Postedon Dec 15, 2010 at 09:29 am
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.
Postedon Dec 09, 2010 at 02:30 pm
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.
Postedon Dec 07, 2010 at 01:00 pm
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.
Postedon Dec 03, 2010 at 09:30 am
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.
Postedon Nov 29, 2010 at 04:00 pm
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.
Postedon Nov 24, 2010 at 05:00 pm
Gay couples with civil marriages or civil partnerships must retain their rights in all European Union countries, the European Parliament reaffirmed this morning.
Currently, same-sex couples are not guaranteed to retain the rights given by their existing marriage or civil partnership when traveling in the European Union.
Postedon Nov 23, 2010 at 11:30 am
Most Australians support the freedom to marry, the latest Nielsen poll shows.
The poll, published on Monday in Fairfax newspapers, found nearly 60 per cent of people support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, with 37 per cent against.
Postedon Nov 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Australia's Education, Skills and Workforce Participation Minister: "I support the freedom to marry, there are lots of people within the Labor Party who support the freedom to marry, many of them are standing with me today."
"I think this is a journey that's unstoppable and I think we will see full marriage equality in this country in the not too distant future."
Postedon Nov 17, 2010 at 01:30 pm
France's highest court of appeal, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday asked the Constitutional Council to rule on whether the freedom to marry should remain illegal.
Postedon Nov 17, 2010 at 11:00 am
As news of a royal engagement was announced this morning (16 November), a gay couple from the UK was refused permission to marry at Northampton Register Office.
They declined the option of a civil partnership, insisting that marriage should be open to all.