Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

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, […]

Listen: Susie blue – She Is

Listen: Susie blue – She Is

On EILE’s music slot today, we are delighted to feature SHE IS, the latest single from rising Northern Irish artist and LGBTQ activist, Susie blue, an Indie-Pop-Rocker hailing from Derry, with her distinctive gay indie-pop vibe.  Permeated with a ‘spirit of the 90s’ indie sound, and noughties’ synths, SHE IS is DIY retro at its […]

Japan: Gay couples file Valentine’s cases to marry

Japan: Gay couples file Valentine’s cases to marry

In Japan, 13 same-sex couples will go to court on Valentine’s Day calling for the right to marry, in a bid to become the first Asian country to allow gay marriage. The couples will file suits on February 14 in at least four cities, including Tokyo, claiming the government is violating their constitutional rights to […]

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to press the government to deliver on its promise of marriage equality, amid an increasingly heated debate over whether civil laws should recognise same-sex marriage. In Asia’s first such ruling, Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the right […]

Victory! Same-sex civil unions to be legalised in Romania after Ref Failure

Victory! Same-sex civil unions to be legalised in Romania after Ref Failure

(Reuters) – Romania’s ruling party aims to introduce legislation to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples, the state news agency quoted a cabinet minister as saying, after a referendum to curb such rights failed to draw enough voters to be valid. Sunday’s referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same-sex couples from securing the right […]

Romania: Vote against same-sex marriage stirs hate, say LGBT groups

Romania: Vote against same-sex marriage stirs hate, say LGBT groups

(Reuters) – Gay bar owner and novelist, Alex Andronic, fears a referendum this weekend in Romania that aims to prevent same-sex couples ever securing the right to marry not only darkens his future, it will also stir an intolerable level of hate and discrimination. Romania does not allow marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples. […]

Costa Rica’s top court rules against ban on gay marriage

Costa Rica’s top court rules against ban on gay marriage

Costa Rica’s top court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision seen as a win for gay rights activists and welcomed by the country’s new president. The Supreme Court gave lawmakers up to 18 months to legalise gay marriage, which has long been opposed by the Roman Catholic Church and […]