Australia: Rudd backs same-sex marriage as public opinion shifts
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd announced he's reversed his hardline opposition to same-sex marriage and will now support it.
It's Official: France Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
French President Francois Hollande signed the country's same-sex marriage and adoption bill into law on Saturday, almost one month after its passage in Parliament that prompted a legal challenge in the country's Constitutional Council by the conservative opposition. The Constitutional Council threw out the challenge on Friday, opening the gate for Hollande's signature. Friday also marked the International Day Against Homophobia.
Malaysia’s Governing Coalition Retains Power
The coalition won a majority of seats in Parliament in national elections, but opposition parties claimed that the result was tainted by voting irregularities.
Venezuela's parliament launches probe into Capriles
CARACAS - Venezuela's government-controlled parliament set up an inquiry on Wednesday into violence over a disputed election that authorities blame on opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
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Kuwait Gives 5-Year Term to Dissenter
The opposition figure Musallam el-Barrak, a former member of Parliament, was sentenced for comments he made during a speech at a political rally.