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Cannot deny judgeship due to sexual orientation: Supreme Court collegium

Hindustan Times 19 Jan 2023
Dismissing the government’s views that Kirpal’s “ardent involvement and passionate attachment to the cause of gay rights” would not rule out the possibility of bias and prejudice, the collegium maintained that the lawyer possesses competence, integrity, and intellect.
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Trans activists shutting down seminar was “horribly anti-democratic,” speaker says

True North 14 Jan 2023
Wintemute told True North his gay rights activism began after he came out to his boss while working as a lawyer in 1985 ... It's disgraceful that an eminent gay professor of human rights law was unable to discuss gay rights. Gay people still have rights, don't we?https.//t.co/N2N1z31Ogd— LGB Alliance (@ALLIANCELGB) January 11, 2023.
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Fourteen candidates join race for Cyprus presidency in Feb. vote

Reuters 05 Jan 2023
Other candidates include Achilleas Demetriades, a lawyer who was instrumental in Cyprus changing its anti-gay laws at the European Court of Human Rights and achieving the first conviction of Turkey at the same court for violating the rights of a displaced Greek Cypriot.Reporting By Michele Kambas Editing by Gareth Jones.
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Lettres de Russie: Love is not love?Russia has been on the radar of LGBTQ+ activists ...

Deccan Herald 25 Dec 2022
The Russian occupation of Crimea and other territories, the "anti-gay purges" in Chechnya, the routine harassment, detention, and imprisonment of artists, human rights lawyers, academics, and journalists like Yulia Tsvetkova, Ivan Pavlov, Galina Arapova, and Pussy Riot (to name a ...
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A rocking mix of MMFF films

Manila Standard 22 Dec 2022
The 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will see eight original Pinoy films showcased for the viewing pleasure of the Filipino public ... ‘Deleter’ ... Jake Cuenca (right) in ‘My Father, Myself’. Directed by Joel Lamangan and starring Dimples Romana, Sean de Guzman, and Jake Cuenca, My Father, Myself follows Robert, a closeted gay human rights lawyer ... .
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Lewis: Be careful what you wish for

Vail Daily 17 Dec 2022
They want to make websites for weddings, but the catch is that they only want to do sites for heterosexual couples as the owner is morally opposed to gay marriage ... Colorado lawyers argue that allowing a commercial business to exclude gay marriages violates the state’s anti-discrimination act ... Gay marriage falls into none of these categories.
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Matthew Kascmaryk, the Trump judge in Texas who thinks he is King of the United States

Democratic Underground 17 Dec 2022
How an obscure Christian right activist became one of the most powerful men in America ... A former lawyer at a law firm affiliated with the religious right, he’s claimed that being transgender is a “mental disorder,” and that gay people are “disordered.” As Sen.
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How an obscure Christian right activist became one of the most powerful men in America

Vox 17 Dec 2022
A rule governing federal courts in Texas turned a former lawyer for the religious right into one of the most powerful people in the United States ... A former lawyer at a law firm affiliated with the religious right , he’s claimed that being transgender is a “mental disorder,” and that gay people are “disordered.” As Sen.
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Letters: St. Tammany library crusade is straight out of the Dark Ages

The Advocate 13 Dec 2022
Tammany resident, a retired lawyer and a gay rights activist, I support the decisions of the Parish Library Board and commend them on their work to serve all residents of the parish and not just the chosen evangelical few ... retired lawyer.
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‘The protest of our generation’: China’s first-time demonstrators try to find a voice

Finger Lakes Times 07 Dec 2022
TAIPEI, Taiwan — It was the middle of the night in Shanghai when Jack’s phone rang, with a message from a friend. Something big is happening ... As the evening of Nov ... ... The latter group won out ... ... 24 ... ... The government has jailed dissidents, activists and lawyers, and pressured advocacy groups that champion causes like worker rights and gay rights ... ____.
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Supreme Court leans in favor of a Christian website designer’s right to turn away gay weddings

Victoria Advocate 06 Dec 2022
She sued seeking such a right and lost before a federal judge and the 10th Circuit Court in Denver ... Her lawyers argue she does not seek a right to discriminate against gay people in every instance, but only wants the right to avoid being required to — in her view — express support for same-sex marriages that contradict her religion.
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Hundreds of Texas Methodist churches vote to split from denomination after years of infighting over ...

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 06 Dec 2022
... closing the church to gay members goes against that ... As the sexual revolution and other progressive social movements of the 1960s continued to flourish in more liberal parts of the country, the UMC attempted to reconcile its ranks’ divergent views on gay rights and other issues.
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Supreme Court hears case that could undercut LGBTQ rights

Politico 05 Dec 2022
The speech at issue in the case is that of same-sex couples, not businesspeople like Smith, gay rights lawyers argue ... The speech at issue in the case is that of same-sex couples, not businesspeople like Smith, gay rights lawyers argue ... But the current batch of Republican-appointed justices have hardly been hostile to gay rights.
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Supreme Court to decide if a Christian business owner can turn away gay weddings

Finger Lakes Times 05 Dec 2022
... turn away gay couples seeking her services ... Her lawyers argue she does not seek a right to discriminate against gay people in every instance, but only wants the right to avoid being required to — in her view — express support for same-sex marriages that contradict her religion.
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Conservative justices signal support for web designer opposed to same-sex marriage

Fox31 Denver 05 Dec 2022
For more than two hours of argument, the court explored whether Colorado's anti-discrimination law would violate the free speech rights of Christian web designer Lorie Smith by requiring that she create sites both for opposite-sex unions and gay weddings despite her religious objection to same-sex marriage.

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