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Catholic bishops will be discussing same sex marriage in an ‘extraordinary’ meeting this October. The meeting was called to look at the results of a survey of social attitudes by Catholic laity, though dramatic changes in church policy are not expected.
The state of Brunei begins to phase in its harsh new Sharia Law penal code from today. Death by stoning for homosexuality will begin in phase 3 of the process, which will commence in 3 years time.
The British government has admitted it has no idea of how widespread gay conversion therapy is. However, the Department of Health says it is “strongly against the practice of … ‘reparative’… therapy.”
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have lost their appeal against a conviction for tax evasion. The pair could now face jail after the court refused to acquit them despite even the prosecutor changing his mind.
And finally, the United Nations Human Rights, ‘Free & Equal’ campaign has released a Bollywood-style pop video featuring a gay couple. The song, titled ‘The Welcome’ is intended to develop understanding in India of LGBT people.