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Malta Legalizes Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
The Maltese parliament approved a bill Monday that allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, allowing them to have similar legal rights of straight married couples, like the legal ability to adopt.

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014. A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this port city, killing more than a dozen people and destroying thousands of homes.

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
According to a Chilean pastor, God’s objection to the country’s civil union bill was to blame for a massive forest fire that devastated parts of the coastal city of Valpara√≠so on April 12.

Dutch Arrest Girl Whose Tweet Threatened Airline

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 15
Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet.

Pete in ’The Pokey’: LaBarbera Arrested in Canada

INTERNATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 15
Pete LaBarbera and his Canadian knock-off version, Bill Whatcott were arrested Monday for refusing to leave the grounds of the University of Regina in Saskatchewan after distributing anti-gay and anti-abortion literature.

n this June 2, 2012 file photo, transgender activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi attends a meeting to discuss ways of achieving equality for transgenders and eunuchs in New Delhi, India.

India’s Top Court Recognizes Third Gender

INTERNATIONAL | By Nirmala George | Apr 15
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

Finland’s New Homoerotic Stamps

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 14
Finland will celebrate artist Tom of Finland with a set of new incredible homoerotic stamps, scheduled to be released in the fall.

Irish journalist John Waters claims he is the real victim of his anti-gay attacks.

Irish Journalist Plays Victim Card on ’Pantigate’ Scandal

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 14
Citing weight loss, insomnia and being ostracized by media colleagues, one of the alleged anti-gay journalists at the center of the "Pantigate" scandal in Ireland is serving up enough w(h)ine to put Napa Valley to shame.

Malta to Legalize Civil Unions

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 14
Maltese lawmakers are expected to pass a bill Monday that will legalize civil unions, allowing same-sex couples to have the same rights as straight married couples, including the ability to adopt children, in the predominately Catholic country.

Ugandan nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, sits in court in the capital Kampala, Uganda

In Uganda, Nurse Accused of Spreading HIV

AIDS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Apr 13
A nurse who tried to give an injection to a distraught child was accused of attempting to infect it with HIV when she accidentally pricked herself, then tried to administer the injection.

Andrew Moffat resigned under pressure from parents

Gay UK Teacher Resigns After Muslim Parents Complain

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 12
A gay assistant head teacher in the UK has resigned under pressure from mostly Muslim parents, who said that they didn’t want their kids to "learn that it’s okay to be gay."

UN Conference Provokes Heated Gay Rights Debate

INTERNATIONAL | By Edith Lederer | Apr 11
Many countries at this week’s U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.