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UK issues global LGBT rights report, where US lags behind

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  1. it says access the report by clicking here and there is no link …

    1. Are you sure? I can access it…

      1. it appeared after a forced reload im guessing someone forgot the hyperlink when they wrote the article/added it later.

  2. Interesting read.

    I’m glad to see LGB rights making some progress, and people becoming more aware about the subject.

    I’m sad to see LGB rights not improve or take a turn for the worse some places. It’s a shame some countries have to be homophobic, especially countries that I want(ed) to visit, for example, Russia. It’s very especially sad in first world countries like the US, UK, etc.

    Same sex marriage, and LGB protection & rights (military service, anti discrimination laws etc) should be mandatory for UN membership in my opinion

    1. Its LGBT. Whether you like it or not.

      But then again, you’re not included in the LGBT, as we are not too keen on bigots like you. People who discriminate like you do not deserve to be included in the fight with those who want equality for all.

      Now back to your swamp.

  3. Now this is interesting, wasn’t england the country that pushed ‘sodomy laws’ that included executing gays upon the colonies?

    And BTW, there is NO PLACE in the United Kingdom that you can get married, at least here in the US there are places where you can… oh yeah lets not forget that Europe has declared that gay adoptions and marriage are not human rights.

    So for the European muppets to declare that they are better than the colonies are just plain delusional.

    There is no such thing as “gay friendly” nations, only nations with gay friendly laws.

    LOL… pot meet kettle. I am sick of this anglo supremacy complex.

    1. You’re very misguided in your facts. Though gay “marriage” isn’t in the UK, a 2004 Act introduced Civil Partnerships in the UK affording near identical rights as marriage. This covers 100% of the UK population, whereas the six US states (plus DC) that allow gay marriage covers only 7.5% of the US population. Meanwhile, the debate in the UK is mostly about the word ‘marriage’ with the PM and all main parties supporting equality: “not a matter of if, but how it’ll be introduced by 2015.” Neither the Republican’s anti-gay rhetoric nor Obama’s ‘evolving opinion’ come close.

      No matter the word, it’s the rights that’s most important. On this you’re also lagging, some states may recognize it but your federal government doesn’t with DOMA. A discriminatory law having a negative affect from inheritance, taxes and families being torn apart or living in exile from the US (immigrationequality.org). Unlike the UK recognizing all gay unions for legal purposes. …

      1. … Also lagging on anti-discriminatory laws with Obama rejecting an executive order this month.

        As for the EU Court, it ruled because the French law applied to both heterosexual & homosexual couples equally. No affected to the UK which allowed gay adoption since 2002. UK courts even upholding a ban on Anti-Gay Christian parents from Fostering. This the same EU court allowing gays to serve in the military since Sep 1999, US lagging 12 years behind.

        The article concerns the state of global LGBT rights today, not the 18th century, the document pushing gay rights globally by withholding aid (including to former colonies): tinyurl.com/aidgayrights

        Shooting yourself in the foot with your own superiority complex – can anyone dare to suggest that the US is not leading without resulting in dented pride? Maybe your Secretary Of State Clinton: “my own country’s record on human rights for gay people is far from perfect.”

        Please save the xenophobic rant.

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 12:37pm

        Well said!

      3. This covers 100% of the UK population, whereas the six US states (plus DC) that allow gay marriage covers only 7.5% of the US population.

        Yeah, but is it 100% equal? If it is, then I will shut up and of course, you gay brits will shut up about this whole gay marriage business in your country since by the looks of it, you already have 100% equality. But since 90% of readers of Pink News might disagree with you I think I have it a little better than you, since I do have in my possession a “marriage license” not some bogus title that makes it look like me and my partner are running a law firm.

      4. Though gay “marriage” isn’t in the UK,

        Yes which means full equality in some states where you can easily cross borders and move to. In the UK you have 0% gay marriage yet 100% civil partnership… whatever that is.

      5. Neither the Republican’s anti-gay rhetoric nor Obama’s ‘evolving opinion’ come close.

        That’s what I been saying all along, yet some of you here bullied me for saying the same exact thing. I do not support Obama because he is AGAINST gay marriage… oh you should have been there when Will and Stu and others jumped on me for saying that.

        No matter the word, it’s the rights that’s most important.” So you wouldn’t mind if the Daily Mail would quote you on that?

        your federal government doesn’t with DOMA.

        DOMA is a federal law, but state law is more important in civil rights matters since it is the states that provide most of the benefits, sure repealing DOMA would be nice, but liberals sat back and did nothing while in Congress.

