Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

  In his first State of the Union address on January 27, 2010, President Barack Obama explicitly stated his plans to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy on homosexuals serving in the armed forces: “This year, I…

Albania’s New Anti-Discrimination Law Protects LGBT Rights

Human rights advocacy groups worldwide hailed Albania’s inclusive anti-discrimination law as a victory for equal protection from all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A unanimous Legislative Assembly and Prime Minister Sali Berisha signed…

UN Response to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The United Nations is pressuring Uganda to abandon proposed anti-homosexual legislation. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 is sponsored by David Bahati, a member of the Ugandan Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement. Homosexuality is already a crime in Uganda,…