Tag Archive | Equal Marriage

Japan: Gay couple to join legal challenge after marriage bid fails

Japan: Gay couple to join legal challenge after marriage bid fails

A couple who failed in an attempt to register their same-sex marriage in Japan vowed on Friday to take legal action to force the country to legalise gay weddings. Ai Nakajima and Kristina Baumann, who live in Yokohama, near Tokyo, attempted to register their marriage with local authorities on Wednesday after marrying in Germany last […]

Japan: 26 mock weddings for Japanese lesbian couple

Japan: 26 mock weddings for Japanese lesbian couple

A Japanese lesbian couple plan to stage wedding photos in every country around the world where same-sex marriage is legal, in a push to increase understanding of LGBT+ communities at home, they said on Wednesday. Students Misato Kawasaki, 21, and Mayu Otaki, 22, hope to give other LGBT+ people confidence in their identity, and raise awareness of issues such as […]

Cuba: Panel closes door on gay marriage constitutional amendment

Cuba: Panel closes door on gay marriage constitutional amendment

(Reuters) – The commission in charge of writing Communist-run Cuba’s new constitution has revised an original draft to remove the concept of marriage altogether, after originally amending it to open the doorway to same-sex unions. The first draft of the new constitution, that was unveiled in July, included Article 68, redefining matrimony as gender neutral […]

NI: QUB – Conor McGinn MP – Equality & Diversity Lecture – 22 Nov

NI: QUB – Conor McGinn MP – Equality & Diversity Lecture – 22 Nov

Conor McGinn, who recently proposed an NI equal marriage amendment to a Westminster Bill, gives an Equality and Diversity talk at @QUBelfast on Thursday, 22 November, at 7.00pm. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queens-university-policy-engagement-lecture-series-tickets-50348852774 Conor McGinn MP, Labour Party 22 November 2018 @ 7.00pm | Emeleus Lecture Theatre | Queen’s University Belfast Queen’s University Belfast University Road Belfast […]

Taiwan: Tech, banks back same-sex marriage ahead of referendum

Taiwan: Tech, banks back same-sex marriage ahead of referendum

Banking and technology giants, including JPMorgan, Google, and Microsoft on Friday threw their support behind a campaign for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, days before a referendum. Taiwan’s top court declared last year that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry, but conservative groups successfully petitioned for a referendum, and the island will hold a […]

‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020

‘Love will prevail’: Costa Rica’s same-sex couples can marry in 2020

(Reuters) – Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will have the right to get married by mid-2020, the nation’s constitutional court has ruled, a first for socially conservative Central America. In a majority decision made public on Thursday, the court backed the opinion of the San Jose-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which said in January […]

Australia: One year ago today: YES – The Equality Campaign

Australia: One year ago today: YES – The Equality Campaign

The Equality Campaign in Australia are celebrating one year since the country voted YES to equal marriage, and are doing so by sharing people’s stories on Facebook. They say: “It was the moment our hearts opened wide, tears started flowing, and we felt the relief of a resounding YES”. One year ago today, the official […]