religion

France: Conservatives protest bill allowing IVF for lesbians

Some shouting “Liberty, Equality, Paternity” — a play on the national French motto — marchers argued that the bill deprives children of the right to a father.

Indonesia: Millions may risk jail as Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

Government, legislature agree new criminal code: Jail terms for sex outside marriage; insulting president. Critics say new code is “extremely regressive”. Advocates say it reflects Indonesia’s religious piety

Indonesia’s new criminal code to allow village heads to report cohabitating couples to police

A major revision to Indonesia’s national criminal code (RKUHP) has been heavily criticized by activists who warn that the bill contains several severely problematic articles, but, rather than removing them, legislators in the House of Representatives (DPR) apparently added even more controversial statutes to the revision before completing their discussions on the bill over the weekend.

The Global Reach of So-called Conversion Therapy

This report draws on data from an extensive literature review, the first-ever global survey on the topic, and in-depth interviews with experts and survivors from various countries.

US: Wedding venue rejects an interracial couple

In a now-viral video shared to social media by Welch over the weekend, a woman identified as the event hall’s owner can be seen telling the 24-year-old, “First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race … because of our Christian race, I mean, our Christian belief.”

Philippines: SOGIE bill won’t spoil rights of non-LGBTQ, says former DSWD chief

Rights are not rice cakes that should be divided. In a video message shown during the CSC event, Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman reminded the public that they should not be swayed by “smear campaigns or fear-mongering” of those opposed to SOGIE bill.