Americas

Dramatic scene: Challenge to Belize sodomy law under way

The constitutional challenge to the Belize anti-sodomy law, spearheaded by Unibam leader Caleb Orozco, reached the Supreme Court of Belize today. Asa DeMatteo, a clinical psychologist living with his same-sex spouse in San Francisco, is blogging from that courtroom.  DeMatteo became involved in efforts to overturn that law a few years ago after he responded … Continue reading

Americas

Belize Action — worse than Westboro Baptist Church

With the approach of a May 7 constitutional challenge to Belize’s anti-gay law, Section 53, anti-homosexuality forces have launched a campaign of  hate and fear. In this commentary, naturalized Belizean citizen Brent Toombs argues that the anti-gay organization Belize Action is even worse than the anti-gay protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in the United States. … Continue reading

Americas / Europe

Queen silent on gay rights, but provides an opening

Queen Elizabeth disappointed LGBT rights activists this week by saying nothing whatsoever about gay rights or even human rights, as she signed the new Commonwealth charter that calls for an end to discrimination on the basis of “gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.” Advance publicity about the event had suggested that the … Continue reading