They were also protected by the king. Brunei has come under scrutiny this week after the small country located in Southeast Asia enacted an Islamic law that made gay sex punishable by flogging or stoning to death.
In other countries, public displays of affection may be frowned upon. The Independent.
Illegal since Penalty: 1 to 5 years imprisonment. The implications of the law on Russia's hosting of two major international sporting events; the Winter Olympics in Sochi where seven LGBT athletesall female, were expected to compete  and the FIFA World Cupwere called into question.
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Illegal since Penalty: Fines to 5 years imprisonment. Library of Congress Country Studies. International Business Times. In DecemberNikolay Alexeyev and Yaroslav Yevtushenko were fined 4, rubles for picketing outside a children's but don t expect that prohibit gay rights in Arkhangelsk with banners reading, "Gays aren't made, they're born!
He believes that as L. The law was also criticized for leading to an increase and justification of homophobic violence while the implications of the laws in relation to the then-upcoming Winter Olympics being hosted by Sochi were also cause for concern, as the Olympic Charter contains language explicitly barring various forms of discrimination.
Retrieved 13 July For many of those whose political identities have been shaped by crusades against government discrimination and pervasive societal ignorance, victimhood is too essential an identity to be so easily discarded. I got favorable performance reviews.