Tag Archive | Gay Marriage

Russia: Putin again rules out gay marriage

Russia: Putin again rules out gay marriage

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. […] “As far as ‘parent number 1’ and ‘parent number 2’ goes, I’ve already spoken publicly about this and I’ll repeat it again: As long as I’m president this will not happen. There […]

UM Church to split over gay marriage

UM Church to split over gay marriage

(Reuters) – The United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. The plan, if approved at the church’s worldwide conference in Minneapolis in May, would divide […]

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 […]