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Celebrations as Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage – video

Thousands of LGBT rights supporters gather across Taiwan to celebrate the passage of legislation giving gay couples the right to marry. Taiwan is the first of any Asian state to legalise same-sex marriage, a move that will allow gay couples to enter into 'exclusive permanent unions' and apply for marriage registration with government agencies• Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage Continue reading...
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Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Supporters celebrate as legislation is passed giving gay couples right to marryTaiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, the first of any Asian state, with the passage of legislation giving gay couples the right to marry.Lawmakers on Friday comfortably passed part of a bill that would allow gay couples to enter into “exclusive permanent unions” and apply for marriage registration with government agencies. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Marriage, Gay Marriage, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Sexuality, LGBT rights


Seb Gorka Has A Beef With A Cartoon Character’s Wedding

Former White House official Seb Gorka, predictably, spent some of his radio show airtime Tuesday complaining about the wedding of two cartoon characters on the PBS show “Arthur.” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, married a man (or, more accurately, an anthropomorphized animal of some kind) on the most recent episode. “Did you have any questions about there being a culture war, ladies and gentlemen?” Gorka asked. “Did you have any doubt in your mind? This is a war for our culture.” Gorka said tha...
Tags: News, Gay Marriage, White House, Pbs, Arthur, Mediaite, Gorka, Arthur Arthur, Seb Gorka, Kate Riga, Ratburn


The rebel priest: ‘Gay people in the church are not going to go away’

The Rev Andrew Foreshew-Cain says his same-sex marriage cost him his ministry. Now he is launching a campaign for the rights of LGBTQ ChristiansThe Rev Andrew Foreshew-Cain had served as a vicar for around two decades until his fractious exit in 2017. His crime? Marrying his partner, Stephen, in 2014.While he kept his position at St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn, and St James’, West Hampstead, after his wedding, he says he was “blacklisted” from finding a new job. In 2017, he resigned, publicly c...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Christianity, LGBT rights, Stephen, St Mary, Kilburn, Andrew Foreshew Cain, St James ' West Hampstead


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – in pictures

A selection of images from the 41st annual parade - the theme of which this year was ‘fearless’Sydney Mardi Gras kicks off with fireworks and flame balls Continue reading...
Tags: Gay Marriage, World news, Australia news, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Sydney, Gay and lesbian travel, Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras


Cuba’s evangelical alliance leads crusade against gay marriage

Conservative Christianity becomes a political force in referendum on state’s new constitutionA thousand parishioners gathered in the Methodist church in the Vedado district of Cuba’s capital on a recent Sunday morning. After the revival music and conga drums had faded, the dancers had come off stage and the faithful had lowered outstretched arms, Pastor Lester Fernández rounded off his sermon on the ruinous consequences that the legalisation of gay marriage would bring.“The Cuban church, as an e...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Religion, Americas, Society, World news, Christianity, Evangelical Christianity, Cuba, Vedado, Lester Fernández


Cuba's churches reject gay marriage before vote on new constitution

Methodist bishop says ‘historic’ protest is first time since revolution that churches have agreed on a causeMore than 100 married couples dressed in their wedding clothes have gathered on the Malecón coastal boulevard to renew their wedding vows and protest against gay marriage being allowed in Cuba.The protest is the latest in an unprecedented campaign by evangelical churches against elements of the island’s new constitution, which will be put to a referendum next Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Marriage, Gay Marriage, Americas, Christianity, Cuba


Same-sex couples in Japan launch Valentine's Day bid for marriage equality

Five lesbian and eight gay couples seek damages from government for denying them same rights as heterosexual spousesChizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have been together for 25 years, but when they submitted their marriage registration at a Tokyo town hall they knew it would be rejected.“We were told that they cannot accept our registration because we are both women,” said Ogawa, standing in the winter sun outside the building in Nakano in western Tokyo. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Sexuality, Tokyo, Nakano, OE, Ogawa, Yoko Ogawa


Which is the world's most LGBT-friendly city?

Even when cities seem progressive on the surface, the lived experience of members of the LGBT community can tell a dramatically different storyAmid a mass of colour and pounding Latin rhythms, revellers at this year’s Bogotá Pride march waved banners stating “not one step back”. They were among tens of thousands who took to the streets to celebrate and support Colombia’s LGBT community.Many annual Pride marches that were once solemn protests against repression have become celebrations of now-exi...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Society, World news, Colombia, Cities, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Rio De Janeiro, Same-sex marriage (US


'I decided not to hide it': LGBTQ people return to their home towns

Leaving a small community for the big city used to be central to the gay experience. But increasingly LGBTQ people are going back home for good Criccieth is a proud sort of place. Locals call this corner of the Llyn peninsula the pearl of Wales, on account of the beach sweeping across to Snowdonia. In one of several tea rooms, the coasters read: “New York, Tokyo, London, Criccieth.” Peter Harlech Jones embodies this spirit. A small, well-presented 71-year-old, he’s been passionate about Cricciet...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Wales, Relationships, Life and style, Society, World news, Sexuality, LGBT rights, New York Tokyo London Criccieth, Peter Harlech Jones, Criccieth, Harlech Jones


