Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni plans to sign a very popular bill into law that prescribes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said Friday, in a country where homosexuality already has been criminalized.
Museveni announced his decision to governing party … Read the rest
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has signed a bill banning gay marriage into law.
Jonathan approved a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships earlier this month.
A spokesperson for the president says he signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill … Read the rest
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court’s ruling that had decriminalized gay sex, a surprise setback for the gay-rights movement in this largely conservative country.
In 2009, the Delhi High Court ruled that a 19th-century provision in the … Read the rest
Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE already outlaw homosexuality, but are toughening their stance.
A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to detect homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any … Read the rest
A Russian gold medalist from the Moscow World Athletics Championships on Tuesday said she was insulted by Anglo-Saxon media claims that she had kissed a fellow female athlete on the lips in defiance of Russia’s new law against gay “propaganda”.… Read the rest
Opposition to President Obama’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week as religious organizers stage a “Lunes Negro” or Black Monday protest against James “Wally” Brewster.
If confirmed, Brewster will be the first … Read the rest
By Timothy P. Carney
While raising money for Bill Clinton (who signed the Defense of Marriage Act) in 1992, Rahm Emanuel proclaimed “Gays are the next Jews of fundraising.”
I’m not 100 percent sure what he meant by that, … Read the rest
After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA’s … Read the rest