Fearing that future legal challenges will force them to perform same-sex marriages, Sikh temples in England have been advised by a special advisory board called Sikhs In England to halt all civil marriage ceremonies, effectively rendering Sikh marriages non-binding in the eyes of the law.
Alan Turing, the late British mathematician who helped break the Nazi Engima code during World War II and whose work laid the foundation for modern computers, looks set to be given a posthumous pardon by the UK government for an old "indecency" conviction. Turing, who was homosexual in an age and place where such orientation was criminalized, was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration.
Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first republican member of congress to support marriage equality, voiced her support for an amendment that would prohibit bullying of LGBT students in public schools.
Canada may have pioneered their LGBT rights movement long before the rest of the world caught on, but it doesn’t mean the country doesn’t have their fair share of bigots.
Kim Renders, a Queen’s University teacher, HuffPo blogger, and proud lesbian, arrived at her Kingston, Ontario home last Friday to find a rather aggressive and unprovoked letter in the mail. Addressed to the “lesbian bitches” at her address, the harassing five-paragraph letter demands that she and her partner leave the city under threat of physical violence.
Global equal rights campaign group has warned that marriage equality advances in countries like the US, UK, and France have inadvertently led to a 'perverse' worsening of LGBT freedoms in developing countries.