Postedon Mar 13, 2013 at 10:00 am
Yesterday, legislators in New Zealand overwhelmingly voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country. The vote marked the second of three votes needed to pass the marriage bill.
Postedon Feb 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, the French National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament in France, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry and adoption opportunities to same-sex couples. The bill now faces consideration by the French Senate.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Today, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. After a full day of debate on The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, the House of Commons approved the bill by a vote of 400-175.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 10:59 am
Just as the freedom to marry in the United States has gotten off to a rousing start in the first month of 2013, support for marriage in England, Wales, and France has also surged this year, with lawmakers and citizens taking big steps to move marriage forward this year.
Postedon Dec 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Yesterday, the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced that same-sex couples in the state will soon have the freedom to marry. São Paulo now joins Bahia and Alagoas as states in Brazil where same-sex couples can marry without additional obstacles.
Postedon Dec 12, 2012 at 05:30 pm
The campaign to win marriage has galvanized particularly remarkably in Latin America, where three countries made major advances in the past few weeks. Here's a run-down of the movement in Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia.
Postedon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:00 pm
This weekend was an important weekend in the movement to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, and 19 conservative leaders formed a new Freedom to Marry coalition.
Postedon Dec 05, 2012 at 05:15 pm
This afternoon, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling in the southern state of Oaxaca that overturned the state's law that currently excludes same-sex couples from marriage. The Oaxaca Civil Code had previously stated restricted marriage to a union between a man and a woman.
Postedon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:30 pm
As the freedom to marry continues racking up wins this year in the United States, the rest of the world is continuing its journey toward ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Here are some exciting recent developments out of three countries - the United Kingdom, Australia, and France
Postedon Nov 15, 2012 at 11:30 am
This week, ABC News reported that the congress in Uruguay may soon consider a law that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Same-sex couples in Uruguay can already share in civil union, and a marriage law approved by the congress would be the next step for the country in fully embracing the freedom to marry.