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.
A top German court has ruled against giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children, dismissing the case on procedural grounds. The ruling comes after Berlin extended adoption laws for gay couples last year.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed a controversial anti-gay bill into law that toughens already strict rules banning homosexual activity. In doing so, he defied international criticism about the legislation.
As Russia's first Games for homosexual and transgender athletes were set to open, the organizers have now faced unforeseen - and yet not quite unexpected - problems.
How should national asylum authorities verify a person's claim that they are homosexual? The EU's top court assesses the case of three asylum seekers whose application was rejected by the Netherlands.
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