There is definitely a movement toward expanded rights for gays and lesbians in much of the world.
Let’s take a look. There is a law recently passed in Albania to protect gays against bias, a court in New Delhi, India overturned the city’s ban on consensual gay sex, and Nepal is expected to soon legalize same-sex marriage in hopes of attracting gay tourists. China, on the other hand, opened its first state-sponsored gay bar in December. Yet gay sex is still illegal in 80 countries.
So, where on earth are same-sex marriage legal and punishable and where sanctions are easing and tightening?
Here’s the latest from the Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission:
- Same-sex marriage is LEGAL:
- The Netherlands
- South Africa and others.
- Homosexual acts are PUNISHABLE:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- Parts of Nigeria
- Sanctions against homosexuals seem to be EASING:
- Sanctions against homosexuals seem to be TIGHTENING:
So, which part of the world are you? Do you know the latest in your country?