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Russia does a u-turn, says transgender citizens will not be banned from driving

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Moscow-traffic
Russian officials have given transgender individuals the green light to continue driving after a new road safety decree sparked panic last week that they would be banned from the road. [...]

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New poll shows 76 percent support for same-sex marriage in Ireland

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Ireland
A new poll shows 76 percent support for same-sex marriage in Ireland, ahead of this summer’s referendum. [...]

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Austria court lifts adoption restrictions for same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Austria's Constitutional Court in Vienna.
Prior to the decision Wednesday, same-sex partners could adopt a child only if one of them was the child's biological parent. [...]

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Egypt acquits 26 suspected ‘gay’ men in trial over bathhouse raid

Monday, January 12, 2015
Relatives of 26 men who were arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, celebrate after an Egyptian court acquitted them in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, a ruling that set off deafening cheers and jubilation. [...]

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Gay couple denied marriage license after anti-gay activist alleges they’re insane

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Victor Manuel Aguirre, left, and Fernando Urias, holding a sign that reads #MisDerechosNoSonLocura ("My Rights Are Not Madness")
A gay couple in Mexico was denied the right to marry after an anti-gay activist who gives mandatory pre-marital talks to couples preparing for civil wedding ceremonies, said the couple suffers from insanity. [...]

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Same-sex marriage now legal in Vietnam, but without government recognition

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Vietnam
Although same-sex marriages can now take place under a revised law which went into effect New Year’s Day, the government still does not recognize them or provide legal protections in cases of disputes. [...]

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Russia lists transgender people among those unfit to drive

Friday, January 9, 2015
Russia-traffic
New Russian road safety regulations bar transgender and transsexual people and others the government classifies as suffering for sexual and mental "disorders" from driving. [...]

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Court in Italy grants legal status to child born to same-sex couple

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Italy
A court in Italy has, for the first time, recognized the legal status of a child born to a same-sex couple. [...]

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Judge to announce verdict next week in Egypt ‘gay bathhouse’ raid trial

Monday, January 5, 2015
Cairo
The judge in the trial of 26 men arrested in Egypt in a televised raid by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse says he'll announce a verdict next week after only three hearings. [...]

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Same-sex couple kicked out of Uber taxi in London for kissing

Monday, January 5, 2015
Corey Watts and Jordan Sloan
An Uber spokesperson said the company does not tolerate any form of discrimination and that the driver "has been suspended from the Uber platform.” [...]

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