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12 May 2012

  • 12th May 2012

    Update: ‘Homophobic’ woman from Nebraska ‘has mental health problems’ 151

    Ms Svoboda's brother has said he knew it was only a matter of time before his sister got in trouble (Photo: YouTube)

    11:22 PM — A woman who made startlingly graphic and homophobic comments during an anti-discrimination legislative hearing in Lincoln Nebraska, the video of which went viral within days, has been described as 'having mental health problems' and being diagnosed with schizophrenia.

  • North Carolina Governor denounces Amendment One 36

    The Governor said that Amendment One makes North Carolina look like Mississippi

    6:32 PM — The Governor of North Carolina, Democrat Beverly "Bev" Perdue, has denounced the recent passage of Amendment One, which outlaws all civil unions outside heterosexual marriage, which she said made the state "look like Mississipi."

  • Australia: Victims of a Facebook hate group sue the military 7

    Gay and lesbian people have served in the Australian military since 1992

    5:25 PM — Just as Australian military marks the twentieth anniversary of making it possible for gay men and women to serve openly in the military, the victims of a Facebook hate page that revealed and threatened gay members serving therein, have filed a law suit over the army's handling of the scandal.

  • Law Society bans anti-equality conference organised by World Congress of Families 67

    The Law Society said the conference was against its ethos of diversity and equality

    4:12 PM — The Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, has banned a conference organised by the World Congress of Families, an organisation that considers only a heterosexual marriage as the centre of a "natural family."

  • Four Iranian men due to be hanged for sodomy 203

    According to Iranian human rights campaigners, over 4,000 lesbians and gay men have been executed since the Ayatollahs seized power in 1979.

    1:49 PM — Iran court sentence four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy. Four men named 'Saadat Arefi', 'Vahid Akbari', 'Javid Akbari' and 'Houshmand Akbari' are due to be executed shortly after their verdict was approved recently by high court judges, according to a report from the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.

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