A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights
Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.
Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.
Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”
Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris at the weekend to call for the legalisation of gay marriage.
Gay rights activists packed the streets in Paris in support of the motion, two days before a key parliamentary debate of the hugely divisive issue, and comes just two weeks after huge numbers descended on the capital in protest about government plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption.
Police state there were about 125,000 people there on Sunday, whilst organisers put the numbers at around 400,000, which is higher than turn-outs at previous marches, though lower than the one at the march on 13th January which protested against legalisation.
Despite this, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayault has backed the rally, and has said that the outcome of the equality bill is imminent, saying “The law will be passed and with a large majority too.”
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