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Dec 08, 2017
Australia signs same-sex marriage bill into law, weddings to be legal from SaturdayAustralia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament
Dec 06, 2017
Centre's transgender protection bill is problematic and woefully inadequate, will harm communitySo as it stands, the Transgender Persons [Protection of Rights] Bill 2016 is clearly woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the Indian trans community. If passed, it would not only cement problematic definitions of gender into law, but also institute provisions that actively harm the community and potentially lead to more interference and discrimination than they already face.
Nov 16, 2017
Hate crime incidents against South Asian Americans are just fraction of actual cases, claims US civil rights groupThe latest hate crime statistics released by FBI shows that violence has become 'a fact of life' for South Asian communities
Sep 12, 2017
Centre likely to tweak definition of transgender: Major step towards recognition of community's civil and political rightsIt is very commendable that the Centre has decided to take action about the definition of transgender in order to safeguard the rights of the community.
Aug 17, 2017
Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in KodaikanalManipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar's office on Thursday morning.
Aug 15, 2017
Charlottesville violence: Donald Trump bows to pressure, calls white supremacists 'criminals and thugs'Bowing to pressure from all sides, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday.
Jul 28, 2017
Google, Microsoft and Viacom among companies urging federal appeals court to back gay employeesGoogle, Microsoft Corp, CBS Corp and Viacom Inc urged a federal appeals court on Monday to rule for the protection of gay employees at workplaces.
Jul 22, 2017
Rahul Gandhi warns NDA govt against distorting Constitution, endorsing RSS agendaCongress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday warned the ruling NDA government against distorting the Constitution and implementing the agenda of the RSS
Mar 21, 2017
National Health Policy 2017: Experts say expenditure target low as compared to neighbouring countriesThe target of increasing health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, set by the National Health Policy 2017, is very low in comparison to what has been achieved by the neighbouring countries
Nov 11, 2016
In second day of anti-Trump protests, civil rights a top concern | ReutersBy Ian Simpson and Gina Cherelus | WASHINGTON/NEW YORK WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Demonstrators took to streets across the country for a second day on Thursday to protest Republican Donald Trump's election victory, voicing worries that Trump would strike a blow against civil rights.Trump's marquee buildings in New York and Washington were targets of protesters, and police put up security fences around the president-elect's hotel in Washington, not far from the White House, and shielded New York's Trump Tower with a line of concrete blocks.About 100 protesters marched from the White House, where Trump had his first transition meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, to the newly opened Trump International Hotel, chanting "love Trumps hate.""This generation deserves better than Donald Trump," said Lily Morton, 17, marching with about 100 classmates from the Georgetown Day School. "The queer people, coloured people, women, girls, everyone that is going to be affected by this, we need to protest to help them."After the students marched on, 72-year-old John Allen, of Silver Spring, Maryland, remained behind to protest at the hotel."We are not going back to this racist white supremacist oligarchy," Allen said.A Trump campaign representative did not respond to requests for comment on the protests.