    2. “And BTW, there is NO PLACE in the United Kingdom that you can get married, at least here in the US there are places where you can…”

      And there are places in the US where you will be tied to a fence and beaten to death just for looking like you might be gay. There is no place in the UK where that level of inbred religious fanaticism exists.

      “So for the European muppets to declare that they are better than the colonies are just plain delusional.”

      You’re ridiculous comment proves this statement anything but.

      “I am sick of this anglo supremacy complex.”

      I can see why you’d have this complex, you sound like a complete idiot. Bless.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 2:06pm

        Could it be envy perhaps?

      2. And there are places in the US where you will be tied to a fence and beaten to death just for looking like you might be gay. There is no place in the UK where that level of inbred religious fanaticism exists.

        Yet Will ignores AB’s own advise: “Please save the xenophobic rant.

        Either Will wants me to ignore all the gay bashings in East London and in Northern England and the homophobia in football or his xenophobia is rampant he has forgotten that Europeans’s homophobia is the same if not worse than American’s … why? Because in Europe (which is still dominated by the Vatican) Homophobia only means when you bash someone, not when you deny gays equal rights. Isn’t this Sarkozy’s stance? He says he’s not a homophobe but he said that gays are not fit to be parents.

    3. Although CPs aren’t ideal, at least you can get one anywhere in the UK, and that is recognised by the whole of the UK.

      I’m not sure why you would think a marriage in a few states that is not recognised by the country as a whole would be an improvement.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 12:41pm

        It is by no means FULL marriage equality. I’m no fan of CPs but I’d rather have one in the UK than a gender neutral marriage in the U.S. whose glass is only half full. At least ours 99.9% full will eventually be filled to the brim before 2015. It’s not going to happen in the U.S. sadly, a country that should have led the way years ago.

      2. if its not an improvement why do it?

      3. Although CPs aren’t ideal, at least you can get one anywhere in the UK, and that is recognised by the whole of the UK.

        Yet I got married in California and if I were to move to England my marriage is null and void. How is that any better?

        I’m not sure why you would think a marriage in a few states that is not recognised by the country as a whole would be an improvement.

        Again, why would place that as a litmus being that your own country DOES NOT RECOGNIZE IT EITHER.

    4. Robert in S. Kensington 1 May 2012, 12:36pm

      Excuse me, but American gay married couples do not enjoy federal (national) recognition of their marriages. They are only portable within six states and not reocognised if you move to another state other than those.

      As for the sodomy red herring. Many countries have moved on, countries such as Canada, South Africa, India and yes, the UK. At least we’re having a national consultation to introduce equal marriage. This isn’t happening in the U.S. because of a republican party who will guarantee it will never happen, among other things. You don’t even have the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed, still languishing for years. Meanwhile, we already have the equivalent, plus we can bring our foreign-born partners in to the country and we can adopt children across the UK. The UK has far more equality laws passed for LGBT people than does the U.S., in fact more than most even those that have introduced equal marriage. I beg to differ with you.

      1. Its for reasons like this I am glad to be British, I may not be 100% happy with the current situation but at least we are the leading country in Europe and ahead of the USA.

      2. They are only portable within six states and not reocognised if you move to another state other than those.

        Yes its the same thing if you went from the Netherlands (a much more smaller state) to another state like Ireland or Greece in the EU, your dutch marriage is null and void. Many gay Brits moved to the Netherlands to get married and start a new life as MARRIED. I have moved back to california with my partner as a MARRIED couple with a MARRIAGE license.

        At least we’re having a national consultation to introduce equal marriage.

        At least? That’s all you have hon… LOL.

        You don’t even have the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed, still languishing for years. Meanwhile, we already have the equivalent, plus we can bring our foreign-born partners in to the country and we can adopt children across the UK. .

        The state that I live in has all those things except immigration, but my partner immigrated here legally without my help. NEXT.

    5. Sounds like envy – the fact that we have far superior freedoms than you do is simply fact. Come on and join us, we Brits allow foreign partners too, but leave your twisted bitterness at customs. And I don’t think a Yank should should be talking supremacy complexes…..

      1. No thanks. I am happily married in the states. I don’t need a ‘Civl partnership” whatever the hell that is.

    6. Pepa is one of those anti gay Catholic/Christian clowns who is using psychological warfare on gays here by screwing with their heads. Ignore this sick person and just vote him away.

      1. LOL… okay. But the Catholic bit is really good though… mind if you point out where I said I was a member of that god awful organization? Why the bitterness? Just raised some points no need to make overt projections.

  4. What are those anti gay Christians in the America government hiding?

  5. Maybe State’s hands are full right now trying to head off war with Iran. Hillz’ll get it done, eventually.

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