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US Supreme Court ruling argument for LGBT+ rights – experts

US Supreme Court ruling argument for LGBT+ rights – experts

The US Supreme Court decision that gay and trans people are legally protected from discrimination will have “enormous” implications for LGBT+ rights cases, experts say, possibly helping to end a ban on trans soldiers serving in the military. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

US Supreme Court rules workers can’t be fired for being LGBT+

US Supreme Court rules workers can’t be fired for being LGBT+

A US Supreme Court ruling protecting gay and trans people from discrimination at work was hailed by LGBT+ groups on Monday as the nation’s most significant moment in the fight for equal rights since same-sex marriage was legalised five years ago. In a 6-3 decision, the nation’s top court decided gay and transgender people are […]

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine should reform its laws to combat homophobic hate crimes and Albania should give more rights to same-sex couples and trans people, a top European rights body said on Wednesday, amid a backlash against LGBT+ rights in Eastern Europe. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), part of the Council of Europe, renewed a […]

Survey: Most LGBT+ Europeans fear holding partner’s hand in public

Survey: Most LGBT+ Europeans fear holding partner’s hand in public

Six in 10 LGBT+ Europeans would not hold a same-sex partner’s hand in public, for fear of harassment or assault, according to a major study published on Thursday. The survey of nearly 140,000 people found progress on tackling anti-LGBT+ discrimination had largely stalled in recent years, and in some areas appears to be sliding backwards.

US: Rights groups seek LGBT+ protection in coronavirus response

US: Rights groups seek LGBT+ protection in coronavirus response

More than 180 rights groups on Monday asked the US Congress to take steps to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the community faces long-standing bias in health care that has left them wary of seeking help. In a letter, the coalition called upon Democratic and Republican party leaders in the […]

Singapore: Anti-gay law upheld by court

Singapore: Anti-gay law upheld by court

(Reuters) – Singapore’s high court today upheld a law that criminalises sex between men, dismissing three appeals that argued it was unconstitutional, although prosecutions under the law are rare. The ruling follows challenges last year to the colonial-era law, a thorny issue in the socially conservative city-state, where repeal efforts failed in 2014, though activists were […]

COVID-19: UN Warns Against Human Rights Abuses During Emergency

COVID-19: UN Warns Against Human Rights Abuses During Emergency

UN human rights experts* have urged States to avoid overreach of security measures in their response to the coronavirus outbreak and reminded them that emergency powers should not be used to quash dissent. “While we recognise the severity of the current health crisis and acknowledge that the use of emergency powers is allowed by international […]

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

Swiss voters back anti-homophobia law, projection shows

(Reuters) – A Swiss referendum on Sunday cleared the way for the country to close a loophole in LGBT rights, by extending anti-racism laws to cover sexual orientation, a widely used projection showed. Conservative Switzerland, unlike many of its western European neighbours, does not yet have laws that specifically protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Goldman Sachs sued for anti-gay bias

Goldman Sachs sued for anti-gay bias

(Reuters) – A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc vice president has renewed his lawsuit, accusing the Wall Street bank of firing him after he complained about being discriminated against because he was gay. William Littleton filed his complaint in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday, consolidating New York and federal civil rights claims he had previously […]

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday. From grade seven, around age 13, modules covering sexual orientation and gender identity will be part of sex education in schools, said Yung Kunthearith, deputy […]