachid, Director of The Argentinian LGBT Federation (FALGBT), noted that it was the first time that the body of a legislative branch of a government had voted in favor of the freedom to marry in all of Latin America.

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Same-sex couples could be allowed to marry in U.K. under Tory election plans

The Conservatives have become the first of the three main political parties in Britain to set out an explicit commitment to considering allowing same-sex couples to marry, should they take power after Thursday’s general election.

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Australian LGBT rights activist: “Anything is possible”

Rodney Croome is an Australian human rights hero, with a new book out on May 3rd outlining the arguments for marriage equality.

He writes here for "The Gay Marriage Blog," to explain just how quickly a state or country can go from jail for gays to relationship recognition. If you are in Africa, Kansas, Poland or China, or anywhere without equality – this story is an inspiration.

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Immigration plan includes LGBT families

An outline of a comprehensive immigration reform package circulating on Capitol Hill includes a provision that would allow U.S. citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency.

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Do gay couples give up their U.S. citizenship?

American expatriates are having a more difficult time living and working abroad, a recent "New York Times" article found, causing a small but growing number of them to renounce their United States citizenship.

But there’s another group of Americans who could be adding to that tally: same-sex couples.

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