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  • Members of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s own party began to distance themselves last week from the president’s recently-announced initiative to amend the constitution to create homosexual “marriage,” following protests throughout Mexico and in numerous foreign countries on Wednesday by pro-family groups.

    Thousands of Mexicans in 26 states as well as the United States, Italy, Spain and even Russia, protested against Peña Nieto’s push to impose the gay agenda on the entire country through propaganda campaigns, homosexualist sex-ed programs in schools, and “marriage” for people of the same sex.

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  • It's now legal for doctors and other healthcare providers in Canada to help patients die.

    The federal government missed its June 6 deadline to implement its assisted death legislation, Bill C-14, so provinces across Canada are taking things into their own hands when it comes to regulating how and when people can end their own lives.

    Canada joins other jurisdictions such as The Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland, all of which have their own rules around doctor-assisted suicide.

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  • It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were arrested for crossing such lines before the turn of the 20th century, during which time some states allowed the sterilization of so-called perverts. It wasn’t until 1998, the year Google was invented, that the Supreme Court struck down any remaining bans on sex between men. The years since have brought a rapid social transformation, with LGBT Americans increasingly accepted throughout society and accorded many–though far from all–of its legal protections.

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  • Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to a "powerful" project that tells the stories of LGBT people across the UK and world, as he honoured the founder with a volunteering award.

    The PM announced today that Wayne Dhesi, the creator of RUComingOut, is the recipient of the daily Points of Light award, which recognising work in the voluntary sector.

    Launched in 2012, RUComingOut aims to create a resource by gathering the stories of everyday LGBT people from across the world, and includes more than 300 stories from 180 countries.

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  • In recent years, Spain “has witnessed a major escalation against families by political leaders, aided by other powers such as the ‘gay empire’ and certain feminist ideologies,” the Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares, said in his homily during a Mass that was celebrated at the Valencian headquarters of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.

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  • The Conservatives’ calls for a national consultation on the lyrics of the Canada’s anthem couldn’t stop the Liberal government from pushing a gender neutral version of O Canada one step closer to becoming law this week.

    While the Conservatives complained that Bill C-210, an Act to Amend the National Anthem (gender), was another arbitrary change to Canadian tradition, like the government’s commitment to change the electoral system, being pushed without consulting Canadians, the Liberals justified the rush on the grounds that Mauril Belanger, the Liberal MP who sponsored Bill C-210, is dying of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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  • Sex education should be given to pre-school children to stop their parents abusing them, MPs have been told.

    The Women and Equalities Committee heard children in nursery and reception class should be taught about sex to protect them from being molested ‘within the family unit’.

    Experts said if children were ‘old enough to be abused, they are old enough to be educated’ so that they could speak out about potential assaults.

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  • British long jumper Greg Rutherford has had his sperm frozen before competing at the Rio Olympics because of fears about the Zika virus, says his partner.

    "The Zika news has caused no end of concern," wrote Susie Verrill.

    "We've made the decision to have Greg's sperm frozen. It's just another thing we don't want to chance."

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  • The British Humanist Association (BHA) has announced that training for humanist baby-naming celebrants will open to the public for the first time this October. The training had until now been only available to celebrants in the BHA network who were already accredited to perform humanist wedding and funeral ceremonies.

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  • Courtney Baker took more than a year to write and mail a letter she had been thinking about since she was pregnant with her daughter with special needs, Emersyn Faith.

    Baker told ABC News, “I knew how important it was going to be to write that letter, before Emmy was even born.”

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