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While much of Asia is tolerant of homosexuality, Taiwan became the first in the region to allow gay marriage via a bill passed by lawmakers Friday. Vietnam decriminalized gay marriage celebrations in but stopped short of full legal recognition for same-sex unions. Australia and New Zealand are the only places in the wider Asia-Pacific region to have passed gay marriage laws.
Updated April 03, The tiny nation of Brunei introduced severe penalties for gay sex and adultery — stoning to death and whipping — despite global condemnation. Made up of two small slivers of land on the island of Borneo, the oil-rich country of aboutpeople is ruled by the extravagantly wealthy Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who also acts as Prime Minister.
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The kingdom of Brunei has instituted a law that will punish gay people for having sex by stoning them to death. From The Independent :. New laws due to come into effect next Wednesday will see the tiny kingdom become the first nation in southeast Asia to impose the death penalty for those found engaging in same-sex intercourse.
Consensual sex between same-sex persons aged sixteen 16 years is lawful in the United Kingdom England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. On 09 JulyNorthern Ireland was brought into line with the rest of the UK after MPs approved legislation to reduce the age of consent in the province from 17 to The legislation reduces the gay age of consent in the United Kingdom from 18 to 16 and from 18 to 17 in Northern Ireland, conforming with the heterosexual age of consent.
The move is seen as a milestone in efforts to improve legal rights for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, community, which comprises an estimated 8 percent of the population, or about 6 million people. For hotel receptionist Patipant Chuthapun, who lives with his partner in the northern city of Chiang Mai, the proposed partnership law is a welcome one. What was more challenging to Chuthapun was telling his parents about his sexuality when he was a teenager going to school in the conservative farming community, where more than 90 percent of Thais practice the conservative Theravada Buddhism.
In Novemberthe Philippine justice department ruled that a family visa cannot be granted to the same-sex spouse of a foreigner working in the country [R1. On 10 Februarythe House of Representatives committee on women and gender equality voted in favor of the Anti-Discrimination Bill authored by Dinagat Islands Rep Kaka Bag-ao that would make discrimination against employees, refusal to admit a person in an institution, denial of access to health services and harassment by law enforcers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity unlawful were it to become law [R1. On 22 NovemberBusiness World reported that the Senate approved a Senate Billtitled Anti-Ethnic or Racial Profiling and Discrimination Act ofwhich defines unlawful discrimination as "the distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference made on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, language, disability or other status which has an effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying" a person's recognition. The measure will extend to employment, educational institutions, and provision of goods and services [R1.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in Western Australia have seen significant progress since the beginning of the 21st century, with the Parliament of Western Australia passing comprehensive law reforms in The Australian state of Western Australia decriminalised male homosexual acts in and was the first state in Australia to grant full adoption rights to LGBT couples in However, the Surrogacy Act bans single people and same-sex couples from altruistic surrogacy agreements, making Western Australia the only jurisdiction within Australia to maintain such a prohibition.