India’s Top Court Refuses to Hear Gay-Sex Ban Challenge

NEW DELHI, June 29 – India’s Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to hear a petition challenging a law criminalising gay sex, a setback for gay rights activists battling in the country’s courts to get the ban overturned. A number of well-known lesbian, gay and bisexual Indians had argued that Section 377 of India’s penal code,

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Court Decision Shifts Abortion Battle to State Bans

By Jilian Mincer June 27 – The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women

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European Court Rules Against “Anti Jews” French Comic

PARIS, Nov 10: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected claims by a French comedian that his right to speak freely was denied when he was convicted and fined in France for insulting Jews. The court said Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a provocative performer who has been repeatedly accused of hate speech and anti-Semitism,

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