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United Nations Votes Against Being Against Executing Gay People

A UN General Assembly Committee just voted to stop including sexual orientation on a list that protects people against discrimination-based arbitrary executions. In other international news: two Brazilian troops arrested in connection with gay shooting, couples get married in the air, Australia tracks its own gay-friendliness and in France gay marriage goes to the courts.

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Uganda is Takin’ it Back: Anti-Gay Bill Will Kill the Gays After All

Uganda calls takebacks — killing gays will remain a piece of the anti-gay legislation after all. We look at other countries with similar laws and recent interviews with anti-gay leaders in Uganda. Also; GLSEN is counting the number of times you say “dyke” on twitter and we don’t understand why and an annoying columnist talks smack about the hot teacher makeout.