Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

2015-09-03 20:12

A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds, has been held in contempt of court by a US federal judge and sent to jail.

Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in US state

2015-08-27 14:15

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky country clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Israel Gay Pride stabbing suspect charged with murder

2015-08-24 13:42

Israel has charged an ultra- Orthodox man with murder for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and wounding five others at a Gay Pride parade, as he lashed out at homosexuality in court.

Muslim drag queen braves backlash to inspire gay community

2015-08-24 11:01

Death threats are nothing new for drag queens but the gay Muslim hopes that a documentary about Muslim drag queens will encourage gay British Asians to come out of the closet rather than provoke a backlash against Britain's 'hidden' community.

Australian lawmaker introduces gay marriage bill

2015-08-17 13:06

A maverick lawmaker has broken from conservative government ranks to introduce legislation to parliament that would legalise gay marriage in Australia.

Court: Baker who refused gay wedding cake can't cite beliefs

2015-08-13 22:17

A baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled.

Homophobic attack victims awarded damages in landmark case

2015-08-13 14:48

Two Cape Town lesbians have each been awarded R150 000 in damages for an attack on their dignity in a pub two years ago. WARNING: Article contains strong language.

PM vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists

2015-08-02 22:05

Israel's security cabinet has approved new measures against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.

Jerusalem gay pride attack suspect lashes out in court

2015-07-31 17:00

The ultra-Orthodox Jew accused of stabbing six people at a gay pride march in Jerusalem just weeks after his release from jail for a similar attack lashed out in Israeli court, local media report.

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

2015-07-28 12:02

Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transvestites and transgender people, who are often singled out for taunting and physical and sexual abuse.


Philippine church leaders urge opposition to gay marriage

2015-08-31 14:22

Leaders of the Philippines' dominant Catholic Church have called on individuals and politicians to actively oppose same-sex marriage, after new efforts by activists to have same-sex unions legalised in the conservative nation.

Schools in Australia barred from showing gay film

2015-08-27 09:20

A film about children with same-sex parents has been barred from being shown in public schools throughout Australia's most populous state, despite the documentary makers insisting students will benefit.

US marine admits choking death of Filipina transgender

2015-08-24 12:12

A US Marine stationed in the Philippines has admitted that he choked to death a Filipina transgender inside a motel north of the capital Manila, in a case that reignited tensions about the presence of American troops in the country.

Chelsea Manning guilty of violating military prison rules

2015-08-19 13:49

Soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in a military prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been found guilty of violating jail rules.

Over 60 same-sex couples marry at Puerto Rico wedding

2015-08-17 10:41

Over 60 couples from around the region have gathered in Puerto Rico's capital to exchange vows at a same-sex marriage ceremony.

It was never about money, says lesbian who won damages in court

2015-08-13 20:15

The Western Cape High Court has awarded damages to two Cape Town lesbians, but they say it was never about the money - but rather about highlighting that discrimination is wrong. WARNING: Article contains strong language

Ugandans mark Gay Pride, but stigma tempers joy

2015-08-09 11:01

Several dozen Ugandans have marked Gay Pride, cheering that such a parade could go ahead in a country that only last year tried to impose long jail terms for gay sex.

Girl hurt in Jerusalem gay parade attack dies

2015-08-02 16:58

A teenage girl stabbed by an anti-gay extremist in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade, has died.

Ultra-orthodox Jew stabs 6 at Jerusalem gay parade

2015-07-30 18:36

Six people taking part in a gay parade in Jerusalem, have been stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox Jew, police say.

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

2015-07-28 06:37

The Boy Scouts of America has officially ended its decades-old ban on gay troop leaders, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife.

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