After several attempts to amend the marriage equality bill by the House of Lords, Lord Geoffrey Dear’s new proposals were eliminated last night for the third time. The 75-year-old equality critic has persistently vowed to re-introduce more measures in order to “protect belief in traditional marriage.”
With an unanimous and overwhelming vote of 443 to 0, lawmakers in the lower house of Russia’s Federal Assembly passed another piece of anti-LGBT legislation, banning foreign same-sex couples or those from countries that have legalized marriage equality from adopting Russian children.
The son of marriage equality opponent Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Tanner, has been lashing out against others on his Twitter account using homophobic, racial, and anti-Semitic slurs.
After Russia approved several anti-LGBT legislations despite criticism from the European Council and several human rights groups, the country’s hosting of the World Cup may derail athletes and soccer fans from attending the 2018 event.
On Monday, former governor of Arkansas turned Fox News presenter Mike Huckabee said that “every fear” has come true in regards to marriage equality; one less than earth-shattering example he gave was “television commercials portraying same sex couples.”
Jean-Michel Colo is the mayor of Arcangues, a commune in the South of France, and he’s facing a fine and jail time for refusing to marry a same-sex couple.
After Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, unanimously voted for an anti- LGBT bill that bans “homosexual propaganda” nationwide, many human rights groups slammed the governmental body for enacting legislation that is “outrageous and incredibly dangerous.”
After Lord Geoffrey Dear surrendered to the marriage equality bill last week, he drafted new legislation in conjunction with it, intended to shield people who believe “marriage is the union of one man and one woman for life to the exclusion of all others.”
Pope Francis has admitted the existence of a “gay lobby” in the Roman Curia and his desire to reform it.