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Same-Sex Marriage Around the World

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We’re all aware of the wonderful news that came out of Australia just recently in relation to the “yes” result in their postal vote for same-sex marriage. The hope is that the Australian politicians will now enact the will of the people into legislation and the talk is that it might even happen before Christmas. What a fantastic Christmas gift for the people of all… Read the rest


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Luxembourg Passes Marriage Equality Legislation

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“We commend the leaders of Luxembourg for granting the nation’s LGBT citizens the rights they deserve, and we congratulate the LGBT activists and advocates who made this historic day possible,” said Ty Cobb, HRC’s Director of Global Engagement.
Luxembourg’s national parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, approved the bill by a vote of 56 to 4.  In addition to granting full marriage rights to Luxembourg’s LGBT… Read the rest


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OKC Pride 2014

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June 20, 2014toJune 22, 2014OKC Pride – Oklahoma City, OK
Get ready for OKC Pride 2014! Pride Week will kick off with a block party on Friday, June 20th with live performances and events on the strip at 39th & Penn. In addition there will be an Arts Festival on Saturday the 21st, and the Pride Parade on Sunday the 22nd.
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Shanghai Pride 2014

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June 13, 2014toJune 22, 2014Shanghai Pride – Shanghai, China
Shanghai Pride 2014
Shanghai Pride Mixes Advocacy with Fun at this year’s week-long event in June
Shanghai Pride Promises it all this June; from the Serious to the Seriously Good Fun
Shanghai Pride Week to be held in June with Greater Focus on LGBT Rights
This year’s Shanghai Pride Week, titled Pride6 in recognition of its… Read the rest


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Shanghai Pride 2014

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June 13, 2014toJune 22, 2014Shanghai Pride – Shanghai, China
Shanghai Pride 2014
Shanghai Pride Mixes Advocacy with Fun at this year’s week-long event in June
Shanghai Pride Promises it all this June; from the Serious to the Seriously Good Fun
Shanghai Pride Week to be held in June with Greater Focus on LGBT Rights
This year’s Shanghai Pride Week, titled Pride6 in recognition of its… Read the rest


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Motor City Pride 2014

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June 7, 2014toJune 8, 2014Motor City Pride – Ferndale, MI
Motor City Pride is a volunteer-driven event celebrating the lives of Michigan’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender citizens. A weekend packed with multiple events including a family picnic, golf outing, Commitment Ceremony, parade, and beer garden. Motor City Pride culminates as the largest LGBT gathering in Michigan and is newly located this year at Hart… Read the rest


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Malta votes for civil unions, non-discrimination for transgender individuals, mutual recognition

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Civil unions
The Civil Unions Act amended Maltese law, allowing same-sex couples to enter partnerships with rights and duties similar to marriage. Partners will be able to adopt children.
Claudette Abela Baldacchino MEP, a Maltese member of the LGBT Intergroup, said: “Introducing civil unions was an important step towards fully embracing true European values. This is not merely a question of minority rights, but an… Read the rest

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Jack’d Survey Finds Younger UK Gay Men More Likely To Get Married Than Older Counterparts

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Users in the UK were polled using an in-app survey, which revealed that younger gay men tend to be more optimistic about getting married at some point in their life, compared to older gay men. Of those polled, 62 percent of gay men aged 18 to 25 stated they would be open to getting married to another man, whilst only 45 percent of those 26… Read the rest

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Equal Marriage to become law after historic final vote

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The Bill, passed by a majority of 87, will extend the legal form of marriage to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and permit religious denominations to celebrate such marriages should they wish.
Colin Macfarlane, Director, Stonewall Scotland said: ‘This a truly historic moment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland. We’re delighted that MSPs have overwhelmingly demonstrated that they’re committed to building… Read the rest


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Nigeria and Uganda adopt harsh anti-LGBT laws in same week

