Germany's top court has ruled that gays in civil partnerships should be allowed to adopt their partner's adopted children. The court said this woud benefit the children concerned. But gays may still not adopt together.
Uganda’s top court has reversed a law that criminalizes homosexuality. The country’s parliament passed the bill in February, prompting international outcry and sanctions from the United States.
A Ugandan anti-gay law thrown out on a technicality could be re-submitted to the country's parliament as early as next week. Several anti-gay legislators want a prompt fresh vote on the measure without lengthy debate.
In Uganda, an anti-gay law that triggered cuts in Western aid, has been thrown out on a technicality. Rights groups welcome the move, but say colonial-era penalties on homosexuality remain in force.
Life is dangerous for Africa’s gays and lesbians, despite a resolution from the African Commission for Human Rights. The UN warns that the persecution of homosexuals is hindering the fight against AIDS.
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