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September 1, 2012

Special prosecutor clears outed Sheriff Paul Babeu of threatening to deport ex-lover

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, outed as a gay man this past February, has been cleared of allegations he threatened a former boyfriend.

June 17, 2012

Thousands of Costa Rican LGBTs and their supporters have taken to the streets to protest the appointment of a Human Rights Commission president who actively opposes gay rights

Thousands of LGBT Costa Ricans and their supporters took to the streets of San Jose on Saturday morning in what they called a March of the Invisibles to protest for the rights of marginalised people and to ensure the separation of church and state in the country.

The march was the culmination of an online campaign which saw 15,000 people sign a petition calling on the president of Costa Rica’s Human Rights Commission, Justo Orozco, to resign.

June 14, 2012

Pastor Justo Orozco, leader of Costa Rica's human rights committee, has 'evidence' that being gay can be reversed

The leader of Costa Rica's human rights commission publicly claimed homosexuality is a sin that can be cured.

Justo Orozco, a Protestant minister and legislator, told national newspaper La Prensa: 'Unfortunately I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible,' said Orozco.

'I have evidence. Here in churches in the province of Heredia I know someone like that who became straight.'

In fact most scientists and leading health bodies agree that gay 'cure' therapy does not work and can actually do serious damage.

March 6, 2012

Jose Orozco says suit will allege abuse of power, malicious prosecution, defamation and more

The ugly split between Pinal County Sheriff and Arizona congressional candidate Paul Babeu and ex-boyfriend Jose Orozco just got uglier.

Orozco alleges that after their split, Babeu asked him to sign an agreement not to publicly discuss their relationship. When he refused, he says Babeu and his lawyer threatened the Mexican national with deportation.

Orozco, 34, has said he is in the US on a 10-year tourist visa and that Babeu never asked him his legal status despite the lawman's strong political stance against illegal immigration.

February 21, 2012

Jose Orozco identified publicly and embattled Sheriff Paul Babeu does first in-depth interview

The face of Jose Orozco was obscured and his voice altered during an interview he did with CNN this week during which he alleged that his ex-boyfriend, Pinal County Sheriff and Arizona congressional candidate Paul Babeu, had threatened him with deportation after their messy split.