Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

Anti-LGBT+ biases dropped significantly as same-sex marriage was being legalised across the United States, according to new research looking at the link between attitudes and policy change. Biases declined both in states that legalised gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

Opinion: The Church of England must break its toxic colonial legacy

Opinion: The Church of England must break its toxic colonial legacy

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women priests within the Church of England. Yet while today marks one milestone, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people remain second-class citizens. Next year the Anglican bishops from around the world will meet for the Lambeth Conference. Except that a tranche of them, mostly from […]

UM Church strengthens ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy

UM Church strengthens ban on gay marriage, LGBT clergy

(Reuters) – The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy, in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform. By a vote of 438-384, delegates from around the world, attending the church’s General Conference in St. Louis, reinforced […]

UK: Force British territories to legalise gay marriage, report says

UK: Force British territories to legalise gay marriage, report says

British overseas territories should be forced to legalise same-sex marriage, according to a report released by the British parliament this week. Some of the territories, which have their own constitutions and parliaments, have other ideas. The Foreign Affairs Committee document, Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship, strikes a rare interventionist tone […]

Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage

Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage

(Reuters) – Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia’s first such bill, but the legislation was criticised by rights activists and conservative groups amid a heated debate over marriage equality. Voters opposed marriage equality in a series of referendums late last year, defining marriage as between a man and […]

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 […]

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

A US court clerk, who made headlines by refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples, should be made to pay thousands of dollars for the legal furore that followed, officials said on Thursday. Kim Davis needs to take financial responsibility, and pay $225,000 in legal fees, accrued when she was sued by four couples […]