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Straight Couple Vows to Divorce in Protest if Australia Wins Marriage Equality

Straight Couple: Gay Marriage May 'Force' Us To Divorce

'Marriage is not a human invention,' explained Nick Jensen, who said he would be 'forced' to divorce by marriage equality.

Salvadoran Trans Activist's Murder Stirs International Outcry
July 20 2015 5:28 PM ET

International Outrage Over Trans Activist's Murder

Salvadoran police are being urged to consider whether Francela Méndez Rodríguez was killed because of her LGBT rights work or her trans identity.

7 Same-Sex Chinese Couples Reveal Why They Will Marry in Los Angeles

Why These 7 Same-Sex Chinese Couples Will Wed in L.A.

The LGBT couples shared their hopes, fears, and dreams of marriage equality.

Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

Eight of the nation's most powerful out leaders, including ambassadors and an envoy to the State Department, explain how proposed trade agreements will export our values of equality and tolerance.

10 Chinese Couples to Say 'We Do' in Los Angeles

10 Chinese Couples Will Say 'We Do' in L.A. 

Ten LGBT couples from China are on their way to Los Angeles to legally marry their same-sex partner.

Conservative British MP Comes Out, Announces Wedding to Secret Partner of 29 Years

Conservative British MP to Marry Secret Partner

A member of the British parliament kept his sexuality and his relationship with another man secret for 29 years.

WATCH: Pride at U.S. State Department Affirms LGBT Human Rights

WATCH: U.S. State Dept. Affirms LGBT Human Rights

The U.S. Department of State launched Capital Pride weekend with an earnest conversation with global LGBT activists who are fighting for equality in Turkey and Uganda.

Ugandan Lesbian Covers Time: 'We Are Here to Stay'

Ugandan Lesbian Covers Time: 'We Are Here to Stay'

A leading Ugandan activist fighting for LGBT rights takes a powerful stance on the cover of Time magazine’s Europe edition.

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