Tag Archive | Same-sex Unions

Thailand: Cabinet backs bill allowing same-sex unions

Thailand: Cabinet backs bill allowing same-sex unions

(Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a civil partnership bill on Wednesday, that would recognise same-sex unions with almost the same legal rights as married couples, in one of the most liberal moves yet for a largely conservative nation known for its tolerance. If passed by parliament, the legislation would make Thailand only the second place […]

Cuba: Draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

Cuba: Draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

(Reuters) – The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in LGBT rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labour camps, part of an […]

UPDATE: Irish Coca-Cola Ad – Civil Partnership Scene Not “Valid” for Ireland?

UPDATE: Irish Coca-Cola Ad – Civil Partnership Scene Not “Valid” for Ireland?

Contrary to Coca-Cola Ireland’s unidentified spokesperson’s statement yesterday, EILE Magazine has found that a scene depicting a gay couple which Coca Cola didn’t consider “valid” for their advert in Ireland was, in fact, entirely suitable. The footage used in the European ad was of an Australian same-sex union (equivalent to civil partnership) ceremony, and not a […]