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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-12 05:22 AM
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Allegedly gay friendly Lebanon and "virginity tests" for gays--human rights watch.


Lebanon: Stop Tests of Shame Authorities Order Anal Examinations on Men Charged With Homosexuality

August 10, 2012

(Beirut) Lebanons Justice Ministry should immediately issue a directive ordering an end to anal examinations as part of police investigative procedures to determine suspects sexual behavior, Human Rights Watch said today. The ministry should follow the lead of the Lebanese Doctors Syndicate, which recently denounced the tests as a form of torture.

The Lebanese authorities should drop all homosexuality-related charges against three men arrested during a raid on a cinema in Beirut on July 28, 2012, Human Rights Watch said. The government should take steps to repeal article 534 of the Lebanese penal code, which criminalizes sexual relations against nature and is used to prosecute men for homosexuality.

Forensic anal examinations of men suspected of homosexual contact, conducted in detention, constitute degrading and humiliating treatment, said Rasha Moumneh, a Middle East and North Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch, based in Beirut. These tests of shame, as Lebanese rights organization the Legal Agenda has dubbed them, should stop immediately the state has no business punishing and degrading its citizens for consensual sexual conduct.

The Internal Security Forces vice squad arrested 36 men during the July 28 raid on a movie theater suspected of screening pornographic movies in the Burj Hammoud district of Beirut, the third such raid in recent months. The men were transferred to Hbeich police station, where they were subjected to anal examinations. The examinations are conducted by forensic doctors on orders of the public pros


Much more at:

http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/08/10/lebanon-stop-tests-s...


The group victimized may change, as may the group doing the victimizing, but bigotry never seems to end, no matter how much we think the species has evolved.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-12 03:37 PM
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1. Unbelievable!
I wanna look at your butt hole, son. I don't like organized religion. They always seek to impose their religion on others.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-12 07:45 PM
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2. Neo theos are the issue for me. Thomas Jefferson was very
intelligent about that. Allowing crossovers between religion and government is bad for both religion and government.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-31-12 12:05 AM
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3. extremists of any religion are the lifeblood of war and subjugation n/t
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-31-12 07:25 AM
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4. What do you want to bet the Lebanese "moral police" were the ones getting kicks
Out of this. :-(
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-31-12 07:38 AM
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5. I don't want to assume that everyone who acts badly is a closeted gay.
Edited on Wed Oct-31-12 07:39 AM by No Elephants
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