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Irish Gays Wake Up to Whole New World: When's the Wedding?

By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 24
Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn - some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

Putin Signs Russian Law to Shut 'Undesirable' Organizations

May 24
President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest While Russia is Booed

By George Jahn | May 24
Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.

Notable Quotes from the Irish Referendum on Gay Marriage

May 24
Some reaction Saturday to Ireland's national vote on legalizing gay marriage:

Ireland Backs Legalizing Gay Marriage by a Landslide

May 23
Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Final Preparations Begin for Eurovision Song Contest

May 23
Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest - except for the weather.

Both Sides Say Ireland Has Voted To Legalize Gay Marriage

May 23
Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.

Yes or No? Ireland Decides Whether to Legalize Gay Marriage

May 22
Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."

Moscow Bans Gay Pride for a 10th Time in a Row

By Jason St. Amand | May 22
It's been about a decade since LGBT people in Russia's capital of Moscow has seen a gay pride event.

Timeline of Landmarks in Ireland's Changing Attitude to Gays

May 22
Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times.

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