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.
Postedon Apr 09, 2010 at 02:37 pm
Freedom to Marry salutes Anthony LaPaglia as a Voice for Equality. Mr. LaPaglia is an Australian actor best known for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series "Without a Trace", and for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Simon Moon on the TV show "Frasier".
Postedon Apr 09, 2010 at 11:30 am
Portugal's Constitutional Court has OK'd a freedom to marry bill approved by lawmakers.
Portugal's Socialist-controlled Parliament, led by Prime Minister Jose Socrates, approved the bill on February 11. The president still has the option of vetoing the legislation, but Socrates has said he is prepared to overturn the veto.
Postedon Apr 04, 2010 at 07:45 am
Freedom to Marry salutes Rufus Wainwright as a Voice for Equality. Mr. Wainwright is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. He has recorded six albums of original music, EPs, and tracks on compilations and film soundtracks, including the soundtrack for the film Moulin Rouge.
On April 2, 2010, it was reported by starpulse.com that Wainwright, out since his teens, supported the legalization of the freedom to marry in the United States.
Postedon Apr 02, 2010 at 11:50 am
The Household Cavalry is the U.K.’s most elite branch of service. Its members provide security for visiting heads of state, as well as for top-ranking national officials. 23-year-old Lance Corporal James Wharton made military history when he became the first member of the Household Cavalry to marry his same-sex life partner.
Postedon Mar 31, 2010 at 01:45 pm
In a special guest post on Pop Eater, Jarrett Barrios, the President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), writes about why Ricky Martin outing himself (partly he said because of his two sons) is important. Barrios discusses Martin's decision and how it's a "game changer."