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  • May 27
    • Moscow: An attempt to stage the first-ever gay pride march in Moscow ended with violence and mass arrests, after activists took to the streets despite the ban by mayor Yuri Luzhkov.

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  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 19
    • The National Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada rules that the Eastern Synod lacks the authority to permit a local option of blessing same-gender unions. However, it also promises to bring a motion authorising the local option to the denomination's National Convention in 2007.[4]
  • September 29
    • The Anglican Journal reports that the Most Rev. Terence Finlay, retired Archbishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of Ontario, has solemnised the marriage of a lesbian couple, and that Finlay's successor, the Rt. Rev. Colin Johnson, has suspended his licence to conduct weddings.[5]

OctoberEdit

  • October 16
    • Hong Kong: The Government accepts the decision of the Appeal Court to equalise the age of consent to 16 (as opposed to 21 for gay men) [6]
  • October 25
    • United States: New Jersey's State Supreme Court rules in a 4-3 decision that the state constitution guarantees same-sex couples all the legal benefits of a marriage, but does not explicitly legalize gay marriage in the state.[7]
  • October 26 - October 29

NovemberEdit

  • November 6-November 8
    • The Eastern Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada reaffirms (contradicting a National Church Council decision) the Synod's authority to authorise a local option for same-sex blessings, but agrees that it is "prudent" not to implement the authorisation.
  • November 7
  • November 8 The UK Government publishes regulations outlawing discrimination in Goods and Services covering Northern Ireland which are due to enter into force on the 1st January,[9] which prove controversial with some religious groups [10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/272954_eyman06ww.html
  2. http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/53785_61652_ENG_HTM.htm
  3. http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2006/07/12/nearly-weds.php
  4. http://www.elcic.ca/WebSite/ELCICInfo.nsf/infoview/E56B87F38DE646FA862571EE007077EB?OpenDocument
  5. http://www.anglicanjournal.com/100/article/archbishop-disciplined-for-performing-same-sex-marriage
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20061019013529/http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/10/101606hongKong.htm
  7. http://www.stateline.org/live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=136&languageId=1&contentId=20695
  8. http://www.ilga-europe.org/europe/about_us/annual_conference/10th_ilga_europe_annual_conference_birthday_cake_in_family_circle
  9. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/sr/sr2006/20060439.htm
  10. http://www.lawcf.org/lawreformdetail.php?ID=235
  11. "http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061207/samesexmarriage_vote_061207/20061207?hub=TopStories
  12. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-3209.html
  13. http://www.ilga.org/news_results.asp?LanguageID=1&FileID=982&FileCategory=44&ZoneID=7
  14. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/14/nyregion/14cnd-union.html?ex=1323752400&en=de75ee4592908c8f&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
  15. http://www.labour.ie/press/listing/20061214120531.html
  16. http://www.labour.ie/campaigns/listing/20061214124921.html
  17. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=local&id=4872275


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