Topics :: anti-gay measures

Uganda Lawmakers Draft Another Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Uganda’s LGBT citizens, lawmakers from the landlocked east Africa country recently drafted another anti-gay law.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Friday Apr 4, 2014
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

Will Another Anti-Gay Law Come to Tanzania?

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Although Tanzania already has an anti-gay law that sentences those found guilty of homosexuality activity to 20 years to life in prison, a member of the East Africa country’s parliament is drafting a new bill that would go further.

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.

Miss. Religious-Practices Bill Goes to Negotiation

Friday Mar 28, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

SD GOP Lawmaker: Businesses Should Be Able to Deny Gays, African-Americans

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A Republican lawmaker from South Dakota is making headlines this week after making racist statements in an interview about an anti-gay measure he introduced.

Lithuania ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Bill Fails to Progress

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
A bill that mirrors Russia’s highly controversial "homosexual propaganda" law failed to get the votes it needed on March 13.

Democratic Republic of Congo MP Promotes Anti-Gay Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
A member of parliament from the Democratic Republic of Congo is pushing for an anti-LGBT bill that mirrors Uganda’s controversial measure that was signed into law last month.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Won’t Seek Third Term

By Astrid Galvan and Bb Christie | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office.