Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

UK: Lawmakers vote to legalise same-sex marriage in NI

(Reuters) – Britain’s parliament voted on Tuesday in favour of a plan that would compel the government to legalise same-sex marriage and extend abortion rights in Northern Ireland, if the province is unable to re-establish its own devolved government. The changes passed with a large majority in parliament in London on Tuesday, and turned a […]

Ecuador approves same-sex marriage as LGBT+ groups hail landmark week

Ecuador approves same-sex marriage as LGBT+ groups hail landmark week

Ecuador’s decision to allow same-sex marriage has topped a landmark week for LGBT+ rights, after Botswana decriminalised gay sex and Bhutan took the first steps to do so, said campaigners marking the 50th anniversary of the gay equality movement. Five of nine judges in Ecuador’s top court on Wednesday ruled in favour of two gay […]

Hong Kong: Court favours gay couple in landmark victory for LGBT+ rights

Hong Kong: Court favours gay couple in landmark victory for LGBT+ rights

Hong Kong’s top court on Thursday ruled in favour of a gay civil servant fighting for spousal and tax benefits for his husband, in the latest legal victory for equal rights for same-sex couples in a city where gay marriage is banned. Leung Chun Kwong, an immigration officer, who married his husband, Scott Adams, in […]

China: LGBT+ groups say years away from same-sex marriage

China: LGBT+ groups say years away from same-sex marriage

China is at least a decade away from allowing same-sex marriages, with the current priorities on introducing anti-discrimination laws, letting LGBT+ groups raise awareness without fear, and banning conversion therapy, LGBT+ campaigners said on Thursday. Taiwan’s parliament this month legalised same-sex marriage, and more than 360 gay couples married on May 24, after years of […]

Taiwan: Asia’s first same-sex marriages

Taiwan: Asia’s first same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia, hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region. Taiwan’s parliament passed a bill last week that endorsed same-sex marriage, although the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s bid for re-election next year.

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

NI: Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister […]

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

NI: Killing of NI journalist should spur LGBT+ marriage equality, says partner

An outpouring of anger and grief over the killing of Northern Irish journalist ,Lyra McKee, should spur politicians to put their differences aside, and introduce equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, her partner said on Friday. McKee, a journalist and campaigner for LGBT+ rights, was fatally shot by an Irish nationalist militant while reporting on […]