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Tue 30 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

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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!”

Dutch court stands firm in Srebrenica case

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Appeals judges have ruled that relatives of victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II cannot sue the United Nations for compensation in a Dutch court.

Lawyers for the family members have vowed to take the case to the Dutch Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice if necessary.
Tuesday's ruling says that the U.N. has immunity from prosecution enshrined in international conventions that established the world body.

The appeals decision upholds a 2008 ruling by the Hague District Court.
Some 8,000 Muslim men were murdered in July 1995 by Serb forces who overran the Srebrenica enclave in Bosnia despite the presence of Dutch U.N. peacekeepers.

A group called the Mothers of Srebrenica wants to sue the U.N. and the Netherlands.

Source: AP


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