Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

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’.

Video: CNN Interview on Carnival Cruises’ support for OUTBermuda

Video: CNN Interview on Carnival Cruises’ support for OUTBermuda

When Bermuda overturned their same-sex marriage laws recently, it led to Carnival Cruises teaming up with LGBT rights group, OUTBermuda, to mount a legal challenge to the new legislation (Domestic Partnership Act) banning same-sex marriage. Equal marriage had previously been legal in Bermuda since 2017. Carnival Cruises is one of the largest cruise companies in […]

South Carolina: 6 Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called ‘Parody Marriages’

South Carolina: 6 Legislators Want Same-Sex Marriages to Be Called ‘Parody Marriages’

Sometimes legislators do something so discriminatory and full of hate that it’s hard to believe someone isn’t trying to pull your leg. But six Republican legislators in South Carolina [recently] introduced legislation that would define any marriage not between a man and a woman as a ‘parody marriage’. And they’re deadly serious.

Video: First Same-sex Marriage In Australia

Video: First Same-sex Marriage In Australia

The first same-sex marriages have taken place in Australia under special exemption, in Sydney and Melbourne, which meant the two couples could marry before the due date of 9th January, put forward by the government. Lauren Price and Amy Laker became the first gay couple to tie the knot, and the ceremony took place in […]