Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

Romania sets date for referendum to block gay marriage

Romania sets date for referendum to block gay marriage

(Reuters) Romania has set an October 6-7 date for a referendum to change the constitutional definition of marriage, to a union between a man and a woman, aimed at preventing same-sex partnerships from ever being legal in one of the few EU states to still ban them. Most EU countries allow either same-sex marriages or […]

Costa Rica’s top court rules against ban on gay marriage

Costa Rica’s top court rules against ban on gay marriage

Costa Rica’s top court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision seen as a win for gay rights activists and welcomed by the country’s new president. The Supreme Court gave lawmakers up to 18 months to legalise gay marriage, which has long been opposed by the Roman Catholic Church and […]

Australia: Equality Campaign – It’s not marriage equality until all relationships are equal

Australia: Equality Campaign – It’s not marriage equality until all relationships are equal

When Australia said YES! this was not the end of the journey, says the Equality Campaign, who are still campaigning to make marriage equality a reality across Australia. Right now, in some states and territories, trans and gender diverse people must be unmarried before they can change their gender on their birth certificate. This forces […]

Romania: EU same-sex marriage activist says battle not over

Romania: EU same-sex marriage activist says battle not over

A Romanian man who mounted a legal challenge over his country’s refusal to give his American husband residency said on Wednesday the battle was not over, despite a landmark ruling in his favour from the European Union’s top court. Adrian Coman said he was relieved by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on Tuesday […]

Bermuda: Judge rules against law banning gay marriage

Bermuda: Judge rules against law banning gay marriage

Bermuda’s top judge on Wednesday ruled against a new law banning same-sex marriage in the British overseas territory, a decision the government could now appeal, lawyers and witnesses said. Bermuda’s parliament and Senate passed an act banning same-sex marriages last year following pressure from a religious lobby group, in a rare reversal of a Western […]

Romania: Landmark EU marriage ruling hailed as big win for gay rights

Romania: Landmark EU marriage ruling hailed as big win for gay rights

A ruling by the European Union’s top court recognising same-sex marriages, even in EU countries where it is banned, is a landmark that reflects new attitudes to gay rights, the lawyer who led the case said on Tuesday. In a case which has highlighted social differences between western Europe and a more conservative east, the […]

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

On Sunday 6th May, the largest LGBT Pride march so far, with around 7,000 participants, was held in central Tokyo, to bring attention to LGBT issues and to promote equality. Members of all sections of the LGBT community took part, with rainbow-coloured banners highlighting the importance of tolerance in society, and using the word ‘equal’.