Postedon Sep 08, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Steve Ralls discusses the terrible ordeal faced by Roi Whaley and Aurelio Tolentino: "Roi is now battling terminal cancer. He wants nothing more than to have his partner by his side as he wages a life-and-death battle. But, so far, the U.S. government has said 'no.'"
Postedon Sep 02, 2010 at 10:00 am
The recently-crowned Mexican Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete, said in a post-pageant interview that, "I have many friends who are homosexual and I adore them. And they are equal folk: There is no reason we should want to set them aside, there is no reason why we shouldn't let them enjoy what they want to enjoy with their partner."
Postedon Aug 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
"Often courts will make decisions that are predictors of what public opinion is going to be a few years from now," says Brian Powell, an Indiana University sociology professor.
"Public attitudes don't change really quickly, but this [the freedom to marry] is one that's changing really, really quickly," Powell said.
Postedon Aug 19, 2010 at 11:13 am
Germany's justice minister says she is considering changes to income tax laws to iron out disadvantages for gay couples.
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 02:00 pm
The Denver City Council went on record Monday as supporting proposed federal legislation that would allow gay people to seek legal residency in the United States for their partners living in other countries.
Postedon Aug 17, 2010 at 08:00 am
Mexico's Supreme Court voted Monday to uphold a Mexico City law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples, drawing jubilant cheers from gay advocacy groups and angry protests from Roman Catholic Church representatives.
Postedon Aug 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Los Angeles Times editorial board: Countries such as Mexico and Argentina have shown recognition that religion and civil law have different roles to perform in marriage, something absent in the debate in the U.S.
Postedon Aug 11, 2010 at 03:30 pm
Costa Rica's top court has blocked the electoral tribunal from holding a referendum that would have let voters decide if civil unions for same-sex couples should be allowed in the Central American country.
The Constitutional Court said civil unions for same-sex couples are a legislative issue and not an electoral one.
Postedon Aug 11, 2010 at 09:00 am
Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.