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April 20, 2014

'The bill will create more problems than it will solve by telling some Louisianians that their belief system is not full equal'

The legislature in Louisiana is considering making the Bible the state's official book.

On 10 April, a committee in the southern US state's House of Representatives passed the bill 8 to 5.

According to National Public Radio the legislation, which is ready for consideration by the full House, was supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

April 2, 2014

Two Nigerian men that were accused of being homosexuals have been acquitted by an Islamic court due to a lack of evidence against them

Two men who were accused of having gay sex have been acquitted by a Nigerian Islamic court because the judge decided there was insufficient evidence to convict them.

The men were part of a group who were arrested late last year after they were accused of belonging to a gay club.

The men were arrested after locals raided a home in the city of Bauchi that they believed was being frequented by homosexuals.

March 8, 2014

Human rights groups have called the campaign against the former deputy prime minister politically motivated

A Malaysian court on Friday overturned an earlier acquittal and sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail on sodomy charges, ending his hopes of contesting a local by-election this month.

In 2008, Anwar was charged for having sex with a male aide. He was acquitted in 2012 by a High Court citing a lack of evidence. The government later appealed the court’s ruling.

January 28, 2014

Daily Telegraph publishes rant by UKIP donor Demetri Marchessini claiming there is no such word as 'homophobic'

A British newspaper has printed a ‘bizarre’ advert attacking a columnist for her pro-gay views.

The Daily Telegraph published the open letter from UKIP donor Demetri Marchessini about Times writer Libby Purves, who discussed her views about Russia’s gay propaganda laws in a recent column.

‘What Miss Purves and many others cannot grasp is the fact that when our government made homosexuality legal, it did not make it moral,’ Marchessini argues.

‘How can anybody, less alone Miss Purvis (sic), tell people what they should think about homosexuality?’

January 14, 2014

Ivan Okhlobystin, who also called on Putin to make homosexuality illegal, was called on to be fired by thousands who signed an internet petition

A Russian actor who wanted gay people to be burned alive in ovens has resigned from a leading post after the backlash.

Ivan Okhlobystin, who has also called on Putin to make homosexuality illegal, has retired from his creative director position at Euroset, Russia’s largest mobile phone retailer.

‘Given the incessant threats, provocations and insults from the sodomites in respect of my friends, associates and their familes, I have insisted I should resign,’ he said.

January 9, 2014

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality head Peter LaBarbera has claimed that children would be better raised by a single parent than by a gay or lesbian couple during an appearance on the Alan Colmes Show

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality head Peter LaBarbera has claimed that kids do better off being raised by a single parent than when they are raised by same-sex couples during an appearance on Fox News Radio.

‘I tend to think they’d be better off in a single-parent household because you’re not modeling homosexual behavior,’ LaBarbera told radio host Alan Colmes yesterday.

‘When you have two men raising a young child, that child grows up learning dysfunction and a sexual perversion as normal. He’s learning a sexual perversion as normality.’

December 18, 2013

Christian Concern's Andrea Minichiello Williams made a speech in Jamaica saying Tom Daley would still be straight if his father did not die of a brain tumour

The Church of England has openly condemned a British bishop who urged Jamaica to keep a law criminalizing homosexuality.

Andrea Minichiello Williams, founder of the United Kingdom’s Christian Concern, has travelled to Jamaica in order to congratulate the island nation on fending of foreign pressure to repeal the ban on gay sex.

She speaking at a conference organized by the Jamaican Coalition for a Healthy Society and the Christian Lawyers’ Association in Kingston.

December 11, 2013

The Supreme Court of India has set aside a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that legalized homosexuality, passing the issue back to lawmakers to deal with in a major setback for LGBTI rights in India

India’s Supreme Court has found the country’s colonial era Section 377 anti-sodomy law legal – potentially seeing a return to the criminalization of India’s LGBTI community.

The Supreme Court justices said that Indian society was not yet ready for the law to be repealed and handed the issue back to lawmakers to deal with.

'It is for the legislature to look into desirability of deleting section 377,' Supreme Court justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya ruled.

October 21, 2013

Sunday Pepper newspaper publishes salacious account of police arresting a ‘bum-shafting duo’ who allegedly lure young men into sex films

Ugandan police have allegedly arrested a gay couple on suspicion of getting young men to be videoed having gay sex with them.

The men were apparently caught after one of them, a 65-year-old British former banker, reported thieves who broke into his house.

The alleged thieves claimed they had never staged the break-in and instead had just turned him down for sex.

The Sunday Pepper newspaper, part of the homophobic Red Pepper group, published the claims yesterday (20 September).

September 17, 2013

Amnesty International has demanded the release of two Zambian men accused of sodomy who were tortured in custody

Two Zambian men will have to wait to discover if they will spend 14 years in jail over sodomy charges after the prosecution delayed their court case.

Philip Mubiana and James Mwape have been in custody since 6 May this year and were due to appear in court yesterday (16 September).

The new date of the hearing has yet to be announced.

This comes a week after Amnesty International demanded the ‘unconditional’ and immediate release of the two men, who, if convicted under the Zambian sodomy laws, could face 14 years in jail.

August 13, 2013

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has encouraged opponents of same-sex marriage to embrace the term sodomy in their campaigns – saying it is an ugly word for ugly things

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has encouraged opponents of same-sex marriage to refer to same-sex love as ‘sodomy’ and said he refers to same-sex marriages as ‘sodomy-based marriages.

‘I refer to homosexual marriage as sodomy-based marriage,’ Fischer said in a broadcast of his internet show Focal Point posted to YouTube by RightWingWatch.org.