Cuba removes support for gay marriage in new constitution after protests

Language saying marriage was between ‘two people with absolutely equal rights’ was dropped due to public pressureCuba’s government has backed away from enshrining gay marriage protections in its new constitution after widespread popular rejection of the idea.Gay rights advocates had proposed eliminating the description in the constitution of marriage as a union of a man and woman, changing it to the union of “two people ... with absolutely equal rights and obligations.” But the government said o...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Americas, World news, Sexuality, Cuba


Uncertainty grips gay people in Taiwan as same-sex marriage goes to the vote

A landmark court ruling left Taiwan set to become the first Asian nation to legalise gay marriage. But a national referendum driven by opponents of change could limit changeThe news in May 2017 that Taiwan was to legalise same-sex marriage was a watershed moment for Vivian Chen and Corrine Chiang, who could finally look forward to sharing legal guardianship of their daughter, Zola, now three.But 18 months on from the landmark victory, their hopes have been overtaken by anxiety and fears about th...
Tags: Human Rights, Gay Marriage, Society, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Global development, Zola, Vivian Chen, Corrine Chiang


Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

The social media myths are spreading as Taiwan gets ready to decide on marriage equalityTaiwan is in the final days of a battle over the future of equality in the country, with conservatives campaigning fiercely against LGBT advocates over a referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday.When Taiwan’s highest court ruled last year that same-sex marriage should be legal, supporters rejoiced after waging a years-long battle for equality. But after conservative groups rallied against the change, the g...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, LGBT rights


Former NFL star Jeff Rohrer comes out as gay, will marry his boyfriend this weekend

Rohrer will be the first known former or current NFL player to be in a same-sex marriage.
Tags: Gay Marriage, Life, Love, Lifestyle, NFL, Gay, Dallas Cowboys, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rohrer, Prepared, Jeff Rohrer, Joshua Ross


Former Netherlands prime minister Wim Kok dies aged 80

Architect of consensus model oversaw legalisation of euthanasia and gay marriageWim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country’s famed consensus-based politics and oversaw the pioneering legalisation of euthanasia and gay marriage, has died of heart failure at the age of 80.Kok led two centrist coalitions between 1994 and 2002, overseeing a period of recovery and then of strong economic growth. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gay Marriage, World news, Netherlands, Kok, Wim Kok, marriageWim Kok


Redditors sound off on the gay lingo they hate the most

"A 23-year-old old intern with a beard who spends his weekends playing [amateur] soccer at the community center is nowhere near daddy material, kids."
Tags: Terminology, Gay Marriage, Life, Lifestyle, Reddit, Words, Queerty, Gross Things, Daddy, Daddies, Queer, MASC, Straight Acting


Romanians to vote in referendum LGBT groups say is fuelling hate

Politicians accused of using poll on redefining marriage to distract from corruption claimsRomanians will be asked this weekend whether they want to redefine marriage as only being between a man and a woman rather than “two spouses”, in a referendum that LGBT activists say is fuelling homophobia .The result will have little practical effect, given that same-sex marriage is not legal in Romania, and critics of the referendum, which was brought by a conservative NGO called Coalition for the Family...
Tags: Europe, Gay Marriage, Lgbt, Society, World news, Sexuality, Coalition, LGBT rights, Romania


'Alone and in fear': ordeal of married gay couple forced to flee Russia

Pavel Stotsko and Yevgeny Voitsekhovsky followed Russian law but their Danish marriage put their lives at riskOn a cold January evening, as plainclothes police officers hammered relentlessly on the door of their flat near Moscow, newlywed gay couple Pavel Stotsko and Yevgeny Voitsekhovsky began to consider fleeing Russia.“It was a siege situation. The police were in the entrance to the building, and all around it,” Stotsko said this week from the Netherlands, where the couple, who are both 28, w...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Gay Marriage, Law, Russia, World news, Netherlands, LGBT rights, Moscow, Yevgeny Voitsekhovsky, Pavel Stotsko, Stotsko, Voitsekhovsky


A Most Interesting Lawyerly Wedding Announcement

Check out the officiant at this same-sex wedding.
Tags: Gay Marriage, Law, Gay, Weddings, Courts, Federal Judges, Diane Sykes, Romance and Dating, Joshua Handell, William Clayman


Wedding videographers duo refuses to shoot a same-sex couple in order to “stay true to beliefs”

