U.S. Government Condemns LGBTQ Crackdown in Tanzania

The U.S. Department of State (DoS) condemned Tanzania for its crackdown on homosexuality, reported Gay Star News.In a statement, the DoS expressed concern over the “arrests and harassment” of the LGBTQ popu...
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Supreme Court sits on marriage decisions

Supreme Court of the United States

The United States Supreme Court was expected to decide today whether to hear any of several legal challenges involving same-sex marriage, but the court took no action in these cases, the website SCOTUSBlog reports.

The Supreme Court, after taking most of the day to prepare new orders, took no action Friday on the ten same-sex marriage cases now on the docket.

The court could issue a decision on whether to hear the cases as early as Monday, Dec. 3 but multiple media outlets have reported that Dec. 7 is more likely.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Opportunities and risks for marriage equality in 2011

Map of states in same-sex marriage fights in 2011

Guide to USA map with same-sex marriage fights in 2011After a 2010 with few marriage equality measures contested outside the courtroom, 2011 will likely see a number of battles state by state across the country.

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal to the law allowing gay couples to marry in Washington, D.C.

Still, two states face the prospect of losing marriage equality, an additional seven states could start the process of amending their state constitutions to ban marriage equality, and five could gain marriage equality.

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By the numbers: Gay marriage around the world

26 Countries — not including the United States — that recognize same-sex unions (through marriage, civil unions or other status). 53 Countries — again not including the United States — with anti-discrimination ...