Entries by Peter G Tatchell from 03/2012

Commonwealth Chief Condemns Homophobia But Where's the Action?

| Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

The penalties for same-sex relations include 25 years jail in Trinidad and Tobago and 20 years plus flogging in Malaysia. Six Commonwealth countries stipulate life imprisonment: Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Uganda, Bangladesh and Guyana. In parts of Nigeria and Pakistan, same-sex relationships can be punishable by death.Commonwealth states account for more than half of the countries in the world that still outlaw homosexuality. This defies the Commonwealth's ostensible commitment to equality and human rights.

Catholic Archbishops Have Misled People on Gay Marriage

| Posted 03.13.2012 | UK Politics

Given the many huge life-and-death problems in the world -- war, hunger, poverty and dictatorship -- it seems somewhat bizarre that Catholic leaders have chosen to focus on gay marriage for their great crusade. This strikes me as evidence of skewed moral priorities.