Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 — legislation that could see gays and lesbians punished with life sentences and even execution — has not gone away. Reports suggest it will go before Ugandan Parliament before the end of 2012. The plain facts of the bill have not changed since MP David Bahati first proposed the laws in […]
The UK’s Minister of State for Care Services has told Parliament the British government does not condone the idea of a “gay cure.” Asked for the government’s official position on the practise of therapy to change sexual orientation, Norman Lamb, a Liberal Democrat health minister in the UK’s Conservative-Liberal coalition, replied: The Department of Health […]
Democrats retain the Senate, Tammy Baldwin (out lesbian) won in Wisconsin and a lot more. I’m sure other more political oriented blogs will bloviate, but this is one citizen who is happy.
A psychologist and one-time Exodus* counsellor has told the Brisbane Times, Australia, has denounced the ex-gay movement, saying he walked away 25 years ago because it forced gay men into “living an even greater lie” that hurt themselves and their families. Paul Martin, now an equal rights activist and head of the Centre for Human […]
I’m not a soldier, and I never have been. But I’m guessing if you have the mental and physical strength to protect lives and take lives while preserving your own life in the face of constant deadly danger most of us will never experience, you also have whatever it takes to share close quarters with […]
Minnesota Christian therapist Marcus Bachmann, the husband of Republican presidential runner Michele Bachman, is a spokesman for anti-gay and ex-gay causes. In a 2010 radio interview replayed widely this week Dr Bachmann expresses his homophobic views quite clearly: We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. And just because […]
(Scroll down for 06/24/11 update) Canada’s official party of opposition has voted unanimously to oppose tax-exempt charity status for ex-gay groups such as Exodus Global Alliance. The federal New Democratic Party, better known simply as the NDP, adopted the resolution at its convention in Vancouver, BC, last weekend. Delegate Michael McLaughlin introduced it thus: Delegates, […]
Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator for Wyoming, told Hardball‘s Chris Matthews how it is on homophobia in the GOP: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gSxCYlvbKs[/youtube] Tip of the hat to Towleroad.
The US government has announced that it is no longer prepared to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. The act enshrined in US federal law the definition of marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. DOMA has been one of the chief weapons of anti-marriage-equality campaigners. Associated Press says the policy […]