Kyrgyzstan to vote on controversial anti-gay law

2015-02-26 09:51

Kyrgyzstan is set to vote on a controversial bill that would make it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail to present gay relationships in a positive way in the ex-Soviet state.

US official ordered to issue gay marriage licenses

2015-02-13 13:31

A federal US judge has ordered an Alabama official to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in compliance with an earlier order.

Alabama becomes 37th US state to legalise gay marriage

2015-02-09 12:28

Alabama is set to become the 37th state to legalise same sex marriages, despite the state's chief justice’s last-minute bid to keep the weddings on hold.

Man thrown off building, then stoned for ‘being gay’

2015-02-03 15:10

A Syrian man has been thrown off a building in Raqqa by ISIS militants for having a ‘homosexual affair’, and was then stoned to death by a crowd after he survived the fall. WARNING: Images could offend sensitive viewers.

Nigeria's Sharia cops arrest 12 over 'gay wedding'

2015-01-27 18:19

Twelve young men have been arrested in the north Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a gay wedding, the Islamic law-enforcement agency says.

Botswana govt to appeal homosexuality case

2015-01-19 12:45

The Botswana government is appealing a high court case which gave Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana the right to register as an organisation, court records show.

Gay marriage issue could miss crucial deadline in US

2015-01-16 11:02

Time is running out for the US Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends.

New LA law requires gender-neutral restrooms

2015-01-14 11:14

West Hollywood plans to enforce a new law requiring gender-neutral restrooms to, among other reasons, accommodate new ideas of gender identity.

Same-sex couples wed in Florida as gay marriage ban ends

2015-01-06 12:41

Scores of same-sex Florida couples have tied the know after the state’s ban on gay marriage ended.

Egyptian gays living in fear under Sisi regime

2015-01-02 16:24

Since the night police stormed into a Cairo bathhouse and dragged out a group of near-naked men, gays in Egypt fear a widening police crackdown on homosexuals.


Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

2015-02-20 12:31

A lesbian couple has wedded in the capital of fiercely conservative Texas, defying a state-wide ban on gay marriage after being granted a license under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer.

Nepal committee calls for legalising same-sex marriage

2015-02-10 16:37

Nepal should legalise same-sex marriage, a committee charged with implementing a Supreme Court order to improve the country's gay rights record says.

Gay Ugandans launch magazine to 'reclaim stories'

2015-02-09 09:57

Uganda's gay community is fighting back against the countries harsh laws against homosexuality by launching a new magazine, Bombastic, to be published and distributed privately.

Little being done to improve human rights in SA

2015-01-29 19:22

South Africa has done very little in the past year to improve human rights, the Human Rights Watch says.

Ireland set to cast off anti-gay prejudice

2015-01-27 14:01

Ireland is set to vote on a referendum to allow same sex marriages, with the vast majority in favour of allowing the once controversial move to be passed into law in the conservative country.

Belgian bishop refuses gay award

2015-01-19 09:20

A Belgian bishop has distanced himself from an award given by a gay rights group after he called on the Catholic Church to 'respect' divorced people and homosexuals.

Austria's ban on gay adoption overturned

2015-01-14 17:58

Austria's highest court has overturned a law that prevents same-sex couples from adopting children, bringing it into line with many European countries.

UN chief slams 'intolerant' India over gay sex ban

2015-01-13 11:45

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has accused India of fomenting intolerance with its ban on gay sex amid uproar over a ruling party minister’s plans to make homosexuals "normal".

Defence lawyers criticise Egypt bathhouse trial

2015-01-05 08:45

Defence lawyers for 26 men on trial in Egypt after being arrested in a televised raid by police officers looking for gays at a public bathhouse, have criticised the prosecution’s case, saying it is based on a faulty investigation.

Judge allows gay marriages to begin across Florida

2015-01-02 12:00

A federal judge in north Florida has ruled that county clerks must issue marriage licences to all same-sex couples who request them starting 6 January.

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