Tag Archive | same sex marriage

Japan: PM race may lead to same-sex marriages

Japan: PM race may lead to same-sex marriages

(Reuters) – LGBTQ rights activists are hoping that Japan may finally allow same-sex marriage if Taro Kono, who has publicly supported gay marriage, becomes the country’s next prime minister, but change will not come easily. Kono is seen as the leading contender to win the ruling party’s leadership vote on Wednesday and become premier.

LGBT+ Czechs urge reform to allow adoption

LGBT+ Czechs urge reform to allow adoption

Ivo and Jakub Slavka love being called “Dad” and “Daddy” by their two young foster children, but their bigger dream is of being recognised as fathers by the Czech Republic. The Slavkas – Jakub took Ivo’s surname when they became civil partners in 2012 – had to go court to become joint foster parents. And […]

Global same-sex marriage 20 years after Dutch first

[20 years ago yesterday] one lesbian couple and three gay couples tied the knot in Amsterdam’s city hall,  making history, as the Netherlands became the first country to allow same-sex marriage, a step since followed by nearly 30 other nations. During the two decades since the law took effect, thousands of gay and lesbian couples […]