VANCOUVER — Vancouver’s police force has been ordered to pay a trans woman $15,000 for repeatedly referring to her as a man and refusing to provide her post-op treatment while she was in jail. A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision posted Tuesday described how Angela Dawson had completed gender-reassignment surgery in March 2010 before several encounters with police officers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Continue reading “Trans woman wins $15,000 after cops called her a man! WTF!?”
The state of Texas sued the U.S. Labor Department over a rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples, saying it violates the rights of states that don’t recognize gay marriage.
The lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Wichita Falls, Texas is the first challenge to the department’s rule, which is set to take effect on March 27.
A Jamaican lawyer has filed a lawsuit in the Caribbean Court of Justice aimed at forcing the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize to scrap immigration laws that bar the entry of gays and lesbians.
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Local probate judges have suspended the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is legal.
The state court’s order came despite a federal court’s ruling of the opposite opinion.
Police were called to a London buffet restaurant after gay pornography was allegedly shown on screens in front of shocked diners.
Mother-of-three Jade Miller said she was dining out with her young children at Jimmy’s flagship branch at The O2 in Greenwich for a friend’s birthday.
When her sons Alfie, nine, and Archie, six, ran over to tell her they had “seen something funny” she went to investigate, and found the X-rated footage in a large pop-up window in the middle of the restaurant computer’s booking screen.
Continue reading “Police Called as Diners See Gay Porn on Screens at Restaurant”
In the first case of its kind in China, search-engine leader Baidu is facing a lawsuit after a clinic claiming it could make gay men become heterosexual appeared atop its search results.
The 30-year-old plaintiff, referred to in reports by the alias “Xiao Zhen,” is suing both the Chongqing-based Xinyupiaoxiang Clinic and Baidu. Xiao Zhen said the clinic — which was the first result on Baidu when he searched for “gay treatment” — had a phoney psychiatry license and administered electroshock treatment as part of the purported “conversion therapy,” the Beijing Times newspaper reported Monday.
Xiao Zhen is demanding compensation of more than 10,000 yuan ($1,620) from Baidu and Xinyupiaoxiang Clinic, which he said had infringed upon his health and personal rights.
Baidu responded that the clinic had a business license for “psychological counseling” and that the difference between “counseling” and “treatment” was hard to distinguish, according to an earlier report by state-run Xinhua News Agency quoting the company’s lawyer in the case.
While the case went to trial on July 31, it garnered little media attention until just recently. A verdict is still awaited, the Beijing Times report said.
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