Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicGay rights

Topic: Gay rights

Research confirms same-sex attraction has a biological basis and your siblings matter

We found the number and sex of one’s siblings play an important role in the development of their sexuality.

Biden-Xi summit will help reduce rising tensions. US-China talking itself is an achievement

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6 Islamist militants in Bangladesh get death penalty for killing gay rights activist

Xulhaz Mannan, an editor of Bangladesh’s first gay rights magazine, and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy were hacked to death by the militants in April 2016.

‘This is for every citizen’s right’ — HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt stand on same-sex marriages

High court was hearing petitions filed by two same-sex couples, one based in Delhi and the other in the US. The matter will next be heard on 8 January 2021.

ICJ suggests decriminalising sex work & making RTE Act gender-neutral in report on LGBTQ

The International Commission of Jurists released a report Saturday, recommending several measures to ensure that the LGBTQ community doesn’t face discrimination.

Will the Indian Army welcome gay soldiers? Veterans split

Some say homosexuality is unlikely to be acceptable for soldiers, pointing to a years-old military culture, while others say the SC order will prevail.

Indian Army is worried now that men can legally have sex with other men

Homosexuality in the military is frowned upon in much of the world. Is the tide about to change in India?

Supreme Court has earned moment of rest with 377 verdict, but much remains to be cleared

The Supreme Court’s decision on Section 377 deserves careful unpacking, but it is noteworthy in at least four respects.

‘Homosexuality not mental illness’: What the 5 judges said while striking down Section 377

While Justice D.Y. Chandrachud criticised the government for its ‘lethargy’, Justice Indu Malhotra said ‘history owes an apology’ to the LGBTQ community.

Most progressive judgment ever: UPA-era law secy hails Supreme Court’s 377 verdict

T.K. Viswanathan had backed Delhi HC’s 2009 ruling on the section, but his opinion was ignored by the group of ministers headed by P. Chidambaram.

On Camera

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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