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.
Postedon May 05, 2010 at 09:30 am
The Conservatives have become the first of the three main political parties in Britain to set out an explicit commitment to considering allowing same-sex couples to marry, should they take power after Thursday’s general election.
Postedon Apr 30, 2010 at 03:16 pm
Rodney Croome is an Australian human rights hero, with a new book out on May 3rd outlining the arguments for marriage equality.
He writes here for "The Gay Marriage Blog," to explain just how quickly a state or country can go from jail for gays to relationship recognition. If you are in Africa, Kansas, Poland or China, or anywhere without equality – this story is an inspiration.
Postedon Apr 28, 2010 at 11:33 am
American expatriates are having a more difficult time living and working abroad, a recent "New York Times" article found, causing a small but growing number of them to renounce their United States citizenship.
But there’s another group of Americans who could be adding to that tally: same-sex couples.
Postedon Apr 27, 2010 at 08:35 am
It was only as recently as 2007, that homosexuality was still a crime in Nepal, with a prison sentence of up to two years.
Yet fast forward three short years to now, and this tiny Himalayan nation is so different it quite takes your breath away. For it is not only set to become the first in Asia to honor the freedom to marry, it’s also promoting weddings for same-sex couples on Everest in an attempt to become the continent’s top gay tourist destination!
Postedon Apr 20, 2010 at 01:35 pm
The federal government helps keep binational families together by letting U.S. citizens sponsor non-citizen spouses for a marriage-based “green card,” which gives immigrant spouses permanent resident status. Green card holders aren’t U.S. citizens, but can get a Social Security number, can work, and can get a driver’s license.
As this Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) DOMA story shows, however, the federal government doesn't recognize married same-sex couples - it sees them as strangers. A green card simply isn’t an option for them.
Postedon Apr 12, 2010 at 08:08 am
The tiny island nation of Iceland is preparing to legalize the freedom to marry. The government introduced its gender-neutral marriage bill on March 23.
The bill has the backing of Prime Minister Johanna Siguroardottir, the world's first openly lesbian politician to be elected to helm a country.