Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

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 […]

Australia: Equality Campaign – It’s not marriage equality until all relationships are equal

Australia: Equality Campaign – It’s not marriage equality until all relationships are equal

When Australia said YES! this was not the end of the journey, says the Equality Campaign, who are still campaigning to make marriage equality a reality across Australia. Right now, in some states and territories, trans and gender diverse people must be unmarried before they can change their gender on their birth certificate. This forces […]

Australia: Share your story by Valentine’s Day for Religious Freedom Review

Australia: Share your story by Valentine’s Day for Religious Freedom Review

The Equality Campaign of Australia are asking the LGBT community there to share their story by Valentine’s Day, so that any new legislation on religious freedom in Australia, since equal marriage became legal, does not impact badly on the community. Alex Greenwich of the Equality Campaign makes the following points: “Religious Freedom Review The Government […]

The Path To Marriage Equality In Ireland – A Case Study

The Path To Marriage Equality In Ireland – A Case Study

The Path to Marriage Equality In Ireland: A Case Study  – Susan Parker December 2017 Charitable foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), commissioned a case study from Susan Parker on the passing of marriage equality in Ireland, to partner a study performed on the passing of legislation for civil partnerships. It had invested more than €63 million […]

EU court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

EU court adviser backs EU-wide recognition of same-sex spouses

European Union countries should accord a same-sex spouse the right to live and work there even if they do not allow gay marriage, a senior adviser to the top EU court said yesterday, Thursday 11 January. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will still need to rule on the case – brought by a man […]