Topics :: anti-gay court rulings

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Texas Judge Won’t List Gay Dads on Kids’ Birth Certificates

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
A Texas judge has denied two gay men the right to have their names placed on the birth certificates of their newborn twins, because the couple is married.

Gay Man Sues Hypnosis Clinic For Trying to Turn Him Straight

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 16, 2014
For the first time ever, a Beijing court has agreed to hear the case of a gay man who is suing a Chinese clinic after doctors tried to turn him straight during hypnosis.

Anti-Gay Preacher May Be Charged Under Uganda’s New Law

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa may now be charged under the very same "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that he is trying to promote.

Indian Supreme Court Will Reconsider Colonial-Era Sodomy Law

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
India’s LGBT advocates get a final chance to overturn the colonial-era Section 377 Sodomy Laws.

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."

Gay Men Will All Need Diapers, Says Nigerian Columnist

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Nigerian columnist Benedict Hart publicly voiced his support for the country’s new anti-gay law, saying that too much gay sex will have gay men wearing diapers.

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.

Gay ’Prisoner of Conscience’ Dies In Cameroon

Sunday Jan 12, 2014
A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I’m very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

Anti-Gay India Ruling Sparks San Fran Protests

By Heather Cassell | Thursday Dec 19, 2013
South Asian LGBTs and their allies protested in San Francisco after the Supreme Court in India reinstated a colonial-era anti-gay sodomy law.
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