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Denmark Grants Asylum to Gay Afghan

ImageIn a dramatic, precedent-setting policy shift, the Danish refugee appeals board has granted asylum to a gay Afghan man.

In previous decisions, the board has found that asylum seekers should hide the cause of their persecution if they are able, for instance religious belief or sexual orientation. The board’s decision suggests a more progressive policy, one which treats the open expression of identity as a human right.

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Denmark Soon to Become 11th Country to Legalize Gay Marriage

Now that St Petersburg is off the travel list, you have the great country of Denmark to replace it!

Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt announced in a press conference draft legislation will be submitted by the Danish government on Wednesday allowing same-sex couples to marry at City Hall and the Church of Denmark provided they find a willing priest.

“It will be up to each priest whether he or she will perform gay marriages, but the government gives all members of the church the right to get married in church, whether they want to marry a person of the opposite or same sex,” PM Thorning said in Tuesday’s conference.

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