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· April, 2013

Stories about LGBTQ+ from April, 2013

Kazakhstan's First Ever Lesbian Wedding

  27 April 2013

This was a real wedding. With limousines. With friends and guests. With champagne. With congratulatory speeches. You might ask, "but what about the law?" You see, love does not recognize the law. This is why the wedding took place. However, it was not [registered by the state]. Same-sex marriage are not allowed [in Kazakhstan].

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Uruguay Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

  11 April 2013

Uruguay has become the second Latin American country, after Argentina, to legalize same-sex marriage. Under Uruguayan law, marriage is now defined as “the permanent union between two people of the same or opposite sex."

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Zambian Activist Arrested After Speaking Out for Gay Rights

  10 April 2013

Gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona was arrested in Zambia after he appeared on live television arguing that the country, which criminalises homosexual acts, should respect same-sex relationships. His arrest came a week after four all-male couples attempted to get married in Zambia's capital city.

Uruguay Moves Towards Marriage Equality

  3 April 2013

On April 2, 2013, the Uruguayan Senate voted 23 to 8 to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill also raises the minimum age for marriage to 16. The bill will now go back to the lower house, which is set to vote on the Senate's amendments this month. El Telégrafo shares...

Anonymous Brazil Report on Controversial Preacher

  1 April 2013

Anonymous Brazil released a dossier [pt] about Marco Feliciano, recently elected as chairman of the Committee for Human Rights and Minorities in the Deputy Chamber amid the outrage of human rights defenders due to his vocal hardline views on homosexuality and racist remarks. The dossier contains information on legal cases involving the evangelical...

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