Today the European Court of Human Rights ruled that religious beliefs may not justify opposing the rights of same-sex couples. British laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation were upheld.
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Landmark Strasbourg ruling: Religious beliefs are no reason to oppose rights of same-sex couples (LGBT-EP)
Mexico Now Accepting Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Men (GenengNews)
Mexico has become the first country in North America to accept blood donations from homosexual and bisexual men. A new government ruling (NOM-253-SSA1-2012) states that the utilization of blood for therapeutic purposes will no longer be based on “criteria or requirements for donor selection [involving] the stigmatization of certain groups of people, but on the practice of risk.”
Dutch Catholics 'De-Baptize' Themselves Over Gay Marriage Via Website (HuffingtonPost)
Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, according to the creator of a website aimed at helping them find the information.
Mexico's Supreme Court Declares Anti-Gay Marriage Law Unconstitutional (HuffingtonPost)
Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that a law in southern Oaxaca state that bans same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in that state and possibly in the rest of Mexico.
Gay marriage in Spain affirmed by top court, justices reject appeal to knock down 2005 law (WashingtonPost)
Spain’s Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country’s gay marriage law on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman.
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