Sunday, 27 November 2011 18:08

Week' N News: Illegality Or Equality

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WeekN News

In France, it is a step ahead, a step behind.

One could wonder where will go UK financial aids? Certainly not in the pockets of the Zimbabwe's president.

A minister in Malaysia repeats once again that homosexuality is illegal and has no intention to change this.

Perhaps, in Denmark, you will be able to you marry in Lutheran churches.

Lastly, Google goes towards always more equality.


France:

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Six UMP national secretaries indicated in an article of the Express that they would wish gay marriage be in the 2012 presidential program of Nicolas Sarkosy. Of course, as one could expect it, 18 UMP deputies (whose Jacques Remiller, Christian Vanneste, Richard Mallié, Jacques Myard and Brigitte Barèges) have reacted : "Gay marriage: no!" qualifying this request as "inadmissible".

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Good news however, the term of limitation, which until now made it possible for many homophobes who said public insults to homosexuals, women and handicapped people to not undergo a sentence because the term was three months and it was too short, was pushed back at one year by the Assembly which voted 473-4. There remains however the vote of the Senate.


UK:

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Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell specifies that UK never planned to cut financial aids to countries which would not change their policies to respect rights of LGBT but that this aid would be redirected in order to continue to help these countries but more particularly in the field of health, food and education.

"Taking money away from Governments does not mean you do not support that country. You find other mechanisms for trying to help the poorest with food, education and health care as well as building up business structures."


Zimbabwe:

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The president of Zimbabwe in answer to this financial aid qualifies "satanic" the approach of the UK government.

Mugabe said: "It becomes worse and satanic when you get a prime minister like Cameron saying countries that want British aid should accept homosexuality.

"To come with that diabolic suggestion to our people is a stupid offer."

He added in a speech a few days ago : "Do not get tempted into that (homosexuality). You are young people. If you go that direction, we will punish you severely.

"It is condemned by nature. It is condemned by insects and that is why I have said they are worse than pigs and dogs."

UK government spokesman said : "The UK Government is at the forefront of work to promote human rights around the world, and regularly criticises Governments which violate those rights.

"This includes working to end religious intolerance, and persecution and discrimination against individuals on the basis of their sexuality.

"Our new approach, set out in detail in July this year, means we only provide aid directly to governments when we are satisfied that they share our commitments to reduce poverty; respect human rights; improve public financial management; fight corruption; and promote good governance and transparency."


Malaysia:

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Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department still opposes the legalization of homosexuality in his country:

"Homosexuality is deemed illegal in Malaysia as it goes against the constitution (…) Islam is enshrined in the constitution as the religion of the Federation and same sex orientation is unIslamic."


USA :

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Google, which will receive an award next month by The Trevor Project because last year, announced they would start paying gay and lesbian workers at a higher rate, in order to compensate them from unequal tax laws, decided to continue and develop health benefits to its transgender staff.

Google spokesman Jordan Newman told an Associated Press that: "As the WPATH Standards of Care are considered the highest standards of care for transgender individuals, we agreed to cover the full range of procedures under WPATH."

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s Standards of Care) cover gender transitioning procedures and treatments.

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