After finding the perfect wedding videographer, Paula Fries and Katie Brown soon learned that they weren’t the perfect clients – because they are a same-sex couple. The husband and wife team of videographers refused to work with them in order to “stay true to their beliefs.” Fries and Brown spoke about it in the media, […] The post Wedding videographers duo refuses to shoot a same-sex couple in order to “stay true to beliefs” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Gay Marriage, Gay Wedding, Brown, Katie Brown, Same Sex Couples, Same Sex Wedding, Wedding Video, Paula Fries


Cuba's new constitution paves way for same-sex marriage

National assembly signs off on document defining marriage as ‘consensual union of two people, regardless of gender’Cuba is set to become the latest country in Latin America to approve gay marriage, after the National Assembly on Sunday signed off on a new constitution that defines marriage as “the consensual union of two people, regardless of gender”. The new constitution, known as the Magna Carta – which also recognises private property for the first time since the Cold War – will be put to a r...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Americas, Society, World news, Sexuality, Cuba, Latin America, National Assembly, Magna Carta


Organization fears widespread “raw naked sex” between men if Democrat wins upcoming election

Ben Jealous is the Democratic candidate in the race to be Maryland's next governor. But the National Black Church Initiative isn't pleased about his candidacy.
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Gay Marriage, Lifestyle, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Homophobic, Ben Jealous, National Black Church Initiative


Why Justice Kennedy’s Retirement From The Supreme Court Is Not The End Of The World

Yes, it's an important event -- but some of the reactions have been hyperbolic and over the top, and we all need to calm down.
Tags: Politics, Justice, Gay Marriage, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Lgbt, World, Abortion, Courts, Marriage Equality, Kennedy, Anthony Kennedy, Retirement From The Supreme Court


Philippine lawyer finds unlikely ally in Duterte in fight to legalise gay marriage

Jesus Falcis has taken his battle to the supreme court, backed by a president who regularly clashes with the Catholic churchIn the Philippines, where Catholicism is dominant and divorce is still illegal, a young atheist, openly gay lawyer is leading a historic fight for same-sex marriage.Jesus Falcis, 31, will face the supreme court on Tuesday to argue that a law limiting marriage to a man and a woman violates the 1987 Philippine Constitution, which he said doesn’t make gender specifications on ...
Tags: Gay Marriage, Supreme Court, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Sexuality, Catholic, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Jesus Falcis


EU countries must recognise rights of gay spouses, ECJ rules

Court backs Romanian man’s American husband, who had been denied right of residenceEU countries that have not legalised gay marriage must respect the residency rights of same-sex spouses who want to live together in their territory, the European court of justice has ruled, in a move hailed as a victory for human dignity.The ECJ said member states must recognise the rights of all married couples to free movement, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Gay Marriage, Law, Eu, European Union, World news, US news, Romania, Ecj


All EU countries must recognise rights of gay spouses, ECJ rules

Romania, where gay marriage is illegal, had denied residency to man’s American husbandEU countries that have not legalised gay marriage must respect the residency rights of same-sex spouses who want to live together in their territory, the European court of justice has ruled, in a move hailed as a victory for human dignity.The ECJ said member states must recognise the rights of all married couples to free movement, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Gay Marriage, Law, Eu, European Union, World news, US news, Romania, Ecj


Q&A: Mark Dreyfus fears 'pushback' against marriage equality

Shadow attorney general says experience of US and UK suggests Australia cannot take acceptance of same-sex marriage for granted The Australian government must stand ready to fight a US-style “pushback” aiming to delegitimise same-sex marriage, Labor’s Mark Dreyfus has told the ABC’s Q&A program. The US experienced a groundswell of opposition – including from Alabama state officials, churches and anti-gay rights groups – after the supreme court ruled that marriage equality was a constitutional ri...
Tags: UK, Gay Marriage, Labor, Abc, Australia, US, Alabama, Australia news, Australian politics, Jacqui Lambie, Marriage Equality, Q&a, Mark Dreyfus


Stonewall's Ruth Hunt tells Owen Jones: 'My heart breaks for trans communities' – video interview

The Stonewall chief executive, Ruth Hunt, talks to Owen Jones about her shock at the level of vitriol directed at transgender men and women. She says the scale of abuse in the UK has contributed to high levels of self-harm, mental illness and suicidal thoughts in trans communitiesAn extended version of this interview is available on Owen Jones's YouTube channel Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, UK, Gay Marriage, Transgender, Feminism, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Stonewall, Owen Jones, Ruth Hunt


Gay Marriage Messaging Should Inspire American Gun Owners ~ VIDEO

Opinion by Clark Ramsey USA – -(Ammoland.com)- What does gay marriage have to do with gun rights? I will get to that in a minute.I wonder how much longer gun owners will allow one side of the argument to control the narrative. I realize there are many of you who fight the good fight daily and I applaud that effort. Sadly, there are also segments of gun owners who engage in the good fight without being armed with the proper tools. There are also millions of gun owners who stand idly by clinging ...
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