Tag Archive | Gay Marriage

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 […]

Nigeria: Court Charges People With Attendance At Gay Wedding

Nigeria: Court Charges People With Attendance At Gay Wedding

Yesterday, Monday 8 May, a Nigerian court charged fifty- four people with criminal conspiracy and illegal gathering, for attending an alleged gay wedding. Most of those being charged were not present in court, and the lawyer for the defence, Kimi Appah, said that the group had been celebrating a birthday in April, for one of […]

NI: ‘Gay Cake Case’ Ashers Bakery Appeal Judgment

NI: ‘Gay Cake Case’ Ashers Bakery Appeal Judgment

Ashers Baking Company, the ‘gay cake case’  bakery who refused to bake a cake with Bert & Ernie on it for a gay customer, go before the Court of Appeal in Belfast, for a two-day hearing on Wednesday and Thursday this week, in a bid to overturn a decision made last year, which found they […]

Ireland to See First Same-Sex Marriages Within Weeks

Ireland to See First Same-Sex Marriages Within Weeks

The Republic of Ireland will soon bear witness to the first same-sex marriages within a matter of weeks, as the Marriage Act 2015 finally comes into effect. Ireland’s new legislation, allowing same-sex marriage, will take effect from next Monday, November 16. Couples who already have a civil partnership, and wish to convert that into a […]

Australia: Poll Shows Coalition Isolated From Majority (69%) On Marriage Equality, 53% Support Among Coalition Voters

Australia: Poll Shows Coalition Isolated From Majority (69%) On Marriage Equality, 53% Support Among Coalition Voters

In Australia, marriage equality advocates have welcomed a new Fairfax/Ipsos marriage equality poll showing 69% support nationally, including 53% support among Coalition voters. Australian Marriage Equality national director, Rodney Croome, said, “This poll shows the Coalition’s decision to block a free vote has isolated it from the majority of Australians who value fairness, love, and […]