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UPDATE 1-European Parliament condemns Brunei over "retrograde" death penalty for gay sex

8:28am EDT

LONDON, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing "retrograde" Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning.

European Parliament condemns Brunei over 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex

8:01am EDT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing "retrograde" Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning.

Brunei accused of 'abusive lobbying' before critical EU vote

Apr 17 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of "rude" and "abusive" lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.

Controversy as Tasmania makes gender optional on birth certificates

Apr 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tasmania made it optional to list gender on birth certificates on Wednesday, a move criticised by the Australian island's leader and Christian activists who fear it would endanger women.

Controversy as Tasmania makes gender optional on birth certificates

Apr 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tasmania made it optional to list gender on birth certificates on Wednesday, a move criticized by the Australian island's leader and Christian activists who fear it would endanger women.

Taylor Swift donates $113,000 to fight Tennessee anti-LGBT+ laws

Apr 09 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to an LGBT+ group to support its fight against laws in the U.S. state of Tennessee that would roll back gay and transgender rights, according to the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP).

Israeli LGBT+ community unmoved by prime minister's 'sympathy'

Apr 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Israeli LGBT+ activists criticized Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to take action on behalf of their community despite the prime minister saying he supported gay and transgender rights in his first meeting with advocates after 10 years in power.

Rising number of businesses cut ties with Brunei over gay sex death penalty

Apr 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Travel agents, London's transport network and finance houses were among a rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei to protest over the Sultanate's introduction of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.

Rising number of businesses cut ties with Brunei over gay sex death penalty

Apr 05 2019

LONDON, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Travel agents, London's transport network and finance houses were among the rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei to protest over the Sultanate's introduction of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.

Spain's health minister calls for end to gay 'conversion therapy'

Apr 03 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spain's health minister called on Wednesday for so-called conversion therapy to be abolished after a report that a branch of the Catholic Church had offered to "cure" gay people.

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