Tag Archive | equal rights

Hong Kong court says gay couples have right to public housing

Hong Kong court says gay couples have right to public housing

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples have the right to apply for public housing, in a move that could make it easier for LGBT+ people to live in one of the world’s most expensive cities. Hong Kong does not recognise same-sex marriage, but the case was brought by permanent resident, […]

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

On Sunday 6th May, the largest LGBT Pride march so far, with around 7,000 participants, was held in central Tokyo, to bring attention to LGBT issues and to promote equality. Members of all sections of the LGBT community took part, with rainbow-coloured banners highlighting the importance of tolerance in society, and using the word ‘equal’.

Slovakia: Anti-LGBT Referendum Failed Due to Low Voter Turnout

Slovakia: Anti-LGBT Referendum Failed Due to Low Voter Turnout

Low voter numbers in Slovakia yesterday, less than fifty percent, led to the failure to pass a referendum to amend the Slovakian Constitution. The amendments were to reinforce the existing same-sex marriage ban, prohibit same-sex couples from adopting, and allow students not to attend classes discussing sex or euthanasia. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) welcomed […]