Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

Russia: Putin again rules out gay marriage

Russia: Putin again rules out gay marriage

(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. […] “As far as ‘parent number 1’ and ‘parent number 2’ goes, I’ve already spoken publicly about this and I’ll repeat it again: As long as I’m president this will not happen. There […]

N. Ireland counts down to first same-sex wedding

N. Ireland counts down to first same-sex wedding

A lesbian couple is set to hold Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding next week, as the conservative province overcomes deep division to catch up with the rest of the United Kingdom. The couple, in their 20s, voiced excitement at making history, but said equality remained out of reach so long as same-sex couples could not […]

UM Church to split over gay marriage

UM Church to split over gay marriage

(Reuters) – The United Methodist Church plans to split into two later this year, church officials said on Friday, a schism that follows years of contention over whether the church should end its ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. The plan, if approved at the church’s worldwide conference in Minneapolis in May, would divide […]

Bogota: First openly gay mayor marries girlfriend

Bogota: First openly gay mayor marries girlfriend

Colombian Claudia Lopez, the first openly gay woman to be elected mayor of Bogota – and of any capital in the Americas – has married her girlfriend, just weeks before taking office. Lopez announced her wedding, a private civil ceremony in the capital Bogota, to Sen. Angelica Lozano late Monday on social media. The centre-left […]

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

(Reuters) – Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court, and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year’s Australian Open, but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has not attended the […]

Thailand: LGBT+ activists in legal bid to force marriage equality

Thailand: LGBT+ activists in legal bid to force marriage equality

Thai LGBT+ activists submitted a legal challenge to the Constitutional Court on Friday in a bid to change laws that limit marriage to between a man and a woman, the latest in a series of attempts to achieve marriage equality in Asia. The definition of marriage in Thailand’s Civil and Commercial Code, which deals with […]

Suicides decrease with gay marriage in Sweden and Denmark

Suicides decrease with gay marriage in Sweden and Denmark

The advent of gay marriage has cut suicide rates among lesbians and gay men in Sweden and Denmark – but, divorced, widowed or married, homosexuals are still more prone to suicide than their straight peers, according to a study released on Thursday. The researchers said reduced stigma for sexual minorities was likely driving the drop […]