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Watchdog: Tanzania police abuse, torture impede HIV services

Tanzanians who are most at risk of HIV face widespread police abuse and often can’t get help when they are victims of crime, Human Rights Watch and the Wake Up and Step Forward Coalition say in a new report.

A hard look at same-gender housing discrimination

According to HUD’s study, same-sex couples experience unequal treatment more often than heterosexual couples when responding to internet ads for rental units, and findings show that gay male couples experience more discrimination than lesbian couples.

Idaho GOP wants local non-discrimination ordinances voided

Idaho Republican Party leaders are calling on the state Legislature to invalidate local city ordinances that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation - like the one Coeur d’Alene passed after an emotional community debate just two weeks ago.

Russia essentially bans the gay

Russia's parliament, the State Duma, today unanimously passed a federal law banning "gay propaganda" and "non-traditional sexual relations," drawing widespread criticism from human-rights groups. One deputy abstained from voting.

COMMENTARY: Another batch of Louisiana crazy

Will these discriminating, mean-spirited Democrats and Republicans ever realize that the only thing a child really needs to succeed are parents who love them and support them and totally have their back as they make their way in the craziness of life?