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  1. 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 ... Azerbaijan, notoriously anti-gay Russia and 20 other countries have allowed same-sex unions at British consulates. Consul-general Caroline Wilson took to Twitter to repeat the language of her ...

  2. News - World

    Court ruling triggers rush for gay couples to marry in Wisconsin

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by AP

    ... Dakota, making it the last US state with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to wed in their home state. ... Associated Press US court ruling triggers rush for gay weddings Dozens of gay couples have married in Wisconsin, taking advantage of what may be a small window in which to wed before ...

  3. News - China - DISCRIMINATION

    Letter to first lady Peng Liyuan urges support for gay rights

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:20pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Letter to first lady Peng Liyuan urges support for gay rights A group of parents of gay and lesbian children has delivered a letter to China’s first lady Peng ... counselling to parents of gay children. It is our ‘Chinese Dream’ to call for equal rights for our children Dong Wanwan After counselling she felt ready to admit the truth about her son to her family ...

  4. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Church of Scotland votes by narrow majority to admit gay ministers

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Church of Scotland to admit gay ministers The Church of Scotland has narrowly voted to admit gay and lesbian ministers after traditionalists agreed to compromise after four years of division. The church's ruling general assembly voted to allow congregations to admit gay ministers but only if they specifically elect to do so, in a radical departure ...

  5. News - World

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

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

    ... banning gay marriage, which Wisconsin adopted in 2006, violates gay couples’ fundamental right to marry and their equal protection rights under the US Constitution. “Quite simply, this case ... 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 ...

  6. News - World - POLITICS

    Dick Cheney's daughters Liz and Mary, a lesbian, feud over gay rights

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 03:19am by NYT

    ... Cheney's daughters in gay rights feud They were the two sisters who tagged along on campaigns, polite and smiling as their father, former vice-president Dick Cheney, rose through Wyoming ... "I certainly don't have any problem with" same-sex marriage. But Liz Cheney, in her bid to defeat Republican Senator Michael Enzi of Wyoming, is running to his right and seeking ...

  7. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    US gay rights bill narrowly clears Senate Republican hurdle

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 12:30pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Republican Party. While an increasing number of Republicans back gay rights, reflecting the sentiment of the country, conservative groups threaten to challenge many of them next year’s elections when ... right, they realise that the gay community, which traditionally votes Democratic, will likely target them if they oppose the bill. About 5 per cent of the voters in the last year US presidential ...

  8. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Texas Republicans endorse therapy to 'cure' gays

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Fort Worth Texas Republicans back therapy to 'cure' gays The Texas Republican Party now endorses "reparative therapy" for gays, under a new policy statement given final approval at its annual convention. The new anti-gay language never came up for debate before roughly 7,000 delegates ratified a Texas Republican Party platform that "tea ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SEXUAL MINORITIES

    Gay rights campaigners give up on forum flop

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Gay rights campaigners give up on forum flop Gay rights activists are boycotting a government initiative that they say has done nothing to help their cause since ... specifically to advance gay rights- has only met 11 times. The last time was more than two years ago and no new meetings have been arranged. The bureau has also opened the forum to groups like the New ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting prejudice is a long-term battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such as tensions with mainlanders and job benefits for unmarried heterosexual and gay couples. This does not justify sensational attacks. Recently, rational discussion has been drowned out by criticism, ... They also fear the use of "locust" and other derogatory terms will become a punishable offence. Some anti-gay groups accused commissioner Dr York Chow Yat-ngok of building an "illegal ...




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