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.

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.

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.