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The southern African nation of Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex when a high court on Tuesday rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code with roots in colonial... times. Ecstatic activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision, which came less than a month after Kenya’s High Court had upheld...
Australia, Germany and France add to condemnation of sultan's decision to implement sharia law Nations around the world have expressed their dismay over Brunei's plan to bring in the punishment of... death by stoning for adultery and gay sex. The laws were scheduled to be introduced on Wednesday in the tiny south-east Asian kingdom ruled by the all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
No room for 'fashionable' homosexuality and gay priests should be 'impeccably responsible' or leave Pope Francis is "concerned" about what he describes as the "serious issue" of homosexuality, saying... in an interview published on Saturday that being gay is a "fashion" to which the clergy is susceptible. "The issue of homosexuality is a very serious issue that must be adequately discerned from the beginning with the candidates," the pontiff said with regards to would-be priests.
El Salvador's Supreme Court is putting the brakes on a constitutional change that would bar same-sex marriage.
Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex …
Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory.
A Supreme Court case has profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life. The case pits a Denver-area gay couple against a baker who cited his Christian faith in... refusing to make a cake for their wedding celebration. (Dec. 1)
TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images This week, Australians overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing the law to allow same-sex marriage. Despite Australia's role as host of one of the world's largest... LGBTQI pride parades, Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras, it has lagged behind other Western countries on LGBTQI rights, including same-sex marriage. While campaigning for LGBTQI rights has been an uphill battle in Australia and also the US, in 2015 same-sex marriage was legalized by the US Supreme Court in a landmark 5-4 decision. And now, more than two years later, Australia's federal government has pledged to pass legislation before the end of 2017. Here's how Australia's march toward legalizing same-sex marriage compares to the US: The US began moving toward legalizing same-sex marriage...
Nicola Sturgeon will say sorry on behalf of the Scottish government to those convicted under now abolished laws.
Australia's ruling party will attempt to resolve bitter internal differences over gay marriage at a special meeting on Monday aimed at containing a rift that threatens the prime minister's leadership.
50 years after Britain's partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, in eight countries it can still result in death penalty Fifty years after homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales, 72... other countries and territories worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex relationships, including 45 in which sexual relationships between women are outlawed. There are eight countries in which homosexuality can result in a death penalty, and dozens more in which homosexual acts can result in a prison sentence, according to an annual report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
The bill adds "gender identity and gender expression" to the list of federally prohibited grounds for discrimination
In less than 18 months, being gay in Indonesia has gone from widely tolerated to just plain dangerous.
In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal... democracies. In its majority opinion, the court said a provision in the current civil code barring...
The men were found in bed together by vigilantes in a part of Indonesia which practises Islamic law.
LGBT groups say the gay community in Jakarta has been subject to an unprecedented wave of discrimination and attacks Indonesian police have arrested more than 100 men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna... in the capital Jakarta, a day before two men are to be publicly flogged for having same sex relations. Authorities raided what they said was a sex party promoted as 'The Wild One,' held at a sauna and gym venue in Jakarta's north on Sunday evening.
Landmark court case this week is likely to determine the success or failure of draft laws currently before parliament Chi Chia-wei will find out on Wednesday if his decades long fight to make Taiwan... the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage has been a success. Chi, 59, a pioneering Taiwanese gay rights activist, is the celebrated face behind one of the most controversial legal cases the island democracy has seen in recent years, where 14 judges must rule if the civil code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Reports say more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality have been rounded up by police, at least three of them reportedly killed
Hundreds of gay rights activists marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, highlighting the continuing discrimination India's LGBT community faces and demanding the repeal of a law criminalizing …...
African nations sought to suspend the expert's mandate in the U.N.
African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender... identity. …
The Czech government has approved a plan to allow gays and lesbians living in a registered partnership to adopt the children of their partners.
Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences are to receive posthumous pardons - a victory for campaigners for an "Alan Turing law".
The Mexican Soccer Federation says it will appeal a fine imposed by international soccer's governing body over anti-gay chants by fans. It was the third time in 10 months that …
Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said he willingly joined their... protest …