Battling Homophobia: Same-Sex Marriage Bans Across the Globe

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Battling Homophobia: Same-Sex Marriage Bans Across the Globe

Illinois became the 16th state to permit same-sex marriage on Nov. 20 and more states are predicted to follow suit since the U.S. expanded federal benefits for married gay couples. But as the United States becomes more liberal, nations such as India and Russia have been making headlines for their harsh laws on LGBT relationships. BET.com takes a look at the battle that gays and lesbians are facing domestically and beyond. — Dominique Zonyéé

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