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Explained: In US top court, is it legal to fire someone for being gay?

The US Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of sex. The Supreme Court will now decide if "sex" can be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity choices.

Anger and anxiety in Taiwan as same-sex marriage vote nears

Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24 to decide whether same-sex unions should be written into law, raising uncertainty whether there will be full marriage equality on the island.

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Haiti Senate votes to ban gay marriage

Haiti's constitution established a secular republic but the country is marked by deep religious beliefs. "Although the state is secular, it is people of faith who are the majority," Latortue said, stressing the commonly held belief in Haiti that homosexuality is a Western practice only.

In Russia's Chechnya, homosexuality is taboo and gay men are routinely tortured

Homosexuality is a taboo in conservative Chechnya, and the gay community there was used to leading a double life -- marrying, having children and hiding their sexuality from even their closest family members.

Gay sex ban: All is not lost yet, SC order on Sec 377 gives us fresh hope

Amol Palekar welcomed the order and said that it shows the doors of the Supreme court have not ‘shut down’ yet. Having an open mind on the issue that has been pending for so long is definitely a welcome step, he told The Indian Express.

Women are more likely to trust gay friends for dating advice

The lack of ulterior motives in homosexual friends tend to increase trust levels in women, and they end up seeking more dating advice from their gay friends.

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At IIT-B, a different ‘freedom’ struggle tastes success

According to the current core team, to many, Saathi became a local word for 'gay' and the campus found a language to begin with.

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Attack in Jerusalem is a sobering reminder that in much of the world, including India, it’s not safe to be gay.

Mumbai: Mother's matrimonial ad seeking groom for son elicits keen response

The matrimonial ad that the mother had placed seeking a groom for her son, people have shown interest in the proposal include a few from abroad and cuts across religious divide.

What drives gay men to marriage and deception?

Why do homosexual men marry women and deceive them? That is a question Vedi’s suicide has thrown up.

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LGBT activists celebrate after SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT rights activist hug each other after Supreme Court referred the Section 377 curative petition to a five judge Constitution Bench for further examination.

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