Tag Archive | Gay Marriage

Peru official takes on new battle: legalising gay marriage

Peru official takes on new battle: legalising gay marriage

(Reuters) – Susel Paredes often finds herself in dangerous situations, donning a bulletproof vest to lead high-profile police operations and breaking up cartels of street vendors in one of the grittier parts of Peruvian capital Lima. Now the short, curly-haired city official is taking on a more personal battle; legalising gay marriage in the conservative, […]

United Methodist Church: Gay Marriage – Task force to investigate GC2019 voting

United Methodist Church: Gay Marriage – Task force to investigate GC2019 voting

General Conference organisers have appointed a task force to investigate possible improper voting at the recently completed special session of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking body. The multinational Commission on the General Conference held an emergency meeting by teleconference March 16, after a preliminary review found that “a very limited number” of ineligible people potentially […]

Game of Thrones actor – ‘crazy’ that Northern Ireland has no gay marriage

Game of Thrones actor – ‘crazy’ that Northern Ireland has no gay marriage

Game of Thrones actor, Kristian Nairn, said on Friday it is “crazy” that same-sex marriage is still banned in his home of Northern Ireland yet legal in the rest of the United Kingdom. “It confuses me why we always have to be that little step behind on social issues like this”, said Nairn, who is […]

UM Church strengthens ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy

UM Church strengthens ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy

(Reuters) – The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy, in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform. By a vote of 438-384, delegates from around the world, attending the church’s General Conference in St. Louis, reinforced […]

Gay marriage upends Costa Rica’s presidential election

Gay marriage upends Costa Rica’s presidential election

A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica’s presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday’s vote, and challenging the Central American country’s image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman, Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human […]

Australia: Waiting For Result From Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

Australia: Waiting For Result From Plebiscite On Marriage Equality

After months of campaigning for a fairer Australia in the postal survey, Australians will find out the results this week! The ABS will announce the outcome in Canberra on Wednesday at 10am AEDT. In every capital city, as well as towns across Australia, YES supporters are gathering to watch what unfolds. Whatever the result, many […]

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

Australia: Thousands rally for gay marriage ahead of vote

(Reuters) – Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Australia’s second-biggest city of Melbourne on Saturday ahead of a postal survey on same-sex marriage which could lead to its legalisation. Australia is one of the only developed English-speaking countries not to have legalised same-sex marriage, despite strong popular support and the backing of a […]