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First transgender couple married in Cuba

First transgender couple married in Cuba

A transgender couple married in Cuba this week, a first on the island nation where sexual minorities have long suffered discrimination.The couple had to register their civil union according to the official genders on their identity documents, though."This leg

California bans discrimination against afros, dreadlocks

California bans discrimination against afros, dreadlocks

California on Wednesday became the first US state to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle, passing a law to ensure afros and dreadlocks can be worn at all schools and offices.The law is primarily aimed at protecting the rights of black Americans who fa

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.The announcement by the Google-owned vide

Pope apologises to Roma for Catholic Church's 'discrimination'

Pope apologises to Roma for Catholic Church's 'discrimination'

Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church's "discrimination" against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.Making up around 10 percent of Romania's 20 million people, many Roma are marginalised and live in povert

Roma dream of discrimination-free Romania ahead of Pope visit

Roma dream of discrimination-free Romania ahead of Pope visit

Ion, a 72-year-old retiree from Romania's minority Roma community, says he is used to living without rights."No matter where we go, to the town hall, to the police or to school, doors get closed," says the former construction site worker, who lives on the o