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,…

After set-backs, first same-sex marriage in Argentina

By Tracey Begley The legal and political debate in Argentina over same-sex marriage reflects the tension between two differing opinions: that the ability to marry is a fundamental right which may be achieved through judicial interpretation, and that the legality…

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…