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19:19 | 21st October 2017

News: World

Mon 19 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


We say no to gay rights, We will not listen to those advocating for their rights in the new constitution

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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

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


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

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.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

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.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

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!”


Mugabe says no to gay rights

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said the country will not listen to those who want gay rights to be mentioned in a draft of the new constitution, state media reported on Sunday.

"We say no to gay rights, We will not listen to those advocating for their rights in the new constitution," said Mugabe while addressing an Apostolic Church gathering in the country's eastern Marange district.

Zimbabwe is drafting a new constitution to pave the way for new elections, following disputed 2008 polls that led to the creation of a unity government between rivals Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai.

Homosexuality is illegal in Zimbabwe and the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association suffers police harassment.



Two GALZ employees are currently facing charges of breaching censorship laws after a pornographic video disc and booklets were allegedly found in their offices during a police raid in May.

Neighbouring South Africa is the only nation in southern Africa that gives equal rights to gays.

In Malawi, a couple was jailed in December after holding the country's first same-sex wedding and they were later pardoned by President Bingu Wa Mutarika following global condemnation.

 

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