Carl DeMaio, an openly gay California House candidate, says he’d rather be known as the GOP problem solver than for his orientation. The former San Diego City Councilman is one of two openly gay Republicans in the congressional race.
On Wednesday, December 11, India’s Supreme Court ruled to reinstate a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexual activity. Only 24 hours later, India’s government has expressed dismay over this verdict and are pushing to take urgent action.
Texas, with its constitutional ban against same-sex marriage, is becoming a new hotbed for legal skirmishes; in one surprising twist, an Austin county clerk has agreed with LGBT plaintiffs that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional, based on last June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act.
On December 1, Croatia held a referendum with a majority voting “yes” to ban same-sex marriage. On December 12, however, the Croatian government proposed a new bill on gay partnerships that will give them the same rights as heterosexual couples, except for the right to adopt children.
On Tuesday, December 10, an inauguration in Tel Aviv marked Israel’s very first memorial dedicated to the Holocaust victims who were prosecuted due to their sexuality.
According to the International Olympics Committee (IOC), Russian Olympic organizers will have designated public “protest zones” at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
The Australian High Court ruled against the new gay marriage law introduced by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) because it was not in accordance with the federal definition of marriage.
The mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, spoke to HuffPost Live on Thursday, December 11 to express his support for marriage equality.
On Monday, December 9, a Wells Fargo Bank in Washington, D.C. revealed an LGBT mural that honors major LGBT events and icons, including legendary activist Frank Kameny, lesbian photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston, and the 1979 National March for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
The Supreme Court of India shocked the world on Wednesday, December 11 by reinstating an old law banning sex between two men.