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Articles tagged 'law'

Transgender Man Wins First Employment Discrimination Case in China

Transgender Man Wins First Employment Discrimination Case in China

2017-01-09
Court in China’s Guizhou province rules Mr. C had been unfairly dismissed, but clears former employer of discrimination.
Mixed response over new Thai initiative to empower LGBT community

Mixed response over new Thai initiative to empower LGBT community

2015-01-28
Some rights activists welcome the decision to include a clause in the new constitution to ensure fairer legal treatment while others remain skeptical.
Gay Orgy Organiser Sentenced to Administrative Detention in Shanghai

Gay Orgy Organiser Sentenced to Administrative Detention in Shanghai

2014-01-19
A man in Shanghai has been sentenced to five months in administrative detention for organizing an orgy for himself and seven other men in Xuhui district, the local court said Tuesday.
Singapore: Tan Eng Hong makes application to intervene in anti-gay sex law appeal

Singapore: Tan Eng Hong makes application to intervene in anti-gay sex law appeal

2013-08-13
The first man to challenge Singapore's law which criminalises sex between men has today made an application to the High Court to be recognised as an interested party and to intervene in Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee's upcoming Court of Appeal hearing as the outcome of this appeal may affect Tan's case in which judgment is still pending.
Singapore: Queer women's group Sayoni meets with Law Minister

Singapore: Queer women's group Sayoni meets with Law Minister

2013-01-04
Members of queer women's group Sayoni met with Singapore's Law Minister and Foreign Affairs, K Shanmugam who when asked about the cascading effects of laws and censorship in Singapore said that the "majority’s social acceptance" is needed before there can be any changes (in the laws and policies).
Singapore: Couple files fresh challenge to gay sex law

Singapore: Couple files fresh challenge to gay sex law

2012-11-30
A fresh challenge has been made today against s377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes physical relations between two men.
US Appeals Court rules federal law defining marriage unconstitutional

US Appeals Court rules federal law defining marriage unconstitutional

2012-10-19
A federal appeals court in New York became the latest to strike down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law which defines marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman.
The faces of the s377A challenge: M Ravi and Ivan Tan Eng Hong

The faces of the s377A challenge: M Ravi and Ivan Tan Eng Hong

2011-10-21
Singapore is still waiting for the Court of Appeal to rule on a constitutional challenge to our gay sex law. Fridae looks at the personalities behind the case.
One step closer to the abolition of s377A in Singapore?

One step closer to the abolition of s377A in Singapore?

2011-09-27
The nation's gay sex law was today challenged by human rights lawyer M. Ravi – and by the presiding judges. Ng Yi-Sheng reports.
The Lawyer Is In: Where is your humanity?

The Lawyer Is In: Where is your humanity?

2010-12-03
The Lawyer Is In is a monthly legal column by George Hwang who will answer questions from readers. This month, he discusses two cases whereby one was outed at work as HIV positive by an anonymous person and another has a non-Singaporean partner who is HIV positive.

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