Middle East


21
Feb 11

NO GAY MARRIAGE IN LIBYA

map of libya

The ridiculous and ridiculously evil Libyan leader n 2003, Moammar Gadhafi, started bombing his own people today.  This is also the same man who outlawed homosexuality and told a 2003 regional African conference that heterosexual people cannot get HIV-AIDS.
For an idea of how gays are treated in Libya, read about this recent arrest story from gaymiddleeast.com

I hope that the very brave Libyans keep up their fight and stay on the long journey to true freedom and equality.


21
Jan 11

ISRAEL: THUMBS UP FOR NEW MARRIAGE I.D.


21
Oct 10

ISRAEL: GLIMMER OF HOPE


Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz

Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz

Nitzan Horowitz, the first openly gay politician to be elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), is a man on a mission according to Pink News. The Leftist MP wants to introduce secular marriages for gay and straight couples as well as campaigning for help for LGBT people from neighboring Arab countries who risk death if returned home.

“If you solve the issues about separating religion from the state you can solve a lot of the issues relating to LGBT rights,” he separately told Zionist and LGBT groups in London.

De-facto (common law) relationships in Israel offer significant rights currently.  If ones lives with their partner for just three months, it is enough under Israeli law to gain inheritance rights.

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