Category: Around the World

Indonesia considers ban on “destructive” LGBT-related TV

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Days after a long-running Indonesian television comedy aired, its producers got a letter from the broadcast commission warning that a male character in the show was “dressed and behaving like a woman” and could violate broadcasting standards. “We evaluated the show…we immediately reminded our staff to be careful because we are minimizing…

At Values Voter Summit, Trump Boasts of Homophobic, Sexist Victories

(Advocate) Donald Trump told his religious right supporters what they wanted to hear today at the Values Voter Summit — that he’s protecting religious freedom and bringing Judeo-Christian values back to America. The first sitting president to address the gathering, he took the stage at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., to applause and chants of…

U.S. anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice Department

(Reuters) The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not. The memo sent to U.S. Attorneys’ offices on Wednesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…

Microsoft, Apple among companies urging U.S. Supreme Court to weigh gay workers’ rights

(Reuters) Dozens of companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, and Viacom Inc have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to address whether a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections to gay employees. A group of 76 companies submitted a brief to the court saying a split among lower courts on…