In Brussels last Friday, Secretary Clinton assured an audience at the European Parliament that “persecution and discrimination against gays and lesbians is something we take very seriously.” It’s time to turn those words into actions.
Last week, the New Mexico Senate voted 25-17 to oppose conferring many of the same rights enjoyed by married couples to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples in a committed relationship.
Colombian LGBT organizations recognized some legal advancement regarding equal rights, but noted that the progress was due to legal demands made by individuals, not a consequence of a public policy or a legislative action.
After a dramatic vote in New Mexico’s Senate Judiciary Committee, domestic partnership legislation moved toward consideration by the full Senate.
The U.S. must squarely face the hypocrisy of countries, like Senegal, that support crucial HIV-prevention efforts for men who have sex with men while simultaneously enforcing laws that criminalize homosexual conduct.
LGBT rights activists marching in Gay Pride Parades in India argued that criminalization of homosexuality is a remnant of colonial rule, and that Hindu mythology recognizes sexual minorities.