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Same-sex Marriage Could Come to Panama if Activists Win Legal Fight

Same-sex marriage could be coming to Panama if LGBTI activists win a legal fight with the Supreme Court of Justice. Álvaro José López Levy is hoping for the Central American country’s highest court to agree to change the legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Article 26 of the Family Code currently defines marriage as

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Uruguay hosted global LGBT rights conference

More than 150 activists from around the world gathered in Uruguay last week for the first global LGBT rights conference to have taken place in Latin America. Uruguayan Minister of Exterior Relations Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Tuesday spoke at the opening of the conference that is taking place in his country’s capital of Montevideo. “We

Members of the Arcoiris (Rainbow) Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual and Bisexual (LGTB) Association, demonstrate on the International Day against Homophobia in the streets of Tegucigalpa, on May 17, 2010.  AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds of LGBT advocates to attend Honduras conference

Hundreds of LGBT rights advocates from across Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to gather in Honduras this week for a conference designed to spur further participation in the political processes of their respective countries. Randy Berry, the special U.S. envoy to promote global LGBT rights, is among those who are scheduled to speak