Uganda constitutional court overturns anti-gay legislation

Uganda constitutional court overturns anti-gay legislation

Gabe Joselow for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Uganda’s Constitutional Court has overturned a controversial anti-homosexuality law that made same sex acts punishable by up to life in prison. While the law was annulled because of procedural errors in its passing, rights groups still hailed the decision as a boost for […]

Uganda LGBTIs report reprisals after passage of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Uganda LGBTIs report reprisals after passage of Anti-Homosexuality Act

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International for WNN Justice (WNN/HRW/AIUK) Kampala, UGANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: A newly released detailed joint statement by human rights watchdog organizations Human Rights Watch, along with Amnesty International, outline the increasing indignities, marginalization, torture and hardship for Uganda’s sexual minorities under the new Anti-Homosexuality Act. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex […]

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTHEASTERN ASIA:  Transgender women in Malaysia have filed a groundbreaking court case challenging a law that prohibits them from expressing their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2014, the Putrajaya Court of Appeal is expected to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws. Three […]

Voices For Causes

Voices For Causes

Zeenab Aneez – Hindu – Monday, 10 February 2014 (originally published 09 Feb) For Amy Ziff (vocals, cello), Alyson Palmer (vocals, electric bass) and Elizabeth Ziff (vocals, guitar) of BETTY, being part of a band has always meant more than playing great music together. The artist-activists were in the city as art envoys of the […]

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Bolstering legal rights for same-sex couples offering lesbian and gay citizens in the U.S. a ‘step-up’ under equality in the courtroom, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will be implementing equality measures for same-sex couples to match current legal rights for hetero-couples in […]

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a statement made recently, President of AJWS – American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger spoke clearly in opposition to Uganda’s new Anti-homosexuality Bill, known by many activists around the world as the ‘Kill-the-Gays’ bill. Although the Ugandan Parliament did not place the death sentence […]

Vatican City continues to censure ‘Equal Rights for All’ including marriage equality

Vatican City continues to censure ‘Equal Rights for All’ including marriage equality

Philip Pullella for TRF – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Vatican City, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: Catholics should not expect quick changes in Church rules against divorce, contraception and gay marriage even if most of them express dissenting views in a global survey, Vatican officials said on Tuesday. The Vatican has sent a 39-question survey to dioceses around […]