Supporters call Israel’s new Jewish nation-state law a “defining moment.” Critics say it’s “apartheid.”
Louise Melling, deputy legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the agenda of the Religious Liberty Task Force “isn’t consistent with religious freedom.”
“Let’s be frank: A dangerous movement, undetected by many but real, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom.”
While the law to allow same-sex marriage has been accepted relatively innocuously in France, that for same-sex adoption has been a harder sell.
Wide support for allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children
Foster care non-discrimination laws protect LGBT foster parents from discrimination by foster care agencies and officials. Some states permits state-licensed child welfare agencies to refuse to place and provide services to children and families, including LGBT people and same-sex couples, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs.
A group of 40 Senate Democrats led by Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are calling for rejection of an amendment that would penalize states and localities for policies barring taxpayer-funded adoption agencies from discriminating against LGBT families over religious objections.
Putrajaya today said it was equally concerned about the “LGBT lifestyle”, and rejected claims by its critics that the Pakatan Harapan-led government was more friendly to the community.
“It felt like I was being told that I don’t deserve to be alive,” Kondo. Participant of the rally
Strip Anti-LGBT Amendment from Funding Package
Pakistan’s transgender community faced pushback at the country’s general election on Wednesday as five transgender candidates failed to win office and transgender observers and voters were blocked from polling stations, campaigners said.
As the country went to the polls to vote in a third consecutive parliament, a group of people who are transgender and were observing the elections were not allowed to enter polling stations in many parts of the provincial capital on Wednesday.