Results tagged “same sex” from Last Word

Brunei's new law permits stoning gay people to death

United Nations condemns the new penal code

Posted by Rhuaridh Marr
April 15, 2014 1:29 PM |
"Under international law, stoning people to death constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is thus clearly prohibited." -- Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Comissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He continued, "Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offenses contravenes international law." The statement was made ... [Read]

“They're living together, they have their own nest. We even saw them trying to mate a few weeks ago. They're also acting as if they were nesting. Obviously they don't have their own egg, but they’re doing everything like a couple of male and female.” – Mor Porat, a zookeeper at Israel’s Ramat Gan Zoological Center, speaking about two ... [Read]

Civil unions begin in Colorado

Posted by Will O'Bryan
May 1, 2013 11:01 AM |
"Our commitment doesn't change, but we will have a burden lifted off our shoulders. Loving and committed couples need legal protections." Anna Simon, who with her partner, Fran Simon, was the first to receive a Colorado civil union certificate, at 12:02 a.m. today, Denver time, one minute after the law took effect. (Associated Press)   ... [Read]