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Activists are calling on foreign nations to oppose the bill before it’s too late. Egypt is set to enact one of the world’s most sweeping and extreme pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation following a harsh crackdown on the local queer community. On Wednesday, member of parliament Ryad Abdel Sattar introduced a bill that would criminalize homosexuality

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Alabama Guv to Sign Anti-LGBT Adoption ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is set to sign legislation that would enable taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny placement to LGBT families out of religious objections. The legislation, known as House Bill 24, is titled the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” but instead of encouraging child placement would permit agencies to deny placement of children into

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In a very welcome update from Bosnia and Herzegovina, LGBTI people are to be better protected, thanks to updates to anti-discrimination legislation. Last Thursday, July 14, the House of the Peoples adopted amendments to the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination. Sexual orientation and gender identity were more accurately defined in local languages by the

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Republic of Ireland: gay adoption law due before same-sex marriage referendum

Government pledges to enact legislation on adoption rights ahead of vote.   The Government has pledged that legislation providing for adoption by gay couples will be enacted before the referendum on same-sex marriage in May. The pledge came in the wake of concern in both Coalition parties that the first television debate on the issue on Monday

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Call for Solidarity – women bodies belong to women

The Lithuanian Parliament is currently deliberating the “Law on the protection of a life in a pre-natal phase” and accompanying legislative projects, otherwise known as the “abortion ban bill”. The Committee on Health Affairs has already approved the bill and those who initiated the law expect it will be passed by the Parliament in spring.

European Council is seeing discrimination of LGBT persons in Lithuania

On February 28th Robert Biedroń participated in a press conference at the Lithuanian parliament. R. Biedroń is the general rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). He is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and its Committee on Equality and