Tag Archive | anti gay laws

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]

Indonesia: Draft Bill With Anti-‘LGBT On TV’ Legislation

Indonesia: Draft Bill With Anti-‘LGBT On TV’ Legislation

Indonesia’s parliament is considering national legislation that would ban lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content from TV screens by the end of the year. The Draft Bill would ban LGBT content and ads, and comes amid police raids on ‘gay spas’. The UN has condemned gay raids in Indonesia, and Egypt, and the bill is not […]

US: Video Company Challenges Law On Serving Gay Couples

US: Video Company Challenges Law On Serving Gay Couples

The husband-and-wife owners of a Christian video and film production company, whose goal is to “glorify God through top-quality media production,” have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Minnesota law requiring them to provide services for same-sex weddings. Minnesota’s attorney general and its commissioner of human rights are named in the suit filed in U.S. […]

Germany To Overturn Gay Convictions

Germany To Overturn Gay Convictions

The convictions of over 50,000 gay German men,  who were prosecuted under a 19th Century law, are to be overturned, according to Germany’s Justice Minister, Heiko Maas. The convictions occurred between 1946 and 1969, and even though the laws against homosexuality were softened in the 1960s, they were not fully repealed until 1994, leaving thousands […]

Russia: Rejection of New Anti-gay And PDA Law By Duma

Russia: Rejection of New Anti-gay And PDA Law By Duma

A bill, drafted by two communist MPs, that proposed fines for PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) between gay men, and a possible prison term for ‘coming out’, has been rejected, after recommendations by the Russian lower house Committee on Constitutional Law.

India: Finance Minister Says Anti-gay Laws Should Be Re-examined

India: Finance Minister Says Anti-gay Laws Should Be Re-examined

In India, New Delhi – born Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley,  has stated that ‘conservative’ and outdated laws against gay relationships should be re-examined by the Supreme Court. At the moment, the anti-gay laws mean that LGBT people can face imprisonment if having gay consensual sex, and discrimination, harassment and condemnation are all part of […]

UN Agencies Want 76 States To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws

UN Agencies Want 76 States To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws

  UN Agencies, 12 of them, have called for 76 states, which have laws criminalising homosexuality, to repeal them now. Although the groups range from those concerned with hunger and poverty to those concerned with refugees and human rights, the agencies are ‘seriously concerned’ at the amount of people all over the world who are […]