Tag Archive | anti-gay law
Gabon has passed an anti-gay law, becoming the 70th country to do so, an official confirmed, as the global pace of reform falters. The central African country banned “sexual relations between people of the same sex” in a new penal code earlier this year, according to copies of the law online.
As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to [an anti-gay law] LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be delivered, so similar reforms can be triggered across other parts of Asia. Like many other former British colonies, Singapore has retained an old [anti-gay law] which was scrapped […]
(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple, challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings, which they say violates their Christian beliefs. In a 2-1 decision, the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota, said Angel and Carl Larsen […]
US businesses with federal government contracts would be allowed not to hire LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds, under a proposed rule announced on Wednesday by the US Department of Labor. The policy change would state that government contractors, including universities, hospitals and corporations, can claim religious exemptions in employment decisions, if they can produce evidence […]
The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing “retrograde” anti-gay legislation. The Muslim-majority sultanate has drawn global condemnation from the United Nations, governments, and a host of celebrities, for introducing the latest stage of Sharia laws on April 3. It began rolling out the Islamic criminal laws in 2014. The resolution adopted by […]
(Reuters) – Hundreds of people rallied outside the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel in London on Saturday, in protest at new anti-gay laws in Brunei, that punish homosexuality, adultery and rape with the death penalty. Brunei’s state-owned investment agency BIA owns the Dorchester Collection hotel group, which features luxury venues such as the Dorchester, the Beverly Hills […]
The British government and European Union politicians called on Brunei on Friday to abandon plans to impose the death penalty for gay sex or adultery, while actor, George Clooney, urged a boycott of hotels owned by the Southeast Asian country. Brunei in 2014 introduced Islamic criminal law, with fines or jail for offences like pregnancy […]