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10 percent of Kazakhstan citizens are homosexuals: public union

The experts believe that 10 percent of Kazakhstan citizens belong to LGBT community.

10 percent of Kazakhstan citizens are homosexuals: public union
Kazakhstan MP opposes same-sex relationships
Kazakhstan MP opposes same-sex relationships

Majilis deputy Kairbek Suleimenov believes that Kazakhstan requires mechanisms for countering trends like same-sex relationships and marriages.

Kazakhstan MP opposes same-sex relationships
Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision
Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision

A song inspired by the Greek debt crisis, a gay marriage anthem and a male opera singer on Thursday made it through to this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest final.

Lesbian kiss and Greek crisis in this year's Eurovision
Brazil gives green light to same sex marriage
Brazil gives green light to same sex marriage

Brazil on Tuesday became the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.

Brazil gives green light to same sex marriage
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Modern Singapore grapples with archaic sex law

With its gay bars and same-sex couples publicly displaying affection, the Tanjong Pagar district offers a glimpse of a Singapore whose outlook contrasts with its more conservative image.

Modern Singapore grapples with archaic sex law
French parliament adopts landmark gay marriage law
French parliament adopts landmark gay marriage law

French lawmakers on Tuesday defied months of angry protests to approve a bill that is to make France the 14th country worldwide to legalise same-sex marriages.

French parliament adopts landmark gay marriage law
France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on
France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

France's parliament will finally approve a bill to legalise gay marriage on Tuesday after months of protests that have shown no sign of abating in the run-up to the historic vote.

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on
Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law
Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law

Tens of thousands of opponents of government plans to legalise gay marriage marched in Paris Sunday two days before a final vote on the bill, which has provoked fierce and sometimes violent protests.

Protesters in final bid to block France gay marriage law
France's opponents of gay marriage fight to the end
France's opponents of gay marriage fight to the end

France's bitter debate over gay marriage is set to reach a potentially explosive climax on Sunday, two days before a bill legalising same-sex unions is due to be finally approved.

France's opponents of gay marriage fight to the end
France's Hollande blasts 'homophobic' violence
France's Hollande blasts 'homophobic' violence

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday hit out at "homophobic" acts by opponents of a same-sex marriage bill following violent protests that included an attack on a gay bar.

France's Hollande blasts 'homophobic' violence
New Zealand set to legalise gay marriage
New Zealand set to legalise gay marriage

New Zealand is poised to become the first Asia-Pacific nation to legalise same-sex marriage in a parliamentary vote that gay rights advocates on Tuesday hailed as a milestone for equality.

New Zealand set to legalise gay marriage
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US Republicans oppose gay marriage, in Hollywood

US Republicans reaffirmed their opposition to gay marriage Friday, as they closed a three-day meeting vowing to reach out to liberals, symbolically in the lion's den of liberal Hollywood.

US Republicans oppose gay marriage, in Hollywood
Uruguay approves same-sex marriage
Uruguay approves same-sex marriage

Uruguay's legislature voted Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages nationwide, making it only the second Latin American country to do so.

Uruguay approves same-sex marriage
US Senate tilts toward support of gay marriage
US Senate tilts toward support of gay marriage

US Senator Bill Nelson endorsed gay marriage on Thursday, shifting the chamber in favor of rights for same-sex couples.

US Senate tilts toward support of gay marriage
After Mexico court ruling, gay couple weds in Oaxaca
After Mexico court ruling, gay couple weds in Oaxaca

Two women became the first same-sex couple to marry in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca after the Supreme Court found the state's definition of marriage unconstitutional.

After Mexico court ruling, gay couple weds in Oaxaca
US Supreme Court cautious on same-sex marriage
US Supreme Court cautious on same-sex marriage

The US Supreme Court trod cautiously Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict on the emotionally charged issue.

US Supreme Court cautious on same-sex marriage
Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court
Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage are prepared to turn out in force in Washington on Tuesday, when the US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a landmark case.

Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court
Gay marriage foes stage last-ditch protest in Paris
Gay marriage foes stage last-ditch protest in Paris

Hundreds of thousands opposed to French legislation allowing gay marriage staged a massive protest march in Paris Sunday, with police using force to evict hundreds from the Champs-Elysees.

Gay marriage foes stage last-ditch protest in Paris
New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings
New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings

Several hundred people marched in New York on Sunday to support the legalization of gay marriage, two days before the US Supreme Court is due to examine the issue.

New Yorkers march for US gay rights before hearings
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Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry against adoption of children by foreign same-sex couples

More and more countries are legalize same-sex marriages. Make sure that our children don't get to such 'families', Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry representative.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry against adoption of children by foreign same-sex couples