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On Tuesday 17 December, the Senate of Nigeria adopted the ‘Same-sex marriage (prohibition) bill’, criminalising displays of affection, people in a same-sex marriage (including tourists), and anyone arguing in favour of LGBT people’s human rights.
Today, the Ugandan Parliament also adopted the ‘Anti-homosexuality bill’, amplifying the criminalisation of LGBT people.
Both bills now await the presidential assent.
Nigeria’s ‘Same-sex marriage (prohibition) bill’
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Welcome progress on marriage; but urgent action needed on civil partnerships and Trans rights

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LGBT Labour yesterday welcomes the Government’s announcement of the date for the first same sex marriage in England and Wales.
The measure will allow same sex couples to become married in a registry or approved religious premises from 29 March 2014. Those couples wishing to be among the first to marry will need to formally give notice of their intention to marry on 13 March… Read the rest

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Croatian marriage referendum: human rights cannot be subjected to majority vote

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ILGA-Europe is deeply disappointed by the result of the referendum of 1st December in Croatia which approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman.
The campaign to define marriage as union of a man and a woman was initiated and promoted by the initiative “In the Name of the Family” which opposes any advance towards recognition of… Read the rest


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MEPs regret outcome of referendum banning same-sex marriage

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In yesterday’s referendum, two thirds of voters in Croatia opted to define marriage as ‘matrimony between a man and a woman’ in the Croatian flagconstitution. The outcome will make it harder to open marriage to all couples in the future.
The referendum was held following a citizens’ initiative led by anti-equality organisation ‘In the Name of the Family’. During the past weeks, the Catholic Church… Read the rest


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LGBTLabour Scotland – Tonight was the first step to equality

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Responding to tonight’s equal marriage vote in Scotland, LGBT Labour Scotland Chair, Ailsa Tweedie said:
“Scotland can be proud tonight of taking a first step toward marriage equality. We witnessed a landslide this evening with 98 MSPs in favour of equal marriage; but there is still a long road to travel before this bill becomes law. LGBT Labour Scotland is proud to say that the… Read the rest


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Post-DOMA, Significantly More Lesbian and Gay Adults Wish to Avoid Jobs in States where Marriage Equality is Absent

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Two-Thirds of All U.S. Adults Say Marriage Equality is Inevitable for America
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY– October 24, 2013 – In June, the Supreme Court declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional thereby allowing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages performed in the current states where it is legal. This sea change in the recognition… Read the rest

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March on Springfield

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October 22, 2013March on Springfield Rally Speakers Will Highlight theBroad Coalition working for Illinois Marriage Equality

Leaders from labor, immigration, faith, women’s health, business, sports and voting rights movements will join LGBT families, leaders and allies at equal marriage rally

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn will open the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality onOctober 22 with a welcome. He will be followed by speakers… Read the rest


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Children With Same-Sex Parents are Thriving

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by Melissa Rodgers
People who oppose the right for same-sex couples to be parents readily claim that having same-sex parents can negatively impact on children in many ways, from their psychological health to their sexual identity. However, numerous studies have been conducted into the impact that being raised by gay parents can have on children, and very little evidence has been found to support the… Read the rest


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SCOTUS Rulings: DOMA and Proposition 8′s Affect on Texas Gay Couples

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Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court Justices handed down opinions in two major cases affecting gay marriage in the United States.
In United States v Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down a part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Now, all legally-married same-sex couples will be eligible for federal benefits. This includes gay couples living in Texas. The federal government will recognize your marriage even… Read the rest


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Same-Sex Wedding planned in front of Westboro Baptist Church

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Equality House Presents the First Gay Wedding Directly Across the Street From the Infamous Westboro Baptist Church
On June 22, Equality House will be hosting its first wedding! Kimberly Kidwell and Katie Short of Little Rock, Arkansas, will celebrate their love and commitment with a marriage ceremony on our front lawn — which if you haven’t heard, sits directly across the street from the infamous… Read the rest


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