The country could become a bright spot for LGBT rights in East Africa following a ruling on Friday.
“We’re working with everyone that we can that believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman all around the world,” NOM President Brian Brown told BuzzFeed News.
But a leading advocate for trans rights says it doesn’t mean the government is embracing gay rights.
“If we’re going to stand up for LGBT rights around the world we need to stand up for our own American diplomats and their families,” an LGBT employee organization leader says.
A court ruled Tuesday that the interior minister has the power to protect “the general benefits, religious values, social morals of society and to prevent the spreading of social ills.”
Social conservatives have taken control of Brazil’s Congress and are trying to reverse marriage equality and other progressive victories. BuzzFeed News’ Lester Feder reports from Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.
Canceling a loan to Uganda has had global repercussions, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told BuzzFeed News.
“We have a zero tolerance policy against retaliation in this and every other case,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said during an interview with BuzzFeed News. The employee’s lawyers say the timing of the investigation is suspicious.
“The act is a beacon of hope,” said an European LGBT leader in response to the law passed Wednesday in the Malta, whose Constitution officially deems the country Catholic.
“Queria que os ativistas LGBT deixassem a família em paz”, disse Bolsonaro ao BuzzFeed News. Laerte diz que a medida é importantíssima.
Decisão é um protesto contra o poder da bancada conservadora na comissão, disse o deputado ao BuzzFeed News. Colaborou: Olívia Florência.
In the closing days of the election, President Jonathan’s campaign now wants to draw attention to his support for sweeping anti-LGBT legislation he signed into law.
Europe’s top human rights court sides with a trans man who was denied gender reassignment in Turkey unless he was sterilized.
The vote comes as several other Eastern European nations have passed laws barring same-sex couples to marry.
“What [President] Kim has said about discrimination … all point[s] to the fact that he could take the lead on [human rights] if he wanted to, but so far he hasn’t,” a U.N. human rights rapporteur told BuzzFeed News in Washington.
The arrests suggest police are continuing to aggressively prosecute charges of homosexuality despite embarrassing acquittals in a high-profile case in January.
“Fuera de México, e incluso en el propio México, no se conoce este avance… es muy lento, invisible, pero es irreversible”, dijo a BuzzFeed News el abogado que precipitó la ola de casos que ahora sacuden el país.
“This appointment is really … a way of sending a compelling message: we have a moral obligation to speak out against the persecution and the marginalization of LGBT persons,” Secretary John Kerry said.
“Outside of Mexico, and even inside of Mexico, these advances are not widely known … but it is irreversible,” the lawyer who started the wave of cases now sweeping the country told BuzzFeed News.
“Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally,” said Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the appointment.