Topics :: anti-gay legislation

Zimbabwe Man Scot-Free After Stabbing Alleged Gay Man

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
22-year-old Bongani Phiri was acquitted by a Bulawayo court this week over the stabbing of his acquaintance on Oct. 26, 2013, by claiming that the man was "behaving like a gay."

Cows Aren’t Gay, So People Aren’t Gay, Says Uganda’s First Lady

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
The first lady of virulently anti-gay country Uganda says that homosexuality isn’t natural, arguing that because cows aren’t gay, people can’t be gay, either.

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively: Putin is ’Defender of Human Rights’

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively stepped up to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "defender of true human rights" for his recent decisions to target the LGBT community and to invade Ukraine.

Gay Rights Activist Challenge Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Gay rights activists have banded together to challenge Uganda’s anti-gay law in the Constitutional Court, saying it violates people’s basic human rights.

Miss. Lawmakers Divided Over Arizona-Style Anti-Gay Bill

By Emily Wagner Pettus | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona’s Republican governor.

Uganda May Cut Ties With Church of England Over Gay Rights

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Shortly after Uganda passed the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 (formerly known as the "Kill the Gays Bill"), the country has announced that they may break away from the Church of England over that body’s stance on gay rights.

Touchdown: The NFL Saves Arizona From Itself

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week. Never one to embrace logic, she was presented with a bill that a logical person would simply reject.

Fla. Republican Gov: I’d Veto Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
With Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona’s recent decision to veto a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gays, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott says he would veto anti-gay legislation.

Missouri Legislation Would Refuse Service Based on Religious Beliefs

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Missouri legislators on Monday introduced legislation that would permit business owners to refuse service to LGBTs based on their religious beliefs.

Pressure Mounts Over Arizona’s Gay Discrimination Bill

By Bob Christie | Monday Feb 24, 2014
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians