Tag Archive | Marriage Equality

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 […]

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippines: President Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex marriage

Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, expressed his support for same-sex unions yesterday (Sunday), after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Speaking at a gathering of LGBT people in his hometown, Davao City, Duterte vowed to protect the rights of homosexuals, and invited […]

Australia: Alex Greenwich – “Our Country Can Be Truly Proud” Of Equal Marriage Victory

Australia: Alex Greenwich – “Our Country Can Be Truly Proud” Of Equal Marriage Victory

Alex Greenwich of The Equality Campaign is justly proud of the LGBT community and its supporters’ achievement of marriage equality in Australia yesterday, and the fact that they have done it “simply and fairly”. “[…] marriage equality is now law! […] our country can be truly proud”, he said. Greenwich, originally from New Zealand, moved to […]

Austria: Court Allows Marriage Equality – Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Discriminatory

Austria: Court Allows Marriage Equality – Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Discriminatory

The Austrian Constitutional Court’s ruling on December 4, 2017, that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional is a powerful victory for equal marriage rights, Human Rights Watch has said. It is the first time a Constitutional Court in Europe has held that the exclusion of gay people from civil marriage is unconstitutional. The Austrian […]

Australia: LGBT Protections Remain As Senate Votes Yes To Marriage Equality

Australia: LGBT Protections Remain As Senate Votes Yes To Marriage Equality

The Australian Senate has passed marriage equality by 43 votes to 12. The Senate has also resoundingly voted down amendments designed to wind back discrimination protections. This disappointed Tony Abbot and George Brandis, who expected that some of their amendments would be allowed to modify the bill. George Brandis still feels that a celebrant should be […]