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Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming anti-gay legislation, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on […]

Brunei: Many businesses cut ties over anti-gay death penalty

Brunei: Many businesses cut ties over anti-gay death penalty

Travel agents, London’s transport network, and finance houses were among a rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei, to protest over the Sultanate’s introduction of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery. The small Muslim-majority former British protectorate on April 3 rolled out further Islamic Sharia laws, […]

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate with a population of around 400,000, will implement the Sharia laws from April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with the death penalty, including […]

LGBT Donor Conference Pulled from Brunei-Owned Hotel Over Anti-Gay Laws

LGBT Donor Conference Pulled from Brunei-Owned Hotel Over Anti-Gay Laws

A major American LGBT conference, which was scheduled to take place in May, was moved from a Brunei-owned hotel in California, in protest at Brunei’s attitudes against homosexuality. OutGiving, a group of philanthropes who fund LGBT groups and organisations, had intended to hold their ‘Winning the Heartland’ conference in the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, […]