September 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Amnesty International (AI) said Wednesday that a draft anti-homosexuality bill in Chad will represent a major step backwards for human rights in the country if passed into law. The proposed amendment to the penal code would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, carrying the threat of jail ...[read more]
September 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a ban on gay conversion therapy in New Jersey. The lawsuit was filed by two licensed therapists, among others, who practice "sexual orientation change efforts." In November a federal judge in Trenton dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting ...[read more]
September 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday ordered the arrest of seven men who appeared in a video of what is said to be the country's first same-sex marriage. The men have been accused of inciting debauchery and spreading a video that violates public morals. In a statement the prosecutor's office said ...[read more]
July 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Joshua Block of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses whether colleges and universities should be forced to officially recognize and fund student groups who discriminate... Should colleges and universities be forced to officially recognize?and provide funding to... ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A White House official said Monday that US President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This action marks a departure from the White House's position last year that an executive ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday granted Idaho's request for a stay pending appeal of a recent decision by a federal judge to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. This essentially means that no same-sex marriages will be allowed or recognized in Idaho until the ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon on Monday struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying that the ban could not be enforced because it unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples. In his opinion, Judge Michael McShane wrote that ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday granted a motion to put on hold a ruling upholding a California law that bans licensed therapists from working to change the sexual orientation of a minor. The order contained no reasoning, stating only that a 90-day hold would be put into ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday denied petitions for panel and en banc rehearing of its decision upholding California's law prohibiting licensed therapists from utilizing sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE), also known as conversion therapy. The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]

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