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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    France legalises same-sex marriage

    Posted May 18th 2013, 02:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... The legislation also legalises gay adoption. French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who steered the legislation through parliament, has said the first gay marriages could be celebrated as early ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage on Saturday after President Francois Hollande signed it into law following months of bitter ...

  2. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand votes to legalise same-sex marriage

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:37pm by AFP

    ... celebrated with parties across the gay community. A parliamentary vote overwhelmingly backed a move to amend the 1955 Marriage Act 77-44 to describe matrimony as a union of two people regardless ... everywhere,” LegaliseLove Wellington co-ordinator Joseph Habgood said ahead of the vote. The change makes New Zealand the 13th nation globally to allow gay marriage, according to Human Rights Watch ...

  3. News - China

    Taiwan sends gay marriage case to top judges

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 02:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A Taiwanese court on Thursday shrank away from ruling on a gay couple’s wish to have their marriage registered, saying it would pass on the controversial case to the island’s top judicial body. The case has been widely described as a potential “milestone” for gay rights because it could lead to Asia’s first legal same-sex marriage. “The court ...

  4. Business - Companies - RESIGNATIONS

    Mozilla chief quits after furore over his support of ban on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:58am by AP

    ... Associated Press Mozilla chief quits after furore over gay rights Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as chief executive and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The non-profit firm, which makes the Firefox browser, infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of the organisation. At issue ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British consulate to press Hong Kong on gay marriage after diplomatic backtrack

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... on gay marriage The British consul-general is asking the Hong Kong authorities to clarify whether same-sex marriages can take place at the consulate. The British consulate said on Monday ... same-sex marriages in Hong Kong for its nationals. The initial news of the Hong Kong ban by the British consulate had drawn ire from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community ...

  6. News - World

    US federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 10:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Milwaukee, US A federal judge deemed Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday to the delight of gay couples who immediately began rushing to county offices to wed as word of the ruling spread. The ruling marked the latest in a string of decisions by federal judges who have struck down gay marriage bans in a number of states, although ...

  7. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Draft marriage law hangs over Nepal's LGBT community ahead of rights parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Draft anti-gay laws hang over Nepal's LGBTs As activists prepare for Nepal's annual gay pride parade tomorrow, draft laws that would restrict their rights have cast a shadow over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. Drafts prepared in 2011 state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman and include criminal ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron wins the day on gay marriage

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... marriage British lawmakers voted in favour of controversial legislation allowing gay marriage, despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron's own party. ... in favour of equal marriage," he said. "Marriage is about love and commitment, and it should no longer be denied to people just because they are gay," he said. The vote passed by 400 ...

  9. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore censors US comic book icon Archie over same-sex marriage theme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:59am by Satish Cheney

    ... Riverdale might have relaxed laws on same-sex marriage and homosexuality but in Singapore, gay sex is illegal, though the rule is hardly enforced. “Themes or depictions of alternative lifestyles ... Satish Cheney in Singapore First, it was gay penguins upsetting religious conservatives. Now, it’s the most popular man in Riverdale, Archie Andrews, ruffling sociopolitical feathers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a hand in marriage

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... outspoken opposition as in Hong Kong, said Chen. In November last year, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Taipei to protest against a gay marriage bill currently being considered ... in marriage If Taiwan's experience in fighting for same-sex rights is anything to go by, Hong Kong still has a long way to go towards legalisation of same-sex marriages, according to Chen Xue, ...




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