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Man Who Killed Two NYC Policemen Gets Death Sentence

By Tom Hays | Tuesday Sep 10, 2013
A former New York City street gang member, after asking for forgiveness, was sentenced to death by lethal injection Tuesday in the execution-style slayings of two police officers in a 2003 gun sting that turned to tragedy.

Execution Set for Ohio Inmate in Gay Bar Killing

Friday Feb 15, 2013
The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2015 execution date for a condemned inmate who killed a man in Cincinnati whom he met in a gay bar in 1985.

French Troops Save 2 Gay Mali Men From Execution

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 6, 2013
French military were able to free two Mali men before they were executed for allegedly having gay sex.

Guyana Seeks Public Opinion on Controversial Laws

By Bert Wilkinson | Thursday Apr 5, 2012
Guyana is launching a national debate on whether to eliminate its death penalty and overhaul laws that discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Neo-Nazi Faces Death Penalty, Says Crimes Spurred by Gender Identity Confusion

Tuesday Jan 12, 2010
The Supreme Court has reinstated for a second time the death sentence of a neo-Nazi convicted of murdering three men in Ohio more than a quarter century ago.

Gay Couple May Face Death Penalty for Fatal Beating

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jan 11, 2010
Two accused killers--a gay couple who claim to be domestic partners--could face the death penalty if convicted in the murder of a woman who was stabbed multiple times and beaten in her mobile home.

Uganda lawmaker refuses to withdraw anti-gay bill

By Godfrey Olukya | Friday Jan 8, 2010
The Ugandan lawmaker who proposed a bill that would give some gays the death penalty said Friday he will refuse any request to withdraw the legislation after a minister said the government would ask him to.

Uganda will ask lawmaker to withdraw anti-gay bill

Friday Jan 8, 2010
A Ugandan minister says the government will ask a lawmaker to withdraw proposed legislation that would give some gays the death penalty.

Ugandan president urges softening of anti-gay bill

By Godfrey Olukya | Thursday Jan 7, 2010
A provision that would impose the death penalty for some gays is likely to be removed from the proposed legislation following opposition from Uganda’s president, the country’s ethics minister said Thursday.

Gay Man’s Killer Gets Death

Tuesday Nov 10, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the death penalty against an Ohio man who killed and mutilated a man he met in a gay bar in 1985, rejecting a claim that his lawyers erred during the sentencing phase of his trial.
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