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US Ends Diplomatic Visas for UN Same-Sex Partners

10/02/2018 | BBC News

The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The change went into effect on Monday, giving partners currently in the US until 31 December to leave, get married or otherwise change their visa. It is a reversal of rules introduced in 2009. Currently, 25 countries have recognized same-sex marriage. Homosexuality remains illegal in 71 countries.


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