BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 27: A woman shows a rainbow color heart during the Cristopher Street Day (CSD) parade on June 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. One day after the 'Yes' for same-sex marriage in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have celebrated the CSD in Berlin. The Christopher Street Day tuck place the first time in Germany named 'Gay Pride' in 1979 in West-Berlin. Similar marches are taking place in various cities around the world to commemorate the start of the gay rights movement. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
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Germany's parliament on Friday passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage ― a sudden landmark shift for LGBTQ rights in Europe's most populous country. The vote came days after Chancellor Angela...
Etienne Cardiles (left) spoke at an April memorial for Xavier Jugelé.
Taiwan's Constitutional Court just ruled in favour of same-sex marriage.
A gay police officer killed by a gunman in Paris was married in a posthumous wedding that's believed to be a historic first. Xavier Jugelé, 37, was shot dead April 20 on the Champs-Élys&...
Ben & Jerry's is coming for Australian's taste buds, announcing a pledge that no one in Oz can order two scoops of the same flavor until marriage equality becomes law of the land Down Under. Ben &...
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The court gave two years for legal amendments to allow the change.
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Finland's same-sex couples can finally marry and adopt children, as the country's marriage equality law comes into effect on Wednesday. The Northern European country's parliament originally passed the...
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) recently decided to not honour Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne during her visit to the Golden Temple because of her support for same-sex marriage. Wynne is also openly lesbian. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar even said, "Offering her (Wynne) a siropa would be against Sikh ethics." It must be pointed out that they have not specified the theological basis of their decision. Alas, their own biases and homophobia are passed off as "Sikh ethics".
He is the floor manager at a high-end fashion label. He deals with society WAGs, expats and A-listers over slices of toast (whole wheat) and scrambled eggs, everyone is always 15 minutes away -- so waiting is second nature. But the job has its perks too -- party invitations, supermodel friends and the occasional bottle of single malt whisky. The parties and the models can get exhausting, but the single malt never does, he grins.
It is the bleak reality that the vast majority of gay women and men in the world still marry opposite-sex partners. Legalisation of same-sex marriage is but a distant dream for most LGBT+ people. They desperately require societal change before any change in law - such as not facing the risk of alienation for coming out, or to not risk losing their job. It is then the failure of same-sex marriage advocates to consider the real life context and diversity of LGBT+ citizens that India's LGBT+ movement could learn from.
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If one were to conduct a comprehensive survey across India, there would be multiple definitions of marriage. Some might call it a divine blessing, others may talk about duty, some may say it is about women looking after their husbands, some may underline the importance of love and commitment while others may talk about equality and sharing. So, it depends on who you speak to. This fact makes the Obergefell v. Hodges US Supreme Court Case extremely interesting as it will determine whether same-sex marriages should be legalised across the country.
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WASHINGTON — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's...
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India, the world's largest democracy, today voted in favour of a Russian proposal which sought to stop the United Nations from extending staff benefits to same-sex couples. India was in the company of...
When I wrote the song "Head Held High", I had no idea that the script was not just a story that many gay men could relate to, but that it was a path that my life had taken. Yes, as the verses in the song spelt out, even I was confused, frustrated and lost at one stage. Later, I realised who I was and grew in confidence and that led to joy, happiness and the desire to love myself and share the love I could with others.