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Italian court recognises gay marriage for first time

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 05:52

Rome: An Italian court on Wednesday recognised a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions.

Egypt court gives men 3-8 years for homosexuality

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 23:36

A judicial official says an Egyptian court has convicted four men of committing homosexual acts and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison.

Gay sex: SC agrees to consider curative petition in open court

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 12:02

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider the plea for an open court hearing on curative petitions filed by gay rights activists against its verdict criminalising homosexuality.

Britain set to hold first same-sex weddings

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 22:00

The British government has ordered rainbow flags flown over two prominent government buildings to mark the country`s first same-sex weddings.

Aam Aadmi Party clarifies stand on homosexuality

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 23:14

In an attempt to reach out to the LGBT members of society, AAP today held an interaction with the community and spelt out its stand over the issue of homosexuality.

Indian strangled his wife to hide his sexuality, UK court heard

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 09:46

In a shocking incident, a gay bank worker strangled his wife and burnt her body months after marrying her to hide his sexuality.

Four men flogged for homosexuality in Nigeria: Court

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 03:13

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria on Thursday ordered four men to be flogged with horsewhips and fined after being convicted of homosexuality, a court clerk told AFP.

Uganda anti-gay bill author says aid cuts small price to pay

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 17:07

The author of Uganda`s new anti-gay bill that imposes tough jail terms for homosexual acts said aid cuts imposed by disapproving Western donors were a price worth paying to protect the east African nation`s moral values.

UN chief urges Uganda to repeal anti-homosexuality law

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 09:03

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday voiced his concern over the signing into law of the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, urging the authorities to revise or repeal it "at the earliest opportunity", Xinhua reported.

Uganda`s Museveni to sign anti-gay bill: Government spokesman

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 11:48

Uganda is a key Western ally in the fight against Islamic extremism in Somalia where Ugandan troops have formed the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force battling al Qaeda-aligned militants.

Uganda`s Museveni to sign anti-gay bill: Government spokesman

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 11:48

Uganda is a key Western ally in the fight against Islamic extremism in Somalia where Ugandan troops have formed the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force battling al Qaeda-aligned militants.

Madonna reveals death threats

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 19:47

Pop star Madonna has received death threats for defending Pussy Riot and was threatened with arrest for promoting "gay behaviour" at her Russian concerts in 2012.