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  1. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Same-sex marriage to be legalised in England and Wales

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British lawmakers pass controversial bill, with first gay weddings expected to take place in 2014 Same-sex marriage clears last hurdle British lawmakers have passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales, paving the way for the first gay weddings next year. MPs in the House of Commons decided not to oppose a number of minor ...

  2. News - World

    Croatians vote against same-sex marriage in a referendum

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 03:20am by AP

    ... ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatians vote against same-sex marriage in a referendum. ...

  3. News - Asia

    Same-sex couples queue to say ‘I do’ in New Zealand

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 01:03pm by AFP

    ... Family” will be the guest of honour when Air New Zealand hosts a same-sex marriage on an early flight from Auckland to Queenstown. Two radio stations are also vying to host the first same-sex ... personal lives”. About 1,000 same-sex couples in Australia have indicated that they plan to travel to New Zealand to marry, according to the Australian Marriage Equality lobby group. The Department ...

  4. Club's spouse plan gets gays offside

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... it should include same-sex partners. In a statement to its members last week, the Hong Kong Country Club at Deep Water Bay said its general committee was reviewing the issue of giving unmarried life ... Rights for Sexual Diversities chairman Roddy Shaw Kwok-wah saying same-sex partnerships should be afforded the same rights in these private clubs as everyone else. 'The Country Club ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Transsexual woman in last bid to wed boyfriend

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... laws did not accommodate transsexual marriage. W is one of a small number of people to have undergone sex reassignment surgery in Hong Kong, where activists say sexual minority group like homosexuals and transsexuals still face widespread discrimination. The city’s gay community has also pushed for the recognition of same-sex marriage, which is not legal in Hong Kong. In throwing out ...

  6. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage issue

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage issue Advocates and opponents of gay marriage yesterday welcomed a decision by the US Supreme Court to take up ... laws that define marriage to include only unions of a man and a woman. One of the cases, from California, could establish or reject a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The justices ...

  7. News - China - NPC MEETING

    Parents in China call for same-sex marriage to be legalised

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Parents call for same-sex marriage to be legalised More than 100 parents with children who are gay or lesbian have written to the National People's Congress calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. "We're appealing to NPC deputies to take notice of calls from 120 million parents of gays and lesbians for a revision ...

  8. Same-sex marriages?

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the Hong Kong government right to turn down Britain's request to allow full and B(NO) passport holders to take part in same-sex marriages in the British consulate? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't rush into recognition for same-sex marriage in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Don't rush into same-sex marriage law Like son like father. Roger Wong Wai-ming, the father of Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung, is leading ... his son, his group has the support of almost 100 primary and secondary school principals. The educators are worried the proposed change, if it becomes law, would legalise same-sex marriage ...

  10. News - World - SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    US to recognise same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 09:17am by AP

    ... of federal benefits, including Social Security retirement and veterans’ benefits. “With each new state where same-sex marriages are legally recognised, our nation moves closer to achieving full equality for all Americans,” Holder said. The attorney general said the government is working “as quickly as possible” to make sure same-sex married couples in these states receive the “fullest ...




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