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ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

Dominica High Court accepts challenge to sodomy laws

A constitutional challenge against laws that criminalize same-sex intimacy in the Caribbean country Dominica was to be heard today at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, acting as the High Court of Justice…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Cuba uses media blitz to promote ‘yes’ vote on new LGBT-friendly laws

Cubans will cast ballots this Sunday on whether to approve a new 'family code' that would legalize gay marriage and boost women's rights, with the government urging citizens to vote "yes" despite…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 09/01/2022

Saint Kitts ban on gay sex struck down by Caribbean regional court

MIAMI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A Caribbean regional court has ruled that a Saint Kitts and Nevis prohibition on gay sex is unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy, striking down…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2022

‘Null and void’: Judge strikes down Saint Kitts anti-gay law

A top court for nine eastern Caribbean nations and territories has ruled that sexual orientation and homosexual activity are protected under the right to privacy, invalidating colonial-era laws that criminalised homosexual behaviour…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2022

Jamaica: Lesbian minister in training reaches out to anti-LGBTQ Christians

I pursued ordained ministry for many reasons. By my presence, I want to say “yes, I am a person of faith, I am a lesbian, and I am a minister.” I want…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Cuba Assembly Opens Door to Gay Marriage, Other Family Rights

The new family code to be voted on in September would legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt. Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday approved a sweeping update of its family…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Dominican Anglican church goes rogue on gay rights

The current Lambeth conference of global Anglican bishops has been rocked with divisions over the issue of same-sex marriage.  In contrast, the primates (heads) of the global Anglican Communion declared in 2016…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Costa Rica family court validated adoption for a same-sex couple

Same-sex couples will be able to adopt from now on without any prejudice since a family court and the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) – which is in charge of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2022

UK Same Sex Bill sparks contention -‘Equality is possible without gay marriage’ – Premier

A controversial bill tabled in the UK to legalise same-sex marriage in overseas territories including TCI has evoked a mixed response across the region. Insiders say the private members’ bill – laid…

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