Mexico City Changes the Definition of Marriage

Mexico City’s legislative assembly recently voted to change the definition of marriage, legalizing gay marriage. Representatives voted in December 2009 to change the Civil Code, which previously defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman and now…

NGOs Partnership Key to China’s HIV/AIDS Policy

The Chinese government has only recently taken steps to address the nation’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Earlier efforts focused primarily on foreigners, because the government believed that HIV/AIDS only affected homosexuals and that homosexuality was limited in China. China’s inability to effectively…

Nigeria Attempts To Criminalize Same-Sex Marriage

On March 11, 2009, the Nigerian National Assembly held a public hearing on the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill, proposed in 2008. What captured most headlines was the demonstration by hundreds of young LGBT men and women organized by the…