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It’s time to reconsider our political alliances

Originally published in FUSE, January 2010 In November, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed Greens legislation providing legal ceremonies for same-sex couples entering a civil union. Two weeks later, the federal ALP decided that unless changes were made, they would veto the law. Apparently, ‘legally binding ceremonies’ made them uncomfortable. As Kevin Rudd made this decision, one […]

New oppressive law in Uganda

Originally published in FUSE, December 2009 On the 14th of October the Uganda Parliament introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009. Building on previous legislation that enforces up to life imprisonment for ‘homosexual acts’ this bill follows years of increased pressure and oppression against the queer community in Uganda. The new law attacks queers in two areas. […]

Lithuania’s moral fabrication

Lithuania’s parliament has recently passed a new law aimed at censoring information available for children. The legislation, called the ‘Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information’ identifies nineteen separate fields of information that are to be censored in order to protect the “mental well-being” and “intellectual or moral development” […]