14 judgments found.

Caleb Orozco v. Attorney General of Belize

Country: Belize
Year: 2016
Court: Supreme Court of Belize
Citation: Claim 668 of 2010
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Claimant, Caleb Orozco, a citizen of Belize was a homosexual male and a health educator. In the Supreme Court of Belize, he challenged the constitutional validity of Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code to the extent that it criminalized anal sex between two consenting male adults. Section 53 of the Criminal Code stated …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Assault, Buggery, Bullying, Counselling, Depression, Diagnostics, Gay, Hazing, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Molestation, Most-at-risk, Non-disclosure, People living with HIV/ AIDS, PLHIV, Queer, Rape, Secrecy, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sodomy, STDs, STIs, Transmission, Trauma
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Obergefell v. Hodges

Country: United States
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 576 U.S. ____ (2015); 135 S. Ct. 2584
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The petitioners were same-sex couples from various U.S. states who challenged the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage in those states. They claimed that the bans violated the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Due Process Clause protects individuals from the arbitrary denial of life, …Read more

Tags: Bisexual, Domestic partnership, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Transgender
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Suresh Kumar Koushal and another v. Naz Foundation and others

Country: India
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 10972 of 2013
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (the Section) penalized voluntary “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and described them as “unnatural offences.” An offence under this Section was non-bailable and carried a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Naz Foundation, the Petitioner, was an NGO working in …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Bisexual, Buggery, Criminalization, Gay, Gender identity, HIV, Homosexual, Law enforcement, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation, Sodomy, Transgender
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Naz Foundation v. Government of NCT of Delhi, et al.

Country: India
Year: 2009
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: (2009) DLT 27
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Overruled by Suresh Kumar Koushal and Anor. v. Naz Foundation and Ors. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (the Section) penalized voluntary “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and described them as “unnatural offences.” An offence under this Section was non-bailable and carried a maximum punishment of …Read more

Tags: Condoms, Criminalization, Gay, Gender identity, Homosexual, Injecting drug users, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, Sodomy, STDs, STIs
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Lawrence v. Texas

Country: United States
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Police officers entered a private residence in response to a report of a disturbance and came upon two men engaged in a sexual act. The men were arrested for and charged with violating a Texas state criminal law that prohibited “deviate sexual intercourse [defined as oral or anal sex] with another individual of the same sex.” …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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S.L. v. Austria

Country: Austria
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application no. 45330/99
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

SL, an Austrian national, was born in 1981. SL is a homosexual and submits that he lives in a rural area of Austria where homosexuality is still taboo and suffered from the fact that he could not live his homosexuality openly and – until he reached the age of 18 – could not enter into …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Criminalization, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation, Sodomy
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Living World Distributors Ltd. v. Human Rights Action Group Inc. (Wellington)

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2000
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2001] 2 LRC 233
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression
Facts:

Living World Distributors (“LWD”) attempted to import two videos from the USA into New Zealand. The videos, which discussed aspects of homosexuality, opposed the granting of special rights to homosexuals and stated that homosexuality is one of the causes of the spread of HIV/AIDS. The videos were deemed suitable for audiences over 16 years old …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Bisexual, Gay, Gender identity, HIV, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Queer, Sexual orientation, Transgender
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Smith and Grady v. United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications No. 33985/96 and 33986/96; (1999) 29 EHRR 493; [1999] ECHR 72; [1999] IRLR 734; (1999) 11 Admin LR 879
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy, Right to work
Facts:

The Applicants were both exemplary members of the Royal Air Force and had been discharged solely due to being homosexual. The first appellant was an enrolled nurse.  An anonymous female caller left a message on the applicant’s answering machine stating that she knew about the applicant’s homosexuality and afterwards informed the air force authorities. In a …Read more

Tags: Employment, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Military, Sexual orientation
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National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality v. Minister of Justice

Country: South Africa
Year: 1998
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: CCT 11/98
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicants were the South African Human Rights Commission and a coalition of 70 organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in South Africa. They brought a constitutional challenge to various statutory provisions in South Africa criminalizing homosexual acts. The Applicants claimed that the statutes in question violated sections 9, 10 and 14 of …Read more

Tags: Buggery, Gay, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual orientation, Sexual violence, Sodomy
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Nielsen v. Canada (Employment and Immigration Commission)

Country: Canada
Year: 1997
Court: Federal Court - Court of Appeal
Citation: [1997] 3 F.C. 920
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to family life
Facts:

Appellant, a federal public servant, filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) on September 29, 1989 regarding the government’s refusal to provide dental care insurance coverage for her same-sex partner and her partner’s child. She claimed discrimination pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act (“the Act”) on the grounds of sex, …Read more

Tags: Gay, Health insurance, Homosexual, Lesbian, LGBTI, Sexual orientation
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