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Same sex marriage win in US

by Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Issue No. 2460

Many activists were buoyed by the US Supreme Court’s historic ruling on Friday of last week that legalised same sex marriage across the 50 states. 

The court ruled against conservative states that had tried to ban same sex marriages.

Same sex marriage was legal in just 36 states before the ruling. It’s a blow to every right wing bigot. 

But despite LGBT legal rights in Turkey, police in Istanbul brutally broke up the long-standing annual Pride march last Sunday. Cops fired water cannon, rubber pellets and tear gas at marchers.

Sevval Kilic, a transgender activist who helped organise the parade, said, “We are just demanding our basic human rights.”

Activists have to fight for LGBT rights as part of a struggle for real liberation.


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International
Tue 30 Jun 2015, 16:20 BST
Issue No. 2460
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