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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Same-Sex Marriage

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

More than 30 same-sex couples will say “I do” Monday when New Zealand becomes the first Asia-Pacific country and only the 14th in the world to legalise gay marriage.

Sunday, 18 August, 2013, 1:03pm

Same-sex marriage to be legalised in England and Wales

MPs in the House of Commons decided not to oppose a number of minor amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill proposed by the House of Lords, the upper parliamentary chamber.

18 Jul 2013 - 4:07am

Millions march in US to hail Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage

Dancing, cheering and toting placards, gay rights supporters took to the streets in huge numbers at annual gay pride parades across the United States, with attendance boosted by recent Supreme Court rulings in support of same-sex marriage.

2 Jul 2013 - 3:34am

South Korean filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo announces symbolic gay 'wedding'

The first time a South Korean celebrity announced he was gay, in 2000, the reaction was quick and without empathy. Actor and entertainer Hong Suk-chon was banished from television and radio programmes for three years, and he said in a talk-show interview this year that he regretted coming out.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:36am

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

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

France's gay marriage law draws thousands of protesters to Paris

One of President Francois Hollande's campaign pledges, the bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption was voted into law last Saturday after months of protests across a country that has been bitterly divided over the issue.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

On HK Catholics' concerns over same-sex marriage, new electric taxis on Hong Kong roads, and pollution in Guangdong's coastal waters getting worse.

22 May 2013 - 2:53am

It's time for Hong Kong to talk about fairness to sexual minorities

New Zealand gained a reputation as a social laboratory by giving women the right to vote 120 years ago, and by introducing cradle-to-grave social welfare in the 1930s and 40s. The latter has been undermined by free-market economics and remains anathema to many societies including Hong Kong. The country's latest reform is not quite so pioneering but, as with the other two in their time, millions around the world have mixed feelings about it.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 1 comment

France adopts gay marriage law after strong debate

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

Transsexual woman in last bid to wed boyfriend

Hong Kong’s highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case.

15 Apr 2013 - 11:51pm 1 comment