Representatives from nearly 70 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from Africa, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas gathered in Amman, Jordan, November 5 to 7, for a conference to discuss the role of these institutions to protect and promote the rights of women and girls.
Calling Christians and churches to continue, if not expand, their support for the Boy Scouts of America should it lift the ban on gay scouts. Two ministers argue that their experiences and oaths as Eagle Scouts are entirely consistent with—and will be deepened by—this proposed policy change. This letter will be shared with the BSA Executive Board as a witness to our supportive organizing.
Germany's openly gay foreign minister has told Moscow's envoy to Berlin a Russian draft law banning "homosexual propaganda" contravenes human rights and could harm the country's ties with Europe, Spiegel online said on Tuesday.
Edwin Blesch, 72, and his partner Tim Smulian, 66, have been together for 14 years and married for more than five. The state of New York recognizes them as a married couple. But when it comes to immigration status, the federal government does not.
Foes of same-sex marriage are laboring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising shortfalls that could sap its strength in future battles.
David Blankenhorn, a traditional-marriage advocate and star witness in the Proposition 8 trial in California in 2010, shocked his allies with an Op-Ed article in The New York Times last June announcing that he was quitting the fight against same-sex marriage.
A proposed shift by the Boy Scouts of America away from its national policy banning gays, leaving the decision to local councils, has divided scouts, families and troop leaders, with thousands taking to the organization’s Facebook page and other online forums to express their views in passionate tones of anguish, opprobrium or approval.