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Ecuador’s Highest Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage – Sparking Massive Celebrations

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Ecuador to celebrate after the South American country’s highest court approved same-sex marriage. It is a landmark ruling in a country that is traditionally Catholic and conservative. Ecuador now joins Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia in recognizing same-sex marriage. The Latin American nation is also the 27th country to allow same-sex marriage. Five justices on the nine-member Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of two gay couples who sued after their request to be...
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Eric And Don Jr. Still Haven’t Paid The ‘Hefty Tab’ On Their Irish Pub Crawl

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump still haven’t paid the tab on their Irish pub crawl, reports the Irish Times. President Trump’s sons visited at least three pubs Wednesday night in the village of Doonbeg, the location of Trump’s international hotel and golf resort, the night before commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Times reports that the Trumps offered free rounds during the bar carousing but failed to pay before leaving, according to one pub owner. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Caroline Kennedy, the...
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Trump State Dept. Bans LGBT Pride Flag From Flying on Flagpoles at All US Embassies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s State Department has banned the LGBT Pride flag from being flown from flagpoles outside all U.S. embassies. The Trump administration has quietly been waging war against the LGBTQ community, including just this week announcing it is axing federal funding of HIV treatment testing research. Under the Obama administration embassies around the world did not even have to ask if they could fly the gay pride flag outside – blanket permission was automatically granted. But according to NBC News, four U.S. embassies – Israel, Germany, Brazil...
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Lesbian Couple Says They Were Brutally Attacked After Refusing To Kiss For A Group Of Men

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A Ryanair flight attendant and her girlfriend say a group of four men beat and robbed them on a London bus while making “lewd and homophobic comments,” after the lesbian couple refused to kiss at the men’s request. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her American girlfriend, Chris, were on their way home at about 2:30 a.m. on May 30 after spending the night out, the couple told Business Insider. When the group of four men sitting behind the couple on the top deck of the bus...
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Trump Admin Denying Permission To Fly Pride Flags At U.S. Embassies Days After Trump’s ‘Pride’ Tweet

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Just a week after President Trump celebrated June as “LGBT Pride Month” in a tweet, his administration has rejected requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during Pride month, three U.S. diplomats told NBC News. Diplomats say that U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia were denied permission from Trump’s State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles. The U.S. diplomats told NBC News that the Trump administration instructed embassies that they can display the pride flag other...
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Horrific Homophobic Violence in London: Men Beat Up Lesbian Couple for Refusing to Kiss in Front of Them

A same-sex couple traveling on a double-decker bus in London say they were beaten bloody by four men because they refused to kiss in front of them. Melania Geymonat, who is 28, told BBC News she experiences “a lot of verbal violence all the time,” but has never been physically attacked for being gay. “There were at least four of them,” Geymonat wrote about the May 30 hate crime on her Facebook page on Wednesday, calling it “CHAUVINIST, MISOGYNISTIC AND HOMOPHOBIC VIOLENCE.” “They started behaving like hooligans, demanding that we kissed so...
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WATCH: President Trump Mocks and Attacks Speaker Pelosi While on Foreign Soil – Minutes Before D-Day Ceremony

Several world leaders gathered in France Thursday morning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ win of the Invasion of Normandy, which led to the defeat of Hitler and the Nazis. Minutes before that historic ceremony began (and after it was supposed to start) President Donald Trump was giving an exclusive interview to Fox News host Laura Ingraham. (The Trump campaign pays Ingraham by supporting her podcast, and her podcast will feature her interview with the President.) In that interview, which in part delayed the start of Thursday’s anniversary...
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