After the depressing news a couple of weeks ago that Kenya's highest court has ruled that its laws making homosexual sex illegal were valid, there have been three amazing steps forward this week:
Botswana's highest court decided that criminalising homosexual sex was discriminatory, unconstitutional and against the public interest. "A democratic society is one
that embraces tolerance,
Following his sacking by the Australian Rugby Union, Israel Folau is now suing the ARU for reportedly $10 million for breach of contract.
As the old Chinese curse said- "may you live in interesting times." It is interesting to see whether he is successful in his claim. Before the determination by its panel that Folau had committed a high level breach of the contract, the ARU reportedly offered
The ABC is reporting that Israel Folau has been found to have committed a high level breach of the players code of conduct. Punishment is yet to be decided.
I am deeply saddened that a player of his extraordinary abilities thought that in accordance with his religious views, it was OK to say that homosexuals deserved to go to hell. Having been the subject of homophobic abuse and glares, the
The extraordinary tale of Masson and Parsons was heard before the High
Court just before Easter- to work out whether Mr Masson is a parent.
Judgment has been reserved. It is likely to be some months before we
know an outcome.
Trial judge says that Mr Masson is a parent
Mr Masson was in court against the birth mother, the first Ms Parsons,
and her wife, the second Ms Parsons. Mr Masson is a
Rainbow Families Queensland is hosting for the first time Making Rainbow Babies- all wanna be parents want to know about how to conceive and raise children:
use of egg and sperm donors
listening to children in rainbow families.
I will be a speaker on the day. I am looking forward to it- and looking forward to everyone who turns up.
This Saturday there will be a rally in Brisbane condemning the actions of the Brunei Government in passing laws to make death by stoning the punishment for those engaging in homosexual acts or adultery.
While Brunei is tiny, with a population of 400,000, it is oil rich. It Sultan is believed to be one of the world's richest men. Members of Brunei's LGBT community are reported to be fleeing
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
In 2011 in Vegas of all
places, I had an extraordinary conversation with a man I had just met. He was Steve Snyder. Steve was and is the owner of a surrogacy
agency, International Assisted Reproduction Center in Minneapolis, a long time
ART attorney and then the chair of the ART Committee of the American Bar
Steve had just