Category Archives: Anti-LGBT laws and legislation

Hurrah! Indian Supreme Court will review anti-gay law

The Indian Supreme Court today agreed to a review of its own 2013 decision that had reinstated India’s colonial-era anti-LGBT law. The sodomy law, known as Section 377, had been overturned by the Delhi High Court in 2009. A five-judge … Continue reading

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Eager anticipation of Indian court action on anti-gay law

LGBTI activists are eagerly anticipating tomorrow’s Indian Supreme Court hearing on Section 377, the country’s colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality. These are excerpts from advance coverage: The 377 Battle: The Court Awakens By Siddharth Narrain (Gaylaxy) The court hearing comes just … Continue reading

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India’s top court will tackle sodomy law

BuzzFeed reports: India’s Supreme Court has scheduled a new hearing in the challenge to the country’s law criminalizing homosexuality, a member of the legal team challenging the law confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Thursday. The lawyer, who declined to comment … Continue reading

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Belarus weighs Russia-style anti-‘gay propaganda’ law

The U.S.-based advocacy organization Human Rights First warns of threatened restrictions on the human rights of LGBT people in Belarus. In a commentary titled, “Homophobic Legislation Threatens LGBT Community in Belarus”, Belarus activist Slava Bortnik writes: Homophobic Legislation Threatens LGBT … Continue reading

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New anti-gay bill falters in Russian parliament

The Moscow Times reported: The State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building has rejected a bill that would make it illegal to come out as gay in Russia, the Interfax news agency reported Monday. Dmitry Vyatkin, the deputy … Continue reading

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Amnesty plea: Six men free on bail, but in grave danger

Amnesty International is seeking international support for its plea that six Tunisian students be cleared of homosexuality charges. The organization also seeks an investigation into the students’ reports that they were tortured in prison before being released on bail. Amnesty’s … Continue reading

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Russia will vote on jail time for LGBT affection in public

Human Rights Watch researcher Tanya Cooper writes: Dispatches: Jail Time for Being Gay in Russia Russia is again making media headlines for all the wrong reasons. On January 19, parliament will hold the first reading of another abusive homophobic law, … Continue reading

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