Pakistan’s Ban On Texting ‘Gay’ Put On Hold

Pakistan’s ban on texting “obscene” words like “gay,” “homosexual,” and “lesbian” has been put on hold following public outcry over the regulations, Pink News reports. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority had ordered mobile phone service providers to start blocking out the offensive words by Monday, but a spokesperson has told AFP, “At the moment we are not blocking or filtering any word. No final decision has been taken in this regard.”