Germany's top court has ruled that gays in civil partnerships should be allowed to adopt their partner's adopted children. The court said this woud benefit the children concerned. But gays may still not adopt together.
The highest court in the United States is set to decide on cases from four states on the issue of marriage equality. The decision could lead to historic nationwide approval of same-sex marriage.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended lifting a lifetime ban on blood donations from homosexual men, allowing them to give after a year of abstaining from sexual activity.
New "medical conditions" listed in Russia's driving restrictions will deny transgender people a driving license. The LGBT community has continued to be targeted in Russia in recent years.
The sentences for eight men charged with attending a homosexual wedding in Egypt have been reduced. Volker Beck of the German Green Party told DW that the West should do more to help persecuted homosexuals.
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