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Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

May 11, 2012


By PETER BAKERPublished: May 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen […]

Indonesia Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

May 9, 2012


Kafil Yamin | May 09, 2012 The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against women (CEDAW) has become uncertain after falling afoul of powerful Islamist groups. No fewer than six major Islamic organizations have formally objected to […]

The Word on Women – Lesbians strive to end economic, social discrimination

April 23, 2012


By Lisa Anderson23-04-2012 Lesbians Da Na (R) and Bu Xiu (not their real names) pose for their wedding photographs on Valentine’s Day at Qianmen street in Beijing February 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee ISTANBUL (TrustLaw) – Discrimination hurts many women economically and socially, but it has an even greater and sometimes dangerous impact on lesbians, according […]

Muslim lesbian couple fight deportation

March 28, 2012


By Tom Godfrey, QMI AGENCY TORONTO – A Muslim lesbian couple who claim they will be killed if deported to their native Israel due to their sexuality is being given a second chance to remain in Canada. Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, of Toronto, arrived in Canada from Tel Aviv in 2007 and filed unsuccessful […]

Anti-Discrimination Bill Fast-Tracked After Brutal Gay Bashing

March 22, 2012


By Marianela Jarroud SANTIAGO, Mar 21, 2012 (IPS) – “We shouldn’t have to live in fear. We’re citizens and voters of Chile, we have jobs, and yet we live in daily fear of being attacked,” said 33-year-old Carla Oviedo, a victim of discrimination on the grounds of her sexual orientation. In 2010, after she had […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012


March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

Gender stereotypes, miscommunication can hinder relationships among people of all gender identifications and sexual orientations

February 29, 2012


Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Sophomore Ray George’s relationship with his girlfriend started in a bit of an unconventional way. “I actually didn’t ask my girlfriend [out] on our first date,” George said. “She asked me out first.” Marissa Oehlhof, an instructor in the Psychology department, said one of the traditional gender stereotypes is for […]