Roman Catholic Church of Scotland declares ‘war on gay marriage’
EDINBURGH, Scotland — The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland and the most senior Catholic in the United Kingdom has declared “war on gay marriage” pledging to spend another £100,000 in its campaign against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Scotland.
Israeli politician: Army must not enlist gays
JERUSALEM — In an interview broadcasted yesterday in the parliamentary Knesset Channel, Member of Knesset Uri Ariel from the right-wing National Union party said that he is against the Israeli army’s policy of enlisting LGBT people.
South African man brutally murdered following argument over his sexuality
A South African gay man, who also identified as transgender, has been brutally murdered in an apparent hate crime after getting into an argument about his sexuality.
Transgender man in Kuwait arrested for ‘imitating opposite sex’
A transgender man has been arrested as Kuwait continues a campaign against “immorality” which includes LGBT people among its targets.
Kuwait: Mass arrest of people accused of ‘vice’ and ‘immorality’
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Kuwaiti media organizations report that almost 150 people were arrested over the weekend for “immoral” behavior, including four gay men and two transgender women.
Israeli parliament rejects same-sex, inter-faith civil marriage bill
JERUSALEM — Legislation for the option of civil marriage for Israeli citizens who cannot be wed via religious institutions, including same-sex marriage and marriages between members of different faiths, like Muslims and Jews, was rejected by the Israel parliament, or Knesset.
Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy
An Iranian court has sentenced four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy.