Ireland has announced that it will not reduce its aid to Uganda, despite disapproval of its notoriously harsh anti-gay laws.
Wyoming has now joined the ever-growing list of conservative states facing lawsuits against their ban on marriage equality.
Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engstroem announced on March 5 that Sweden would be stopping all development aid to Uganda as a direct result of the anti-gay bill President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on February 24.
Two of Kentucky’s top officials, both Democrats, are at odds over the issue of the state’s ban on marriage equality. Attorney General Jack Conway has announced he will not defend discrimination—but Governor Steve Beshear, who wants the United States Supreme Court to decide the issue, plans to hire appeal lawyers himself if he has to.
On Monday, March 3, Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper provided a statement declaring his support for marriage equality for LGBT rights group One Colorado’s campaign called “Why Marriage Matters in Colorado.”
Hong Kong is considering whether transgender people who have not undergone full gender confirmation surgery should be entitled to the same legal recognition as those who have.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has announced that, as he was just informed that there are LGBT people in his country, he wants to “check on who is in that group.”
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has revealed that she wrote to the Ugandan Minister for Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa on February 26, to express her objection to the passage of the nation’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
The Idaho state legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s plan to shift $1 million from the state’s general fund to the Constitutional Defense Fund, to ensure the protection of their constitutional ban on marriage equality.
Entrepreneur Mike Waxman is using his personal experiences to create social change for the LGBT community with his newest venture.