Weddings for same-sex couples boom under Argentina’s new liberal laws

As same-sex couples celebrate marriage rights unique in Latin America, wedding planners are helping them to spend thousands on their big day.

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A rude shock at Christmas

A NJ civil union provided no protection for Peruvian man abruptly deported.

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Wolfson to visit Guam

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson will be speaking on Tuesday before the Guam Legislature about marriage equality and the issues surrounding it.

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European marriage equality legal challenge launched today

Eight couples in the U.K. fighting to overturn the twin ban on civil marriages for same-sex couples and civil partnerships for heterosexual couples today launched their joint legal challenge despite a minor setback.

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Campaigners take fight against ban on the freedom to marry to European court

Eight British couples will take their case to overturn the bans on marriages of same-sex couples and heterosexual civil partnerships to the European Court of Human Rights next week.

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Brazil extends pension benefits to surviving partners in same-sex couples

The Brazilian government announced Friday that committed same-sex couples will now be eligible for the social security pension benefits currently offered to heterosexual married couples.

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Voice for Equality: Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress of Portuguese descent. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide.

As reported on ontopmag.com in December of 2010, Ms. Furtado said she's proud to live in a country [Canada] that supports the freedom to marry. The 32-year-old entertainer and mother said there is nothing wrong with gay couples marrying.

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A very civil defense

Given that homosexuality was decriminalized in Ireland only in 1993, it might sound surprising to hear a leading US human rights lawyer state that Ireland is showing international leadership in the public acceptance of gay rights. However, according to Evan Wolfson, the fact that civil partnership is set to be enacted into law here next year means that is exactly what is happening.

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Evan Wolfson named Marriage Equality’s December Advocate of the Month

Following his whirlwind visit to Ireland from the 12-15 of November, Marriage Equality are delighted to name Evan Wolfson as December's Advocate of the Month.

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Thanksgiving Apart: LGBT families face separation and exile

Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in relationships with partners from abroad will be forced to spend Thanksgiving alone... or packing their bags so they can keep their families together.

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