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ILGA: Disallow visa-free travel until Ukraine improves on gay rights
Gay Star News
ILGA, an international LGBT advocacy group told the European parliament to suspend visa agreement with the Ukraine until it fulfills its commitments on gay rights.
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South Africa condemns anti-LGBT violence following attack
Pink News
The South African government has stated its opposition to anti-LGBT violence, following an attack on a gay man in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, which left him missing part of one ear.
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New Zealand passes marriage equality, bringing country count to 14
ThinkProgress
The New Zealand Parliament voted 77-44 to approve marriage equality in its final reading, making it the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.
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Uruguay lawmakers vote to legalize same-sex marriage
The Associated Press via LGBTQ Nation
Uruguayan lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.
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Same-sex marriage passes another crucial test in France
Passport Magazine
Marriage equality passed another major hurdle in France when the first article of a bill to allow same-sex marriage passed by a vote of 179-157 in the country's senate.
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LGBT group asks for public consultation after AL's veto
Macau Daily Times
An LGBT group went to the Legislative Assembly in order to petition against AL's veto of Macau's first, same-sex civil union bill late last month.
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Thailand: 'Phoenix Rising' for LGBT people — but questions remain
The New Civil Rights Movement
The current buzz is that Thailand may become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex partnerships.
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It's all about a warm smile, a gracious hello
By Bob Zachariah
The efficiency of self-service has found its way to all industries, but the hotel industry is going to be an arena where exceptional service is the expectation — and that expectation will actually increase.
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1-room hotel with a view opens in Prague TV tower
The Associated Press via The Examiner
A tall television tower in the Czech capital of Prague that has been called one of the world's ugliest buildings has a new and unique attraction: a one-room hotel looking out on the city from 70 meters (230 feet) above ground.
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Arizona city becomes state's first to allow same-sex civil unions
Reuters
A former Arizona copper mining town reborn as an artists' community defied the threat of legal action and became the first city in the conservative southwestern state to allow civil unions between same-sex couples.
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U.S.: Delaware lawmakers introduce equal marriage bill
PinkNews.co.uk
Delaware could be the 10th state in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriage as it became the latest to introduce legislation to legalize equal marriage.
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