Tag Archive | Same-sex Marriage

Taiwan: Anger and anxiety as same-sex marriage vote nears

Taiwan: Anger and anxiety as same-sex marriage vote nears

When Taiwan’s top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalised, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over. But little progress has been made since. Instead, Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24, […]

Mexico: LGBT+ rights take centre stage in new Congress

Mexico: LGBT+ rights take centre stage in new Congress

A bill passed this week in Mexico’s Senate, granting same-sex couples equal social security benefits as heterosexuals, now moves to the Chamber of Deputies, where advocates expect it will be voted into law. The vote in the country’s recently sworn-in upper house was unanimous. The amendment also included motions granting gay and lesbian couples the […]

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to press the government to deliver on its promise of marriage equality, amid an increasingly heated debate over whether civil laws should recognise same-sex marriage. In Asia’s first such ruling, Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the right […]

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

(Reuters) – Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether its civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over a separate law for civil unions between gay couples. In Asia’s first such ruling, the constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the […]

Victory! Same-sex civil unions to be legalised in Romania after Ref Failure

Victory! Same-sex civil unions to be legalised in Romania after Ref Failure

(Reuters) – Romania’s ruling party aims to introduce legislation to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples, the state news agency quoted a cabinet minister as saying, after a referendum to curb such rights failed to draw enough voters to be valid. Sunday’s referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same-sex couples from securing the right […]

Romania: Ban on same-sex marriage fails due to low voter turnout

(Reuters) – A referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same-sex couples from securing the right to marry failed to draw enough voters to validate the result on Sunday, after a campaign that led to a rise in hate-speech against the gay community. The vote has also been seen as a popularity test of the […]

Romanians vote on constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Romanians vote on constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

(Reuters) Romanians began voting yesterday, Saturday, on whether to change the constitution to comprehensively ban same-sex marriage in a two-day referendum that rights activists say has stirred hate speech against LGBT people. The conservative state is already one of the only EU members to bar marriage or civil partnerships for same-sex couples. But supporters of […]