July 16, 2013

A leading Jamaican Christian thinker has reminded his countrymen that Jamaica is not a theocracy in response to a constitutional challenge to the island’s anti-buggery law

The Rev Dr Clinton Chisholm has called on Jamaicans to be more tolerant of homosexuals as a constitutional challenge to the country’s colonial era sodomy laws proceeds.

‘Since we are not in a theocracy, it should not surprise or shock us that some persons choose to think and live contrary to what we Christians regard as God's way,’ Clinton wrote in an opinion column in Jamaica’s The Gleaner newspaper.

June 28, 2013

Mounir Baatour, Liberal Party leader, has been found guilty of sodomy after being jailed for nearly three months, human rights groups criticize the ruling saying anti-gay legislation is used as a moral and political weapon  

Mounir Baatour, a political party leader and lawyer was found guilty of ‘sodomy’ with a 20 year old man.

Baatour was sentenced to three months in prison by the court of first instance in Tunis.

The judge found him guilty of violating article 230 of the Tunisian Criminal Code that makes consensual gay sex a criminal offence punishable between six months up to three years imprisonment.

June 23, 2013

The judicial philosophy of  Supreme Court Justice Scalia does not include privacy rights for consensual sodomy

In a recent speech, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia repeated his resistance to the famous case that struck down anti-sodomy laws.

On Friday (21 June) the justice spoke to the North Carolina Bar Association. He told the 400 people crowd his speech was titled Mullahs of the West: Judges as Moral Arbiters. While focusing on his judicial philosophy, the justice repeated severe misgivings about a 2003 case.

June 19, 2013

Religious groups in Jamaica unite to say allowing adult gay sex in private would harm children, spread HIV, and prevent Christians from disagreeing with LGBT rights

Javed Jaghai has so enraged previously conflicting religious groups in Jamaica they have done the unthinkable; unite!

In the first-ever domestic legal challenge to the island’s anti-sodomy law, AIDS-Free World’s lawyers, Anika Gray and I (Maurice Tomlinson), will be representing Javed, a young gay man who was kicked out of his home by his landlady when she discovered his sexual orientation.

April 15, 2013

A religious court in Saudi Arabia had a Yemeni national executed and crucified for robbing, raping and then killing a Pakistani migrant worker

A religious court in Saudi Arabia has executed and crucified a Yemeni man who robbed, raped and killed a Pakistani male migrant worker.

Saudi Arabia’s ministry of interior released a statement saying Mohammed Rashad Hussein, a Yemeni national, has been executed and crucified.

He was accused of murdering Sayed Khan, a Pakistani migrant worker.

He attacked him, stole from him and raped him before killing him.

March 20, 2013

'Equality House' has been painted in LGBT rainbow across street from church in Kansas

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church claims to like the LGBT rainbow home that is now across the street from them in Topeka, Kansas.

'We thank God for the Sodomite Rainbow House,' the church said in a statement today. 'It is right across the street from the ONLY church that loves people enough to tell them the Bible truth about the filthy, soul-damning, nation-destroying sin of sodomy...The Sodomite Rainbow house helps shing a bright spotlight on this!'

March 13, 2013

A US federal appeals court ruled that Virginia’s anti-sodomy law is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court invalidated Virginia’s law prohibiting sodomy (anal and oral sex) ruling that is unconstitutional.

The three-judge panel of the 4th US circuit court of appeals ruled yesterday (12 March) that the law against oral and anal sex violates the constitution’s due process clause.

December 11, 2012

Supreme Court justice has been consistantly anti-gay in his rulings

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, already well known for his opposition to LGBT legal cases, this week defended his comparison between having a moral objection to sodomy and having a moral objection toward things like bestiality or murder.

'If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against these other things?' Scalia said during a lecture at Princeton University on Monday (10 December).

November 25, 2012

Open letter by LGBT rights activist Maurice Tomlinson to Jamaican minister of justice about the delayed review of the country's anti-buggery law

Open Letter to Jamaica's minister of justice, The Honourable Mark Golding regarding the delayed review of the country's anti-buggery law.

Dear Honourable Minister Golding,

I read with dismay, but not surprise, that the government of Jamaica has put the issue of the promised review of the anti-sodomy law on hold, perhaps indefinitely.

November 1, 2012

A hotel manager has pleaded not guilty to charge of  acting ‘against the order of nature’ but is still in custody

A Belgian man pleaded not guilty to acting ‘against the order of nature’ (sodomy) in court in Zambia on Tuesday (30 October).

During the jury trial the man, a hotel manager living in the southern city of Livingstone, was accused of committing sodomy between March 2011 and January 2012 with a local man.

The accused’s lawyer applied for bail saying:

‘My client has been very cooperative from the time the matter was reported and he is able to raise sureties who are resident in Livingstone.’

May 12, 2012

Iran court sentence four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy.

Four men named 'Saadat Arefi', 'Vahid Akbari', 'Javid Akbari' and 'Houshmand Akbari' are due to be executed shortly after their verdict was approved recently by high court judges, according to a report from the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.

The four men are said to be from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province of Iran.

April 26, 2012

'Gangster' accused of gay sex executed in public in Fars Province, Iran

A young man known by the initials CH M was hanged publicly in Marwdasht, Fars Province, Iran, for allegedly engaging in 'sodomy' with another man.

Speaking with the Iranian Fars News Agency, Gholamhossein Chamansara, the Attorney General of Marwdasht, reported that the death penalty was given to the man - whose exact age is not known - due to his 'despicable act' that contradicted Sharia Muslim laws.

March 31, 2012

Photo evidence surfaces that cruise couple were having public sex

It's been a difficult end of the month for John Hart and Dennis Mayer.

The Palm Springs couple were arrested last week in a port in the Caribbean island of Dominica. They were  on a Celebrity Summit cruise ship organized by West Hollywood-based Atlantis Event. Military police put the pair in handcuffs on suspicion of indecent exposure and sodomy.