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Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore government responds to court’s gay adoption decision

Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt the child he fathered oversees through a surrogacy arrangement. Singapore outlaws homosexuality, and does not formally recognise surrogacy or rainbow families, but the court ruled that it was […]

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Theresa May: Britain ‘deeply regrets’ colonial era laws against homosexuality

Theresa May: Britain ‘deeply regrets’ colonial era laws against homosexuality

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told a gathering of Commonwealth leaders that Britain deeply regrets its colonial era laws that outlawed homosexuality, and wants to help other nations change their laws. Thirty six of the 53 Commonwealth Nations still have laws that outlaw homosexuality, most of them were introduced during British colonisation. Today at […]

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Tom Daley highlights homophobic laws across the Commonwealth

Tom Daley highlights homophobic laws across the Commonwealth

British diver Tom Daley has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Daley won the synchronized 10-metres platform with teammate┬áDaniel Goodfellow. Daley took the opportunity to highlight that many Commonwealth countries still retain outdated laws outlawing homosexuality, a remnant of Britain’s colonial past. The diver posted a photo of himself and Goodfellow to his […]

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Kaleidoscope Calls on PM to Address LGBT Rights at CHOGM

Kaleidoscope Calls on PM to Address LGBT Rights at CHOGM

Australia’s recently formed non-profit human rights group Kaleidoscope has called on the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to raise the issue of LGBTI rights at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). Dear Prime Minister, Re: Criminalisation of Homosexuality in Commonwealth Nations We are aware that you are preparing to go to the upcoming Commonwealth […]

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