This will soon increase to six states once Brunei completes its phasing in of Sharia law which will include death by stoning for homosexuality. Site Navigation Site Mobile Navigation. They argued that the state had no business regulating matters of intimacy. The decision, opposed by progressive members of the church and gay and lesbian pastors, could ultimately splinter the church. We make two recommendations for how the HR Committee could improve its effectiveness when it comes to protecting the rights of sexual minorities.
Celebrations as Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage — video. Readers describe the advantages and drawbacks of compressing their chests. Although many of the working procedures of the treaty committees are taken to be inalienable, these same procedures have generally been developed by the treaty committees themselves, and thus can be reformed by the same treaty committees.
However, inwhen General Comment 18 was published, lobbying for LGBT rights was in its infancy, and it may have been too early for such a statement.