The European Parliament wants to outlaw homophobic crime and speech in the EU. March 14th, 2013 Today the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on strengthening the fight against racism, xenophobia and hate crime. The text calls on the European Commission to add homophobia and transphobia to the list of EU-sanctioned hate speech and violence. ”expressions and acts of anti-Semitism, religious intolerance, anti‑Gypsyism, homophobia and transphobia” should be punished by EU…
Yesterday, HRC decided to take out our red pen and make some minor edits to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s op-ed in The New York Times about his avid stance against marriage equality and support for discriminatory religious freedom laws. Now titled, “I’m Losing the Fight Against Marriage Equality,” the op-ed takes a look at the rapidly changing marriage equality landscape and the growing support for LGBT rights nationwide.
Latest UN Human Rights reports indicate that Russia continues to discriminate against Jehovah’s Witnesses with anti-extremist legislation.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators decided to rein in local governments by approving a bill Wednesday that prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. Gov. Pat McCrory later signed the legislation, which dealt a blow to the LGBT movement after success with protections in cities across the country.