Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

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 […]

Northern Ireland all set for Marriage Equality and abortion rights

Northern Ireland all set for Marriage Equality and abortion rights

(Reuters) – Campaigners who fought for decades to end Northern Ireland’s same sex-marriage ban, and restrictions on abortion, prepared today for a momentous change to the laws on both at the stroke of midnight. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that does not allow same-sex marriage. Also, unlike England, Scotland and […]

Hong Kong: Court upholds ban on same-sex civil partnerships

Hong Kong: Court upholds ban on same-sex civil partnerships

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships on Friday, after a lesbian identified as ‘MK’ launched the city’s first judicial challenge on the issue, stating it violated her constitutional rights. Rights group Amnesty International described the judgment as a “bitter blow” for LGBT+ people in Hong […]

Japan: Gay MP calls for same-sex marriage inclusion in constitution

Japan: Gay MP calls for same-sex marriage inclusion in constitution

(Reuters) – A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan’s constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it, and also opposition parliamentarians who say enacting a simple law would clear the way. Japan has no anti-LGBT laws, although many LGBT people […]

Bermuda: First Pride Parade today, amid threats and homophobia

Bermuda: First Pride Parade today, amid threats and homophobia

Bermuda stages its first Pride parade on Saturday, as the conservative island wrangles over gay marriage in the courts, and marchers face religious protest on the streets. Homosexuality is legal in Bermuda – a prosperous financial centre in the Atlantic Ocean – but activists say the island’s LGBT+ community faces widespread homophobia. Hundreds of marchers […]