Tag Archive | Equal Marriage

Thailand: LGBT+ activists in legal bid to force marriage equality

Thailand: LGBT+ activists in legal bid to force marriage equality

Thai LGBT+ activists submitted a legal challenge to the Constitutional Court on Friday in a bid to change laws that limit marriage to between a man and a woman, the latest in a series of attempts to achieve marriage equality in Asia. The definition of marriage in Thailand’s Civil and Commercial Code, which deals with […]

Cook Islands set to retain anti-gay ban

Cook Islands set to retain anti-gay ban

In an apparent U-turn on plans to decriminalise homosexuality, lawmakers from the South Pacific Cook Islands are pushing to retain a law that could jail men for gay sex, in a blow for LGBT+ rights groups. The self-governing nation of 15 islands, with a largely Christian population of about 17,000 people, has been debating whether […]

Northern Ireland all set for Marriage Equality and abortion rights

Northern Ireland all set for Marriage Equality and abortion rights

(Reuters) – Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland’s same sex-marriage ban, and restrictions on abortion, prepared today for a momentous change to the laws on both at the stroke of midnight. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that does not allow same-sex marriage. Also, unlike England, Scotland and […]

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

NI: Equal marriage intervention said to complicate talks

(Reuters) – The British parliament’s decision to bypass politicians in Northern Ireland and legislate on same-sex marriage could deepen a stalemate in the region at the heart of Britain’s struggle to leave the European Union, a senior lawmaker warned on Thursday. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage, […]

Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

(Reuters) – Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients, because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples. She recently made a square layer cake with black piping for a gay male couple, who wanted something different to the traditional round […]

Bhutan: Lower house of parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality

Bhutan: Lower house of parliament votes to decriminalise homosexuality

(Reuters) – Bhutan’s lower house of parliament voted on Friday last to scrap laws criminalising homosexuality, local media and activists said, becoming the latest Asian nation to take steps towards easing restrictions on same-sex relationships. The amendment to the penal code passed the 44-member National Assembly with just a single dissenting vote, the local newspapers, Kuensel, and […]

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday. McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on […]