May 092013
 
Northern Ireland - American-style culture war arrives

David Ford, the thoroughly decent leader of Northern Ireland’s non-sectarian Alliance Party, is in a tight corner. That is not a consequence of his pig-in-the-middle role as justice minister, in a province where Catholics and Protestants frequently disagree on the distinction between a crime and an act of resistance. His dilemma is more personal, and [...]

May 092013
 
Deutschland - Schäuble will Steuervorteile auch für homosexuelle Eltern

Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble insisted despite the resistance in the Union to grant also homosexual parents tax benefits. "The tax benefits must apply to all couples, take responsibility for their children," he said of the "Rheinische post" after a preliminary report by Thursday. Despite marriage and family could be promoted but especially, he said without being specific. In [...]

May 092013
 
Denmark - Majority of the Faroese are for civil marriages of gays

A majority of the Faroese say yes to that gay will be devoted respectably on the Faroe Islands, according to a gallup poll in the country. Gay on the Faroe Islands have traditionally had tough conditions, but now are bleeding the country's population up. A gallup poll as Danish National Association of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and Trans people (LGBT Føroyar) have made shows that 68 percent say ' yes ' to [...]

May 092013
 
Kenya - Transgender woman sues over inability to obtain job when ID shows her as male

A woman who changed her gender has sued the Kenya National Examination Council for a new examination certificates reflecting her new gender. In a landmark case filed at the Milimani court, Audrey Mbugua Ithibu who was born [redacted] says the fact that her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education bears a different gender and name, she [...]

May 092013
 
대한민국 - [지금 논쟁 중]동성 결혼 허용

Last month, Democrats won-Sik Choi lawmakers enacted a controversial law prohibiting homosexual discrimination such as this initiative have resulted in problems. The Bill was withdrawn, as opposed to a conservative Protestant groups. However, recently legalized same-sex marriage ' France ' and Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General "Korean LGBT rights awareness of the problem," he noted, while allowing same-sex marriage issue is being re-ignition. Homosexuality is a violation of the doctrine in Christendom, should also be noted that the problems LGBT rights activists, homosexuals should be approached from the fundamental rights dimension [...]

May 092013
 
UK - Is Keynes’s sexual orientation at all relevant to the interpretation of his theories? (Bruce Bartlett)

Over the weekend, there was a kerfuffle about whether Keynesian economics ignores the longrun implications of its policies. The Harvard historian Niall Ferguson asserted that this was the case and said that it resulted from the British economist John Maynard Keynes’s homosexuality. Ferguson said that those without children, as is the case with most gay [...]

May 082013
 
New Zealand - “Shocked” university students stand by workers at McDonald’s in Queen Street

Auckland University Students’ Association stands in solidarity with workers at McDonalds in their fight against low-pay, casualisation, poor working conditions and discrimination such as homophobia and sexual harassment. On May 1st McDonald’s workers held a demonstration outside the company’s Queen St site. Our members who were at the demonstration were shocked by the accounts given [...]

May 082013
 
USA - Religious leaders: Gay rights plan seen as threat to immigration bill

Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown. “We’re extremely hopeful that this bill will remain an immigration bill and not get tangled up with the issue of gay rights,” said Richard Land (pictured), a leader of [...]

May 082013
 
USA - Mathematical model by University of Delaware-led team measures hidden HIV

University of Delaware-led research team reports new evidence that hidden virus replication may be occurring within the body’s tissue, despite undetectable virus levels in the blood. The findings were reported in theJournal of the Royal Society Interfaceon May 8. The discovery came after the paper’s lead author, Ryan Zurakowski (pictured, left), assistant professor of electrical and [...]