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.
Sexual minorities in Uganda face hate and predujice at every turn. Though homosexuality is already outlawed, the government is planning even tougher legislation. LGBTI activists refuse to be cowed.
Slovaks go to the polls Saturday to vote in a referendum that would rule out gay marriage. While the measure has overwhelming support, and church backing, it looks unlikely to attract enough voters to become law.
A poor turnout at Slovakia's referendum on same sex-marriage has left conservatives disappointed, as they continue to push back against what they see as "overly liberal policies." Only 21 percent of the electorate voted.
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.
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