religion

France: Conservatives Mobilize After French Gov’t Proposes State-Funded IVF for Same-Sex Couples

A proposal to provide state-funded in-vitro fertilization treatment for lesbian couples and single mothers is being welcomed by LGBT groups, but conservatives are vowing to take to the streets in opposition.

Australia: Christian Porter says religious freedom bill won't erode state LGBT protections

Attorney general says bill ‘is not intended to displace state law nor will it import specific provisions of international law’

US: Beware the administration’s plans for ‘fresh thinking’ on human rights

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights to provide “an informed review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.” But this superficially laudable step is fraught with threats to the very human rights that it purports to strengthen.

US: Faith-based attempt to narrowly redefine human rights

If the United States asks the international community to redefine human rights as religious rights, it will have the support of a vast coalition of very different countries—a coalition of which Russia has, for a decade, been the informal leader.