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AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

June 14, 2019 |

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children.
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Kenyan author and gay rights activist Binyanvanga Wainaina dies at 48

May 23, 2019 |

Renowned Kenyan author and gay rights activist Binyavanga Wainaina has died aged 48, a friend with direct knowledge told CNN.
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UK is violating human rights by leaving families to starve, report says

May 21, 2019 |

The UK government is violating its obligations to ensure families have enough food to live on, according to a damning new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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‘Full Rights’ for LGBT People, a Pelosi Priority, Clears House

May 17, 2019 |

Democrats in the House carried sweeping anti-discrimination legislation to passage Friday, a bill that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations, and other areas, the AP reports….
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Kansas Court Delivers Big Victory for Abortion Rights

April 26, 2019 |

Kansas’ highest court ruled for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights and blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies. The state Supreme Court’s ruling represented a big victory for abortion rights supporters in a state with a Republican-controlled Legislature…
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Big Test for LGBT Rights on Supreme Court Docket

April 22, 2019 |

The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, per the AP . The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they…
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Only six countries have equal rights for men and women

March 3, 2019 |

The world is moving towards legal gender equality — but it’s moving very, very slowly.
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Saudi prosecutors say women’s rights activists to face trial

March 2, 2019 |

Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia say they have referred detained women’s rights activists to trial and that those charged “enjoy all rights preserved by the laws in the kingdom” after them being reportedly tortured in custody.
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