Russian Duma urged to Take Action scrapping Bill on “homosexuality propaganda”

United Nations human rights experts on Friday called on the Russian Parliament, the Duma, to discard a draft bill that could compromise the rights of the LGBT community. The experts on freedom of expression, human rights defenders, cultural rights and the right to health warned that the bill may undermine the enjoyment and promotion of human rights in Russia, unjustifiably singling out the LGBT community –lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people — who have increasingly become … [Read more...]

care2 – Animals Are Companions, Not Property‏

Hi, A Celebration of Women, There is a reason we call cats and dogs "companion" animals. They are our friends and family. They comfort us in tough times and help create happy memories. Canada's laws should reflect what animals really are: loved ones -- not property » Three years ago, Parliament passed a bill to increase penalties for animal abusers, but nothing has changed. That's because it's incredibly difficult to prosecute these criminals and prove that they've inflicted pain or done more … [Read more...]

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