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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

UN Secretary-General called for global reform of anti-gay laws
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On May 29, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for gay rights reform throughout the international community. Particular attention was given to African nations such as Uganda, where legislation was being considered that would prohibit the sale of property to homosexuals and charge individuals who fail to report homosexual activity. Prior to Ki-moon's announcement, the Argentine Chamber of Deputies had voted 126-109 in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Portugal quickly followed with President Anibal Cavaco Silva signing a bill that legalized same-sex marriage but stopped short of allowing same-sex couples to adopt.

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Read an overview of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in Features.

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