Tag Archive | anti-gay legislation

US: Anti-LGBT adoption bill latest in legislative bigotry for some Georgia state lawmakers

US: Anti-LGBT adoption bill latest in legislative bigotry for some Georgia state lawmakers

On February 23, the Georgia State Senate passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to work with same-sex couples. The bill, SB 375, passed the senate 35 to 19 along party lines. While the bill’s sponsors and supporters claim SB 375 is about religious liberty, opponents say it will lead to state-sanctioned […]

Indonesia: Criminal code revamp plan sends chill through LGBT community

Indonesia: Criminal code revamp plan sends chill through LGBT community

(Reuters) – Zulfikar Fahd, an openly gay man, says he flew from Indonesia to Canada late last month and claimed asylum on grounds that he faced discrimination and persecution in his home country, which is poised to criminalise same-sex relations and consensual sex outside marriage. Fahd, 30, who had worked in public relations, said he […]

US: HRC Horror re Proposed Egyptian Anti-LGBTQ and Allies Legislation

US: HRC Horror re Proposed Egyptian Anti-LGBTQ and Allies Legislation

On Thursday (26th October), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, expressed horror over the news that a group of Egyptian lawmakers have proposed a broad anti-LGBTQ law criminalizing LGBTQ people and allies. “In the past two months, more than 60 LGBTQ Egyptians have been […]

Malawi: Judgment In Hate Speech Case Reserved

Malawi: Judgment In Hate Speech Case Reserved

Malawi’s Chief Justice, Andrew Nyirenda, has reserved judgment in the hate speech case against Ken Msonda, ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician, according to Shehnilla Mohamed, of Outright Action International (formerly International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission). Mohamed states: “Malawian activists, Gift Trapence, who heads the Centre for the Development of people (CEDEP) and […]

US: Anti-Equality Lawmakers in South Dakota Target Transgender Students

US: Anti-Equality Lawmakers in South Dakota Target Transgender Students

On 22 January, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBT organisation, strongly condemned proposed discriminatory legislation targeting transgender students in South Dakota. Scheduled for a hearing today (25 Jan) in the House State Affairs committee, HB 1008 seeks to prevent transgender students in public schools from using restrooms or locker rooms that are consistent with their […]

Italy: Senators Call For Anti-gay Measures Ahead Of Civil Unions Debate

Italy: Senators Call For Anti-gay Measures Ahead Of Civil Unions Debate

In a move which would rival Russia’s anti-gay legislation, some of Italy’s Catholic senators have called for an amendment to be included in a civil unions bill, which would require LGBT couples with children to prove that they had not obtained them by surrogacy, or face a prison term. The Catholic senators, from the Democratic […]

60 People Arrested at Kenyan Nightclub for ‘Suspected Homosexuality’

60 People Arrested at Kenyan Nightclub for ‘Suspected Homosexuality’

  About sixty people were arrested by Kenyan police recently at a nightclub in Nairobi, and were detained at the Central Police Station in the city for ‘suspected homosexuality’. Patrons of the Envy nightclub in central Nairobi were arrested by Kenyan authorities over the weekend according to local media, who claim that the reason for […]