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Friday, October 13, 2006

Transsexual Allowed To Revive Multi-Million Dollar Discrimination Suit Against Bank 

(London) A transsexual man who alleges he was fired by multi-national banking company HSBC because of his corrected gender will be allowed to appeal a labor tribunal ruling that dismissed most of his case.

Peter Lewis is seeking $9 million in damages. It is the biggest case of its kind since Britain banned discrimination on the basis of sexuality.


Cameroon Violates Human Rights Laws By Detaining Gay Men 

In an opinion issued Wednesday, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared that the nation of Cameroon violated international human rights laws by detaining 11 men because they are gay.

The 11 men were arrested at a bar frequented by gays and lesbians in Yaoundé, Cameroon. While in prison, the detainees faced harsh conditions and homophobic attacks from fellow prisoners.

The men were detained for more than one year on anti-homosexuality offenses rising from Cameroon’s Penal Code.


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