Topics :: anti-gay laws

Uganda President Not Keen on Rushing Anti-Gay Law

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
A lawmaker with Uganda's ruling party says President Yoweri Museveni is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month.

Uganda President Not Keen on Rushing Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month, saying the measure is not a priority and could hurt the country's economic development.

Ugandan Lawmakers in Campaign to Revive Anti-Gay Law

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to reintroduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and have it passed within weeks.

Uganda President: We Were Not Forced to Drop Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 4, 2014
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday that the East African country was not forced to nix its highly controversial anti-gay law last week because of an upcoming Africa-U.S. summit.

Uganda Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

Uganda Court to Rule on Legality of Anti-Gay Law

By Rodney Muhumuza | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum.

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 11, 2014
When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against.

Uganda Anti-Gay Ruling Criticized As 'Flawed'

Friday Jul 11, 2014
Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Italian MP Gianluca Buonanno :: Gay Kissing a No-No

By EDGE | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A proposal has been put forth by Gianluca Buonanno, MP and MEP for Italy's right-wing Northern League Party, to make all same-sex kissing and displays of affection in public punishable by a fine of $680.