Postedon Aug 27, 2012 at 10:45 am
Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Prime Minister of France, announced this weekend that his government will introduce a bill to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in France, to the Parliament this fall.
Postedon Aug 14, 2012 at 11:29 am
A week after the premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, said that she would push for the freedom to marry in her state, another Australian leader - South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill - has announced his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Postedon Aug 06, 2012 at 04:15 pm
After months of increasing momentum in Australia, the freedom to marry may have gotten a huge push forward this weekend when Lara Giddings, the premier of Tasmania, announced that she supports marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Aug 01, 2012 at 12:00 pm
The Olympic Games are one of the few occasions in our world that are truly global, bringing together people from every country to support each other and understand our connections across the globe. It's also a time to reflect on international support for the freedom to marry, and celebrate countries where same-sex couples have had the freedom to marry for months, years, or in the case of the Netherlands, an entire decade. Here, we take a look at seven countries that win the figurative "gold medal on marriage."
Postedon Jul 31, 2012 at 10:10 am
Officials from Vietnam's Justice ministry announced plans to consider the freedom to marry on Sunday. The Justice ministry will have until May to draft a proposal where the National Assembly will need to grant majority approval during their spring congress for the proposal to become a law.
Postedon Jul 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Sports lover and Olympic Torch bearer Chris Basiurski, 33, was cheered on by crowds just 28 hours before the Olympic flame's arrival to London's lighting ceremony on Thursday. Just moments before he carried the flame through the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Basiurski kissed his long-term boyfriend, drawing applause and smiles from bystanders.
Postedon Jul 27, 2012 at 10:20 am
On Wednesday, Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made an announcement that Scotland could soon have the freedom to marry, which would make it the first country in the United Kingdom. Proposing that a draft marriage bill come forward later this year, Scotland's National Party announced that ceremonies could take place start 2015.
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 10:15 am
As all eyes turn to London to watch these incredible athletes compete for the gold, we'll be looking at international progress for the freedom to marry, awarding "medals" to countries that have passed the freedom to marry and spotlighting openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, or allied Olympians who have spoken out in favor of marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 02, 2012 at 03:15 pm
In France and Ireland, support for the freedom to marry is at an all-time high - and recent declarations and movements from two of the countries' leaders bode well for the passage of marriage for same-sex couples.