Marriage equality law boosts Mexico City’s gay & lesbian tourism

Gay & lesbian tourism in Mexico's capital has soared since lawmakers legalized the freedom to marry in March.

According to the government's Officinia de Turismo Lesbico-Gay Bisexual y Transexual (LGBT), the city netted nearly half a million dollars (6 million pesos) in the second half of 2010.

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Still treated as second-class citizens in civil marriage law

The good news is that gay Americans can now openly fight and die for their country in the military.

The bad news is we are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to the civil marriage law.

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Make marriage equality a New Year’s resolution

Marriage advocates in Australia are calling on marriage equality supporters to make a New Year's resolution to meet their elected representatives at a time when the religious right is organizing a counter campaign to equality.

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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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