On January 11, 2005, Illinois became the 15th US state to amend its state human rights statute to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment and public accommodations.
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Indonesia: Shari'a Bylaw Passed by the Aceh Parliament (UA 238/14)
The bylaw would criminalize, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage, punishable by caning.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.