LGBT Law

LGBT Law

Updated Transgender Law Takes Effect in The Netherlands

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The law allows transgender people to change the gender designation on identity papers and eliminates requirements to take hormones and undergo surgery. ...
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Two Openly Gay Judicial Nominees Confirmed on the Same Day

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President Obama has now appointed more female judges than any other President, breaking the record previously set by President Clinton. ...
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Michigan Senate Confirms First Openly Lesbian Federal Judge

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Before becoming the federal judge presiding over the Eastern District, Judith Levy was the Civil Rights Unit Chief for the Eastern District of Michigan. ...
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Russia: Drinking, Gambling More Accepted Than Homosexuality

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In Russia, homosexuality tops the list of unacceptable behaviors even in comparison to other controversial issues, such as abortion and alcohol consumption. In fact, extramarital affairs (69 percent unacceptable) and gambling (62 percent) are the only other issues tested that are frowned upon by a majority of the Russian people. ...
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AT&T on Olympics: ‘This was a Pretty Easy Call’

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AT&T said it was responding to a request from the Human Rights Campaign, which urged International Olympic Committee sponsors to stand up for LGBT equality. ...
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Mayor Pakhomov: There Are No Gay People in Sochi

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“It’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live,” he said. “We do not have them in our city.” ...
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IKEA: ‘We Support the Human Rights of All People’

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IKEA U.S. Corporate Headquarters were bombarded with members of the LGBT community and 45,000 signatures in protest of taking the article about a lesbian family out of the Russian version of IKEA Family Live Magazine. ...
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Melbourne Dad Gets Shared Custody of Biological Kid

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The biological father of a lesbian couple’s daughter in Melbourne, Australia is seeking custody of his two-year old daughter, requesting she stay overnight with him. ...
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Nigeria’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill

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The bill criminalizes same-sex unions, as well as the direct or indirect “public show” of a same sex amorous relationship, and the “registration, operation, and sustenance” of “gay clubs, societies, organizations, processions, or meetings.” ...
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Australia’s Olympic Bobsled Teams Sponsored by LGBT Group

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The Principle 6 logo will not only be on the male and female Australian bobsleds, but over 40 other athletes as well. ...
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