Majority of Americans now support gay marriage: Survey

Support for gay marriage has surged in the United States in the decade since it first became legal in Massachusetts, with just over half of Americans now supporting the idea, according to a survey.

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.

Virginia gay-marriage ban unconstitutional: US judge

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that the state`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, on the heels of two similar rulings in other US states.

SC refuses plea to review gay sex ban; LGBTs to take fight forward

Activists of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community said they were not disappointed with the Supreme Court`s refusal to review its judgement on Section 377 as they had seen it coming.

Putin says gays at Olympics must `leave children alone`

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said gays need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games, but stood by a controversial ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

Gay couples are church`s new educational challenge: Pope

Pope Francis considers that the different realities in today`s society, like children living with gay couples, represent a new educational challenge for the Catholic Church, above all when preaching the gospel.

Rahul Gandhi focussed on welfare of homosexuals, not Muslims: Azam Khan

Attacking Rahul Gandhi, UP Minister Azam Khan has said that instead of effectively addressing the issue of Muslim backwardness, the Congress leader was focusing on the welfare of the homosexual community.

Judge strikes down Utah`s same-sex marriage ban

A US judge has struck down Utah`s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.

Baba Ramdev gets defamation notice for calling Congress workers `homosexuals`

MP Congress Committee`s General Secretary Pramod Kumar Dwivedi sent a defamation notice on Thursday to yoga guru Ramdev for his controversial remarks against fellow party workers on the issue of homosexuality.

New Mexico becomes 17th state to back gay marriage

New Mexico`s Supreme Court has backed same-sex marriage rights, making the southwestern US state the 17th to back gay weddings.

Arrest same-sex partners of US diplomats: Yashwant Sinha

After taking a slew of steps to reduce the privileges enjoyed by American diplomats in a retaliatory measure, reports suggested that the government can now mull action against gay US diplomats who bring along their same-sex partners.

Homosexuality is `imported disease`, says VHP

Terming as "historic" SC decision upholding legal provision against same sex relations, VHP said homosexuality was an "imported disease" which needed treatment.

Nepal`s gay community disappointed with Indian SC verdict

The gay community in Nepal has expressed their disappointment over the recent Indian Supreme Court`s verdict that holds same gender consensual sex as a legal offence.

`Not now`, says Shinde on issuing ordinance on gay sex

Government on Saturday said it did not plan to issue an ordinance on gay rights issue "now" to negate the Supreme Court judgement on homosexuality that has sparked an uproar.

Gay sex ruling: It’s a matter of personal freedom, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress` Rahul Gandhi said he agrees more with Delhi High Court`s earlier verdict, than with Supreme Court’s recent judgement deeming consensual sex between adults of the same gender as an offence.

Sonia Gandhi expresses disappointment over SC verdict on homosexuality

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed her disappointment over the Supreme Court’s judgement that consensual sex between adults of the same gender is an offence.

Homosexuality: SC says law not amended despite debate, puts ball in Parliament`s court

With the Supreme Court setting aside the judgement of Delhi High Court decriminalising gay sex among consenting adults in private, all eyes are on the elected representatives as to how will they react considering their slow approach to issues.

Gay activists disappointed with SC verdict on homosexuality

The NGO, which was the first to file the petition for decriminalising section 377 of IPC, expressed dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court judgement.

Homosexuality has never been considered crime in Hindu culture: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said on Wednesday that homosexuality had never been considered a crime in Hindu culture.

`SC ruling on homosexuality worst setback for gay movement`

Supreme Court`s ruling on Wednesday making consensual same-sex conduct between adults a criminal offence is the "worst setback" experienced by the global gay movement, a British expert said today.