Law

Couples pose during a photo event during a nationwide referendum’s day on same-sex marriage, in Swiss capital Bern on September 26, 2021. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty) Switzerland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage in a history-making referendum, proving that love always wins. Some 64.1 per cent of the population voted in favour of
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California lawmakers have sent a bill banning secretly removing a condom during sex – commongly known as ‘stealthing’ – to governor Gavin Newsom. (Pexels) California could soon become the first state to outlaw “stealthing”, the vile practice of removing a condom during sex without verbal consent. State lawmakers sent a bill to governor Gavin Newsom’s
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Supporters of the #FreeBritney movement flew to Los Angeles from across the US to protest. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Britney Spears fans are furiously trying to have her former attorney Samuel Ingham investigated by the state bar amid her turbulent conservatorship battle. Ingham served as Britney’s probate lawyer for 13 years before resigning following the singer’s
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LGBT+ rights campaigners complain of a ‘culture of disbelief’ in the Home Office’s treatment of LGBT+ asylum seekers. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty) The British government failed to put in place crucial systems to protect detained asylum seekers living with HIV, a High Court judge has ruled. A Congolese man, 28, went without antiretroviral medication for three days
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Close-up of sign for an All Gender restroom against a wooden wall with yellow doorframe visible, San Ramon, California, 28 November 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) A federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law requiring businesses to post a notice if they allow trans people to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. The
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Britney Spears. (James Devaney/WireImage) Britney Spears reportedly dialled 911 to “report herself as a victim of conservatorship abuse”, according to an explosive The New Yorker investigation. In the latest dizzying twist in the saga of Britney’s conservatorship, the 39-year-old singer is understood to have phoned the police the day before her bombshell court testimony. Since 2008
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Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed the anti-trans sports bill into law. (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) The parents of a 13-year-old girl have launched a federal lawsuit to challenge Florida’s reviled ban on trans girls taking part in school sports. Mounted by the Human Rights Campaign, one of the largest LGBT+ advocacy groups in the US,
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Pope Francis. (Christopher Furlong/Getty) Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi has rejected Vatican efforts to interfere with the passage of an anti-discrimination law. There was widespread outrage among LGBT+ groups in Italy when it emerged that the Vatican had stated its opposition to the proposed law, which would extend anti-discrimination protections to women, LGBT+ people and
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Britney Spears attends the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards on 25 February 2018 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage) Britney Spears in an incendiary, impassioned and exactingly prepared speech to the courts Wednesday afternoon (23 June) has called for an end to her “abusive” conservatorship for good. Shattering her years-long silence regarding the complex legal arrangement that
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Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed the anti-trans sports bill into law. (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) Florida has officially banned trans girls from playing competitive sports on the correct team in a devastating blow to the state’s LGBT+ community. Republican governor Ron DeSantis signed SB1028 – dubbed “The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” – into
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Britney Spears. (Getty/ Bruno Vincent) The fan-led movement to free Britney Spears from her conservatorship has inspired California lawmakers to consider changing the law around the complex legal arrangement. Spears, 39, has for more than a decade seen her affairs, which includes her estate, career and mental health, governed by her father, Jamie Spears, among others, as
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WWE legend Mickie James has come out swinging for trans rights after Arkansas passed legislation banning trans athletes. Mickie Laree James-Aldis, who wrestles under the name Mickie James, has won six WWE women’s championship titles, making her the 12th greatest female wrestling superstar in the company’s history, according to the WWE Network. So when she
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Giana Desir, a trans woman, won a hefty discrimination lawsuit against a real estate broker. A year later, she says, she still hasn’t seen any money. Desir, from Brooklyn, New York, won $50,000 in compensation from a real estate broker sexually who harassed her and said she couldn’t live near “people or children”. New York City’s
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Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a bill that would allow cisgender students to sue a school if they are ‘forced’ to share school facilities with trans students. Jason Zachary, a Republican congressman from Knoxville, introduced House Bill 1233 at the same time Mike Ball, a Republican senator from Riceville, introduced its sister bill in
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Boris Johnson. (Christopher Furlong/WPA Pool /Getty) MPs from across the UK have insisted that any ban on conversion therapy must also include trans people. During a debate in Westminster Hall on Monday evening (8 March), MPs urged the government to ban the harmful, pseudoscientific practice. The debate, triggered by a petition to government signed by
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (L) and his husband Chasten Buttigieg (R) wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School 23 February 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Teacher and LGBT+ rights advocate Chasten Buttigieg has shared a horrifying experience of being confronted by a manager about his
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Queer people in all 50 states now have equal protection from domestic violence under the law. (Envato Elements) Queer victims of domestic violence are finally protected by law in all 50 states after a historic court ruling in North Carolina. North Carolina had been the only state that did not offer equal protection to queer
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David Aruquipa kisses Guido Montano after Bolivia recognised their same-sex civil union. (AIZAR RALDES/AFP via Getty) Bolivia has recognised a same-sex civil union for the first time after a gay couple took their battle for recognition to the courts. David Aruquipa, 48, and Guido Montaño, 45, had their relationship recognised by Bolivia’s civil registry following
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