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Costa Rica can't ban same-sex marriage, court rules

Costa Rica can't ban same-sex marriage, court rules

By Heather Cassell

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado welcomed the country's Supreme Court ruling August 8 that declared a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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By Heather Cassell | August 8, 2018

France's LGBT expert Frederic Potier is working to reduce hate crimes against the country's queer community and improve LGBT lives throughout France.

By Heather Cassell | August 1, 2018

Sports is the avenue to equality, believes Amazin LĂȘThi, a Vietnamese sports and LGBT human rights advocate.


By Heather Cassell | July 25, 2018

Thousands of LGBT Israelis and supporters took to the streets July 22 for a one-day strike called by queer movement leaders to protest a new surrogacy law that excludes LGBT people and single men.

By Heather Cassell | July 18, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign challenged U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to condemn and end the ongoing persecution of LGBT Chechens as the world leaders met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland July 16.


By Heather Cassell | July 11, 2018

It was a bold move. One that was dangerous in Russia, a country known for being one of the most homophobic in the world, and, eventually, led a woman to flee with her family to the United States.

By Heather Cassell | July 11, 2018

India's Supreme Court this week began hearings to consider striking down Section 377, the anti-sodomy law that criminalizes homosexuality.


By Ed Walsh | July 11, 2018

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June. The country inaugurated a PrEP program in four cities that would make daily dosing of the HIV drug Truvada available free to as many as 3,000 people.

By Heather Cassell | June 27, 2018

France showed its support of San Francisco's LGBT community over Pride weekend.


By Heather Cassell | June 20, 2018

France will show its pride in San Francisco this weekend.

By Heather Cassell | June 20, 2018

Longtime American global LGBT rights activist Scott Long was brutally attacked and hospitalized June 9 in Oakland.


By Heather Cassell | June 13, 2018

Same-sex marriage is legal again in Bermuda.

By Heather Cassell | June 6, 2018

Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany, raised alarms and elicited harsh responses from German and U.S. politicians for comments about empowering European conservatives.


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