Here is today in international news:
Egypt faces a key human rights challenge as two of its staunch defenders are put on trial. In a country where freedom of the press is not always, if ever, acknowledged, Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and Gamal Eid, executive director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information and a legal attorney specializing in media freedom, provided assistance to those prosecuted for publishing their beliefs. Now, these lawyers find themselves on trial to have their assets frozen.
Conflict arose yet again in the U.S. House of Representatives as the democrats sought to protect LGBT rights. Left wing representatives included a phrase reaffirming President Obama’s stance on the rights of LGBT citizens in a bill on government spending. This bill did not pass the House.
As the U.S. fights for the right to discriminate against LGBT citizens, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced legislation that would protect transgender people for this sort of inequality.