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Execution Set for Ohio Inmate in Gay Bar Killing

The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2015 execution date for a condemned inmate who killed a man in Cincinnati whom he met in a gay bar in 1985.

French Troops Save 2 Gay Mali Men From Execution

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 6
French military were able to free two Mali men before they were executed for allegedly having gay sex.

Guyana Seeks Public Opinion on Controversial Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Bert Wilkinson | Apr 5
Guyana is launching a national debate on whether to eliminate its death penalty and overhaul laws that discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Neo-Nazi Faces Death Penalty, Says Crimes Spurred by Gender Identity Confusion

The Supreme Court has reinstated for a second time the death sentence of a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men in Ohio more than a quarter century ago.

Gay Couple May Face Death Penalty for Fatal Beating

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11
Two accused killers--a gay couple who claim to be domestic partners--could face the death penalty if convicted in the murder of a woman who was stabbed multiple times and beaten in her mobile home.

Uganda lawmaker refuses to withdraw anti-gay bill

NATIONAL | By Godfrey Olukya | Jan 8
The Ugandan lawmaker who proposed a bill that would give some gays the death penalty said Friday he will refuse any request to withdraw the legislation after a minister said the government would ask him to.

Uganda will ask lawmaker to withdraw anti-gay bill

A Ugandan minister says the government will ask a lawmaker to withdraw proposed legislation that would give some gays the death penalty.

Ugandan president urges softening of anti-gay bill

NATIONAL | By Godfrey Olukya | Jan 7
A provision that would impose the death penalty for some gays is likely to be removed from the proposed legislation following opposition from Uganda’s president, the country’s ethics minister said Thursday.

Gay Man’s Killer Gets Death

The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the death penalty against an Ohio man who killed and mutilated a man he met in a gay bar in 1985, rejecting a claim that his lawyers erred during the sentencing phase of his trial.

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