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Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison condems Brunei’s anti-gay laws

LGBTI human rights advocate Rodney Croome has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s strong condemnation of new, repressive laws in Brunei, which target LGBTI people and other minorities. Responding to a letter from Croome asking him to speak out against Brunei’s laws, Prime Minister Morrison wrote, “The government’s view is clear: criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships […]

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Government travel site’s advice for visiting Brunei: Act straight.

Government travel site’s advice for visiting Brunei: Act straight.

A same sex couple have been shocked by the advice given to them by the government’s official travel advice service. Worried about the changes to laws in Brunei which will see gay people stoned to death, the couple were advised to “act straight” when visiting the country. Smart Traveller is the government’s official travel advisory […]

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TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

TPP agreement may increase cost of HIV medication

Concerns over the details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have risen as New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the deal would extend patents on many medications. “The government will have to pay for the original drug rather than the generic for a little bit longer,” Mr Key said, according to gaynz.com. […]

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Brunei Confirms ‘Stone the Gays’ Law

Brunei Confirms ‘Stone the Gays’ Law

The Sultan of Brunei has confirmed that the country will be phasing in its new penal code that includes capital punishment, in some cases death by stoning, for acts including gay sex. The laws were planned to come into effect on April 22nd, but were postponed after they attracted widespread controversy and comments of concern […]

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Ellen Boycotts Hotels over Brunei Gay Stoning Law

Ellen Boycotts Hotels over Brunei Gay Stoning Law

Ellen Degeneres has backed the boycott of a series of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei due to the country’s proposed new penal code, which includes death by stoning for a number of acts including same sex sexual activity. The Dorchester Collection hotel chain has seen a number of high profile boycotts over the […]

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Brunei Delays Law Allowing Stoning for Gay Sex

Brunei Delays Law Allowing Stoning for Gay Sex

The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that includes stoning as a punishment for sodomy has been delayed. The new laws were planned to be implemented on April 22nd. According to the Brunei Times, Jauyah Zaini, assistant director of Brunei’s Islamic Legal Unit has said that the implementation of the law was postponed “due to […]

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Brunei to Pass Law Allowing Death by Stoning for Gay Sex

Brunei to Pass Law Allowing Death by Stoning for Gay Sex

Southeast Asian nation Brunei is reportedly set to issue a revised penal code that will issue the death penalty for a number of offenses, including sodomy. The proposed laws includes capital punishment for a number of acts including robbery, rape, adultery, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims, blasphemy, declaring oneself a non-Muslim or prophet, murder and […]

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