Postedon Jun 07, 2010 at 04:11 pm
A lesbian couple wed Monday in Portugal's first ceremony for a same-sex couple since the predominantly Catholic country introduced a law honoring the freedom to marry last month.
Postedon Jun 02, 2010 at 02:59 pm
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo responded to a pre-FIFA World Cup interview question about his native country's new freedom to marry law by saying, "...we must respect the choices made by anyone, because, after all, all citizens should have the exact same rights and responsibilities."
Postedon May 21, 2010 at 01:23 pm
Hopes that foreign-born partners of gay and lesbian Americans could follow the same path to citizenship as heterosexual spouses got a boost Thursday when U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago said he would fight to include such a proposal in the campaign for comprehensive immigration reform.
Postedon May 21, 2010 at 09:08 am
The UN human rights chief on Friday slammed the "blatantly discriminatory" jailing of a gay couple in Malawi, saying that it sets an alarming precedent for the treatment of homosexuals in the region.
"I am shocked and dismayed by the sentence and reports of the treatment of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga while in detention," said Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Postedon May 19, 2010 at 07:12 am
As Portugal's president welcomes the freedom to marry, Anna Clark takes stock of the United States' progress on the freedom to marry and other LGBT issues.
Postedon May 17, 2010 at 04:01 pm
Portugal's conservative president says he has decided to ratify a law honoring the freedom to marry in the predominantly Catholic country.
The head of state's decision to permit the enactment of a bill passed by Parliament in January makes Portugal the sixth European country allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Postedon May 10, 2010 at 09:00 am
The Danish parliament on Thursday passed legislation giving equal adoption protections to gay and lesbian couples in registered partnerships.
Postedon May 05, 2010 at 03:56 pm
With 125 votes in favor, 109 against, 6 abstentions and 16 absent lawmakers, the Argentinean House of Deputies approved a historic marriage equality bill on Wednesday.
Speaking live on CN5, Maria Rachid, Director of The Argentinian LGBT Federation (FALGBT), noted that it was the first time that the body of a legislative branch of a government had voted in favor of the freedom to marry in all of Latin America.