The Delhi High Court Friday granted a last opportunity to the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to three separate pleas, including by two couples, seeking that same-sex marriage be recognised by law.
Human rights groups on Wednesday condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a strict Christian conservative viewpoint to the legal definition of a family.
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Budapest, Hungary | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
With Poland under mounting international criticism for its treatment of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accused Staszewski of carrying out a “hoax” that has led some to believe that Poland has a human rights problem.
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Warsaw, Poland | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against LGBT workers.
LGBT activists in Myanmar campaigning to decriminalise same-sex relations are urging thousands of people to paint their little finger pink as they try to highlight the issue ahead of elections later this year.
Extending support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Priya Dutt, the Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central constituency, on Sunday said she would push for formation of a dedicated cell in the party for the community.
In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as ‘manifestly arbitrary’.
The Supreme Court read down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalising consensual gay sex on Thursday. In four separate but concurring verdicts, the bench headed by Chief Justice of India, ruled that the section failed to make a distinction between consensual and non-consensual acts. “Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights,” said Chief Justice Dipak Misra, as he read out the operative portion of the top court’s verdict that struck down Section 377 to the extent that it penalised consensual sexual relationship between two adults.Here are the live updates:
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha and Ashok Bagriya
Conversion therapy seeking to “cure” people of their homosexual inclinations is based on the idea that being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is a mental condition that can be “reversed” with counselling and other measures.
The Delhi High Court in 2009 had legalised homosexual acts among consenting adults holding that the 149-year-old law making it a criminal offence is violative of the fundamental rights and making it not punishable.
Updated on May 01, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India