Uganda's president has said gay people should not be killed or persecuted, as MPs continue to consider a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In his first public comments on the bill for some time, President Yoweri Museveni also said that homosexuality should not be promoted.
Dana Milbank: "The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will take up gay marriage is more than a chance for the justices to recognize the emerging national consensus in support of gay rights. It is a chance for them to overrule the medieval views of Antonin Scalia."
Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France on Sunday to show support for the government's plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption. Organisers said 150,000 people gathered in Paris at the Place de la Bastille for the "demonstration for equality".
Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 9 murder of a gay college student in Brazil, according to Campo Grande News and Gay Star News, which translated the Spanish language report into English.
Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins is defending the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning gay members by saying the organization wanted to “make good citizens” by encouraging scouts to be “morally straight.”
“Ugandan Parliament will adjourn today Fri 14th until Feb 2013 without considering the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.” - Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), tweeting earlier today.
Some House Republicans are pushing for inclusion of a “conscience protection” clause in the final version of Pentagon budget legislation that could enable discrimination against gay service members, according to LGBT advocates familiar with conference committee negotiations.