The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U.
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The police special anti-robbery squad, which sparked the movement, was abolished on October 11 amidst uproar. But Nigerians have continued their agitation, demanding investigation of decades of rights abuses and compensation for victims. On Sunday afternoon, Segun Awosanya, a rights activist who began the campaign to rid the country of police brutality in , withdrew his participation in further protests, saying those leading it are becoming increasingly dangerous with an insurrection plot being introduced to the campaign. Nigeria has a law against gay marriage since , but it was condemned as primitive at the time it was passed and several groups have continued to push to upturn it. The defendant trespassed into Mr. The magistrates also ordered the convict to pay N50, in damages and in default to spend another three months in prison. According to the statement, the debt strategy is to account for to the end of
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The Coalition for Equal Marriage is a British campaign group created in by Conor Marron and James Lattimore, a same-sex couple , to petition in support of civil marriages for gay couples. The coalition's website states the campaign started after Lattimore read a BBC News article regarding the Coalition for Marriage and seeing a comment from Lord Carey stating "The avowed intention to widen the scope of marriage as we see before us is a hostile strike, which rather than strengthening marriage, will destroy its meaning and diminish its importance drastically". Lattimore and his partner began working on the site and mimicked the look and design of the Coalition for Marriage website as a spoof, with Facebook and Twitter campaigns launched a day later.
Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by different-sex couples. Opponents contend that marriage has traditionally been defined as being between one man and one woman, and that marriage is primarily for procreation. Read more background….