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Anti-Gay Marriage Historian Shoots Himself at the Altar of Notre Dame

Dominique Venner, a notable far-right French historian, shot himself in the head at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral today, killing himself in …

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French Parliament Approves Gay Marriage

France became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage today. The National Assembly had approved the measure on February 12, with 329 …

The Half-Naked French Open Flare Guys Were Protesting Gay Marriage

So you remember earlier when the shirtless men in opera masks and salmon pants stormed the court with lit flares in the French Open final? That whole …

How China’s strict content controls led to an innovative e-commerce platform

At Café Ruhe in Beijing's swish Shuangjing district, a small placard is glued to the table in front of each seat. "Order So Easy," it says.<p>Next to the text is printed a black and white code. Barely bigger than a postage stamp, it's a portal to a new world flourishing in China, where a wave of …

Same-Sex Partners Of US Troops To Receive Military Benefits In September

An internal personnel notice posted to the web Thursday states the military's commitment to upgrade their systems "so that eligible SSDPs and their families can begin receiving benefits/ID cards" beginning on Sept. 1.<p>From The Times:<p>The ID card Web notice refers to same-sex domestic partners as …

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Collins, Kennedy march in Boston

BOSTON — NBA veteran center Jason Collins, the first active athlete in one of the four U.S. major professional sports leagues to come out as being gay, marched Saturday for nearly three miles in Boston's gay pride parade with U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford …

Argentina’s radical gay rights movement

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>It shows what the U.S. could be doing better<p>Kate Redburn<p>June 9, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Jacobin.<p>At first glance, the gay rights movement in Argentina looks oddly familiar to an American. In the early 1970s, gays and lesbians began forming political …

Same-Sex Couple Seeks Immigration Relief From High Court

The Sunday morning party in suburban Washington, D.C., had all the trappings of anticipation.<p>A lace-trimmed bassinet, a jumble of gifts tied with pink and blue ribbons, a "diaper cake" on the table. And chatter about babies, diets, new spring outfits and the coming end of the school year.<p>But for …