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December 28, 2013

Maria Maksakova said Russia has suffered extremely negative consequences – artists lose their jobs and sexual minorities are attacked

Renowned Russian opera singer Maria Maksakova has become one of the few people in the ruling United Russia party to publicly oppose the gay propaganda law.

The 36-year-old messo soprano soloist with St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theater said the law has ‘extremely negative consequences.’

November 4, 2013

Tim Cook has urged the US Senate to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, saying allowing LGBT people to be who they are at work is good for business

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has urged the US Senate to stop discrimination against LGBTI employees.

Writing an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, the highest paid CEO in the world has said allowing people to be free to be who they are is simply good for business.

He challenged the House of Representatives to bring the Employment Non-discrimination Act to the floor for a vote.

July 4, 2013

The US Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8 may influence Indian Supreme Court justices hearing a challenge to the repeal of the criminalization of homosexuality
 

The US Supreme Court rulings that declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowed the resumption of same-sex marriages in California may influence the Indian Supreme Court which will soon announce its ruling on an appeal to the repeal of the country’s colonial era sodomy laws.

India’s Naz Foundation challenged the country’s Section 377 anti-sodomy law in the Dellhi High Court in 2009 and won and the Indian Government decided not to appeal the decision but a group of Indian religious figures decided to appeal.

April 3, 2013

Despite gay sex still being illegal in Singapore, a magazine strap-lined 'the voice of gay Asia' is launching in the city-state this month

Gay Asia is getting it's first 'proper high-fashion lifestyle publication' according to its founder, Hirokazu Mizuhara, speaking to Campaign Asia-Pacific.

Element launches this month, published online only to bypass Singapore's censorship laws.

October 19, 2012

Urges a 'vote for those who protect the biblical definition of marriage'

Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, speaks out against gay marriage in a full-page ad appearing in the Wall Street Journal on Friday (19 October).

Graham states in the ad that as he approaches his 94th birthday, the November elections in the US may be his last.

January 1, 2012

Marriage rates jump in New York City

New York City ended 2011 with a spike in marriage licenses. By all indications that's due to same sex couples.

"We're overwhelmed," Michael McSweeney, the city clerk, said to the Wall Street Journal. "It's been much busier for us than this time last year, but we're delighted to see the extra business because we understand the impact. We're handling it. We're thrilled."