Anti-gay law

5000 British men convicted under anti-gay laws granted pardons by Queen Elizabeth

Almost 50,000 British men convicted of offences under former anti-gay laws have been granted posthumous pardons.

Feb 01, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Ugandan Parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law

Uganda`s parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort said on Wednesday, a move that could once again damage relations with the West.

Aug 06, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Uganda`s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.

Aug 02, 2014, 01:28 AM IST

Uganda minister who stormed gay rights meeting wins case

A Ugandan minister has won a case brought by gay rights campaigners after he stormed a workshop they had been holding, in the wake of tough new anti-gay laws, activists said Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2014, 17:05 PM IST

Uganda warns US sanctions over anti-gay law hits vulnerable

Uganda warned on Monday that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the "most vulnerable" in the country.

Jun 23, 2014, 18:26 PM IST

Uganda, EU hold talks over anti-gay law

Ugandan officials were holding talks with the European Union on Friday over a controversial anti-gay bill that has left the east African nation facing sanctions and aid cuts.

Mar 28, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.

Feb 27, 2014, 13:54 PM IST

US senator seeks Uganda aid freeze over anti-gay law

An influential US lawmaker on Tuesday proposed withholding aid to Uganda after the African nation`s president signed a controversial new measure imposing life prison sentences for homosexuals.

Feb 26, 2014, 11:44 AM IST

Uganda newspaper names 200 `homos` after anti-gay law signed

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the President called homosexuals `mercenaries` and signing one of the world`s toughest anti-gay laws.

Feb 25, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

Nobel laureates pen open letter to Vladimir Putin over Russia`s anti-gay law

Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia`s president to repeal an anti-gay law.

Jan 15, 2014, 08:26 AM IST

Uganda Parliament passes life in jail anti-gay law

The controversial anti-gay law, which punishes certain homosexual acts with life imprisonment, was passed by the Ugandan lawmakers on Friday.

Dec 21, 2013, 12:52 PM IST

Foes of Russia`s anti-gay law ponder new tactics

The four-month campaign protesting Russia`s ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics` top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.

Nov 18, 2013, 10:49 AM IST