Gay marriage

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

Mozilla came under fire on the internet after appointing its new chief executive. Photo: Reuters

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.

Saturday, 5 April, 2014, 12:56am

Vincent and Bruno become first gay couple to tie the knot in France

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau smile as they sign a document during their marriage ceremony at the city hall in Montpellier. Photo: AFP

Two men married each other in the southern French city of Montpellier on Wednesday, in the first same-sex wedding in a country rocked by protests against and for the reform.

30 May 2013 - 9:15am 1 comment

British PM David Cameron ‘proud’ of gay marriage bill but economy now focus

Anti-gay marriage demonstrators listen to a speech by a fellow activist as they gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he was proud MPs had voted to back gay marriage but admitted the debate has been divisive and said his focus would now be on economic matters.

22 May 2013 - 9:43pm

Growing revolt by Tory MPs against British PM David Cameron

David Cameron

Downing Street will be warned by senior Conservatives that a sea change is under way in the parliamentary party as growing numbers of MPs decide that Prime Minister David Cameron is a liability, amid a revolt over the issue of gay marriage.

22 May 2013 - 3:57am

France legalises same-sex marriage

President Francois Hollande. Photo: AFP

France became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage on Saturday after President Francois Hollande signed it into law following months of bitter political debate.

18 May 2013 - 2:53pm

Lawyers petition NPC commission to legalise gay marriage

Mayu Yu, 27, and Elsie Liao, 21, try to register their same-sex marriage at the Dongcheng marriage registry in Beijing, but were refused by China's marriage law. Photo: Simon Song

Ten rights lawyers petitioned a key National People's Congress commission yesterday, calling for legitimising same-sex marriage on the mainland, ahead of today's annual International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

17 May 2013 - 4:49am

France adopts gay marriage law after strong debate

Hundreds of people opposed to same-sex marriage protest on Monday in Nantes, western France, as anti-riot policemen stand to prevent incidents with some same-sex marriage supporters. Photo: AFP

France’s lower house National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a bill legalising same-sex marriages and adoptions for gay couples, defying months of opposition protests.

24 Apr 2013 - 2:45am

Talking points

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Nobel winner's brother-in-law on trial

23 Apr 2013 - 3:51am

New Zealand votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Gay-rights supporters wait outside the parliament building in Wellington on Wednesday for a place in the public gallery to see the chamber vote on a bill amending the 1955 Marriage Act. Photo: AFP

New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country to legalise same-sex marriage on Wednesday after a decades-long campaign, a historic decision celebrated with parties across the gay community.

17 Apr 2013 - 10:36pm

New Zealand poised to lead Asia-Pacific on gay marriage

New Zealand is poised to become the first Asia-Pacific nation to legalise same-sex marriage in a parliamentary vote that gay rights advocates yesterday hailed as a milestone for equality.

17 Apr 2013 - 2:54am

China news round-up: Official apologizes for providing wrong data, Beijing land sales surge

A worker is seen a construction site for a new residential complex in Beijing March 18, 2013. Photo: Reuters

EconomyBloomberg A Chinese customs spokesman apologized for providing “incorrect” data sourced from the Internet, underscoring concern at the credibility of official numbers.Caixin

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Gigi Chao - reluctant celebrity

Gigi Chao (left) and Sean Eav at Hong Kong Cancer Fund party. Photo: Lam King Yin

Wealthy people are definitely different. Not content with having her father publicly “out” her and drag her through the world’s press by offering a HK$500 million bounty for a husband to make her straight, lesbian Gigi Chao has now given a full sit-down talk to Hong Kong Tatler.

11 Jul 2013 - 4:07pm 3 comments

US Supreme Court to hear second gay marriage case

A man carries flags at a rally in support of same-sex marriage at the State of California Supreme Court in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters

The US Supreme Court trod cautiously on Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict on the emotionally charged issue.

27 Mar 2013 - 7:58pm

Fight for gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court

Justin Kenny of Akron Ohio holds a modified Stars and Stripes flag in front of the US Supreme Court, on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP

Same-sex marriage takes centre stage at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices begin hearing arguments on the emotionally-charged issue that has split the nation.

27 Mar 2013 - 1:21am

Activist's plan to legalise gay marriage submitted to NPC

Li Yinhe has said legalising same-sex marriage requires only minor changes to the current marriage law. Photo: Mark Ralston

“A [National People's Congress] member has brought the proposal to the parliament meeting, but only as a ‘suggestion’,” Li Yinhe said. On multiple occassions since 2003, she has entrusted NPC members to submit her proposal on gay marriage on her behalf. 

6 Mar 2013 - 1:45pm