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Chile: Equal Rights Bill Fast-Tracked Following Beating Death Of Gay Man

LADB Article ID: 78584
Category/Department: Chile
Date: 2012-04-20
By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar

The savage and ultimately fatal beating of a young homosexual man in Chile, allegedly at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis, has triggered a nationwide discussion on gay rights and prompted the government of President Sebastián Piñera to "fast-track" a dusty anti-discrimination law that had languished in Congress for years.

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