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Punishment for discrimination vs race, belief, gender pushed in Senate

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BAM AQUINO. EDWIN BACASAMAS

A bill that seeks to prohibit and penalize discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, HIV status and other medical condition, among others, has been filed at the Senate.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-gay demo in Ethiopia cancelled

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Anti-gay activists in Ethiopia said Thursday they have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in the capital after apparently failing to win support from the government and the powerful Orthodox church.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sex rights still contentious – UN population chief

Babatunde Osotimehin, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director. AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO

The world has changed dramatically since the U.N. population conference in Cairo in 1994 but the U.N. population chief said many issues remain as contentious as they were 20 years ago, including sexual rights, abortion, sex education, lesbian and gay rights, and child marriage.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Uganda’s president to sign anti-gay bill Monday

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni AP FILE PHOTO

Uganda’s president is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay bill that allows harsh penalties for homosexual offenses.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A woman who married a gay man

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A woman should not rush into marriage just because her man is handsome and looking very manly.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Religious freedom bill riles gay rights supporters

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Arizona’s legislature approved a bill Thursday that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others. Democrats called the proposal “state-sanctioned discrimination” and an embarrassment.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill—official

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni AP FILE PHOTO

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life despite international pressure, a government spokesman said Monday.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Methodists in crisis over gay marriage, church law

In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks with reporters after a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials have defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts. The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them. AP

The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russians jailed for stabbing, burning ‘gay man’

Kamchatka

A Russian court on Monday handed down long jail sentences to three men who stabbed and kicked a man they believed to be gay and then set him on fire.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defends Russia’s anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and says Russia needs to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No halt to gay marriages in Utah – federal court

About 1,500 people gather to celebrate marriage equality after a federal judge declined to stay his ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah, at Washington Square just outside of the Salt Lake City and County Building Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Salt Lake City. AP

A federal appeals court has rejected the Utah state government’s request to stop gay marriages in the Mormon-dominated state.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US ‘concern’ over Uganda anti-gay bill

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The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draconian anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda’s parliament.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Judge lets Utah gay marriages continue

Emily Holmes, right, embraces her wife Heather Pope after being married in the lobby of the Salt Lake County offices on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. AP

A federal judge has allowed gay marriage in Utah to continue. Judge Richard Shelby on Monday denied a request by the conservative state that wanted to stop gay marriages until an appeals process plays out.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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