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.
South Korea's constitutional court has ordered that a leftist political party be dissolved amid claims it has "pro-North Korea" views. A court petition was raised last year to disband the Unified Progressive Party.
The EU's top court has banned the "testing" of people seeking asylum on homosexuality grounds, such as asking about their sexual practices. However, it says questions regarding "stereotyped notions" may be useful.
Gay men in the US can already get prescriptions a drug as effective as condoms in preventing the transmission of HIV. Many wonder why Europeans cannot do the same.
An Egyptian court has sentenced eight men to three years in jail over a video that allegedly shows a gay wedding. The men denied the charges against them, but it is not clear whether they intend to appeal.
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