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Honeymoon over for gay couples after Australia overturns same-sex marriage law

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The honeymoon was short-lived for Australia’s gay couples who married in the past five days after the High Court overturned new same-sex marriage laws on Thursday, invalidating wedding ceremonies performed since Saturday.<p>“This is devastating for those couples who married this …

India Reconsiders Gay Sex Ban

Indian ban on gay sex violates international law - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - A decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on gay sex represents a “significant step backwards for India” and violates international law, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Thursday, suggesting the case be reheard.<p>In a major blow to gay rights in …

Indian ban on gay sex violates international law: U.N

GENEVA (Reuters) - A decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reinstate a ban on gay sex represents a “significant step backwards for India” and violates international law, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Thursday, suggesting the case be reheard.<p>U.N. High Commissioner for Human …

Croatia's cabinet approves broader rights for same-sex couples

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia’s center-left cabinet approved a more liberal family law on Thursday, granting gay couples most of the same rights as heterosexuals only two weeks after voters in the strongly Roman Catholic country banned gay marriages in a referendum.<p>The new law does not allow same-sex …

How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …

Reinventing The Condom With Easy-On Tabs And Beef Tendon

When you hear the term "next-generation condom," beef tendon probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind.<p>But a condom made from the cow part is one of 11 ideas to win $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its reinvent-the-condom competition.<p>Another winning proposal uses a …