Tag Archive | anti-gay law

Kenya: LGBT hope for court win after India drops anti-gay law

Kenya: LGBT hope for court win after India drops anti-gay law

A battle in Kenya’s courts to throw out a British colonial-era law criminalising gay sex has been reinvigorated, after India scrapped similar legislation in a landmark ruling last week, LGBT rights campaigners said yesterday, Wednesday 12th September. Homosexuality is taboo in the east African nation, and the persecution of sexual minorities is rife. Under sections […]

Singapore: Survey shows majority still support anti-gay law

Singapore: Survey shows majority still support anti-gay law

(Reuters) – A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps, and scrap similar British colonial-era legislation. Previous legal challenges to overturn the ban failed, but a prominent Singapore diplomat called on the gay […]

Russia: Minor appeals ‘gay propaganda’ law fine

Russia: Minor appeals ‘gay propaganda’ law fine

The first Russian minor to be fined under the law against so-called gay propaganda for posting pictures of shirtless men embracing has filed an appeal, his lawyer said on Monday. Maxim Neverov, 16, was fined 50,000 rubles ($760) this month, after a commission on juvenile affairs found him guilty of “promoting non-traditional sexual relationship among […]

India: Supreme Court To Re-examine Validity Of Anti-gay Law (Section 377)

India: Supreme Court To Re-examine Validity Of Anti-gay Law (Section 377)

India’s Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider a 2013 decision, which had criminalised consensual sexual relations between same-sex adults. This is seen as  a victory for equal rights campaigners. Lawyer Anand Grover, who appeared for five members of the LGBT community who had petitioned the court seeking a review of the ban, told the […]

Belize Supreme Court Overturns Anti-gay Law

Belize Supreme Court Overturns Anti-gay Law

In a greatly anticipated Supreme Court oral decision delivered on Wednesday, August 10, the Honorable Chief Justice of Belize, Kenneth Benjamin, ruled that section 53 of the Criminal Code, which outlaws homosexual relations, is inconsistent with the Constitution of Belize. His decision, which has been applauded by the LGBT and human rights community in Belize […]

US: Hundreds of Thousands Call for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law As Legislature Returns

US: Hundreds of Thousands Call for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law As Legislature Returns

Nearly 190,000 signatures demanding the repeal of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT House Bill 2 were delivered to the office of Gov. Pat McCrory yesterday by a collection of civil rights, faith, business, and advocacy groups as the state legislature returns for the first time since it introduced and passed the law limiting legal protections for gay, […]

European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

In a resolution adopted last Thursday (15th) the European Parliament called on Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill which would censor information on LGBTI issues. The draft law would punish those disseminating information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.” The Kyrgyz bill closely resembles the Russian anti-propaganda law, but foresees harsher punishments: persons […]