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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.

Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.

Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”

Rebellion In Sight for Ex-President for U-Turn on Gay Marriage

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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been roundly criticised by his supporters for saying he will revoke gay marriage laws if re-elected in 2017.

Friends and foes alike have turned on Mr Sarkozy, who will bid next week for the leadership of his conservative UMP party.

Faced with a hostile 3,000-strong audience last weekend at a meeting of an anti-gay marriage pressure group, and amid chants of "Repeal! Repeal!", Mr Sarkozy responded: "If you'd prefer me to say 'repeal the law' … it comes down to the same thing ….

if that makes you happy, then frankly, it doesn't cost much."

Mr Sarkozy had previously called for the contentious laws, which sparked huge street protests when they were brought in by the Socialist government last year, to be "rewritten" but his comments on Saturday marked the first time he has called for their repeal.

Since then he has been pilloried by the Socialists, who accused him of caving in to the mob in a moment of weakness, while many of his own supporters have distanced themselves.

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