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Brazil's top court makes homophobia a crime

World / Social Issues Jun 14, 2019

Brazil's top court makes homophobia a crime

Brazil's top court officially made homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism on Thursday, with the final justices casting their votes in a ruling that comes amid fears the country's far-right administration is seeking to roll back LGBT social gains. Six of the Supreme Federal ...

U.S. considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

World / Social Issues Jun 14, 2019

U.S. considers more options for detaining transgender migrants

About 300 migrants who identify as transgender have been booked into the custody of U.S. immigration authorities since Oct. 1, marking the highest number since officials began keeping track in 2015. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering opening a second permanent facility where transgender ...

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

World / Social Issues Jun 13, 2019

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country. The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed hearing. Ecuador, where the church ...

Trump says he's looking at protections for Venezuelans in U.S.

World / Social Issues Jun 12, 2019

Trump says he's looking at protections for Venezuelans in U.S.

President Donald Trump says his administration is considering granting Temporary Protected Status to thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to the United States amid ongoing unrest. The once-wealthy oil nation is now facing severe shortages of basic goods and hyperinflation. Trump says the situation in ...

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

World / Social Issues Jun 11, 2019

Vatican rejects gender change to alarm of LGBT Catholics

The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual "complementarity" of men and women to make babies. The document, published during LGBT Pride Month, was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as ...