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Scotland, Britain Sign Agreement To Move Scotland Toward Independence Vote

via Ben McConville, San Jose Mercury News Scotland moved a step closer Monday to a vote on independence after Scottish and British leaders signed a deal laying the groundwork for a popular referendum that could radically alter the shape of the United Kingdom. Officials from London and Edinburgh have been meeting for weeks to hammer … Continue reading

Scotland Could Become First Part Of UK To Legalize Marriage Equality

via Reuters Scotland’s devolved government said on Wednesday it would legalize same-sex marriage after British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to push through legislation to enshrine it in law in England despite church and some political opposition. “We are committed to a Scotland that is fair and equal and that is why we intend to … Continue reading

Britain Considers Leaving The European Union

via Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post Like so many others in this fiercely independent island nation, Steve Baker, a dashing English engineer, is fed up with the long hand of the European Union in British life. The E.U., he said, has meddled for years in British legal affairs and labor laws. But now the 27-nation … Continue reading

NATO Summit Concludes Without Giving Chicago A Black Eye

Emanuel hails weekend as a ‘milestone’ for city via Kristen Mack, Rick Pearson, and Bob Secter Once again, the whole world was watching. But Chicago didn’t devolve into 1968 redux. It wasn’t the combustible World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, either. By that barometer, Chicago’s turn as host of the NATO summit could be declared … Continue reading

UK won’t force gay rights on Malawi, Africa

via Peter Makossah, Nyasa Times Malawi and other African countries will not be forced or induced into enacting pro gay laws in exchange for aid, United Kingdom’s minister for Africa Henry Bellingham has declared. Bellingham , who has been visiting Malawi on his African tour that has also taken him to Zambia, stressed that her … Continue reading

Prime Minister Cameron Threatens To Dock UK Aid To Anti-Gay Nations

via BBC News David Cameron has threatened to withhold UK aid from governments that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality. The UK prime minister said he raised the issue with some of the states involved at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. Human rights reform in the Commonwealth was one issue that leaders … Continue reading

The Rainbow Struggle: A Primer For The Global Gay Rights Battle

This June the United Nation Human Rights Council narrowly passed its first-ever resolution calling for universal gay rights with the support of more than 80 countries. It was an historic milestone, a global recognition that gay rights and human rights were finally synonymous, at least on paper, here in New York at the world body. … Continue reading

David Cameron Rules Out Referendum On Whether Britain Should Stay In EU

David Cameron has ruled out holding an “in/out” referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union as he dismissed one of the central demands of the Tory right. As Eurosceptics gear up for a Commons vote on holding a referendum later this year, after winning more than 100,000 signatures for a debate, the prime minister … Continue reading

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