Taiwanese authorities have agreed to uphold the marriage status of a local transgender couple, reversing a previous official decision in a ruling activists said would help the bid to legalise same sex marriage. >>>
05/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
On Tuesday June 4th, Britain's House of Lords- a bunch of reactionary old codgers, for the most part - passed a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. This was by no means a foregone conclusion and the vote was preceded by two days of intense debate. But the final tally was in favour of the bill by a stunning margin of two to one. >>>
Adversaries in the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California clashed Monday over the release of courtroom videos, with gay-rights groups arguing for the public's right to watch last year's trial and their opponents saying the judge promised to keep the footage sealed. >>>
19/08/2011 | ILGA-LAC equipo de comunicacion
The Constitutional Court of Colombia did not listen to calls to homophobia. The Constitutional Court of Colombia’s ruling gave the Colombian Congress until July 30, 2013 time to legislate on equal marriage for same-sex couples. If after that date, Congress has not passed such legislation, or if it isn’t in force by then, Notary Publics are authorized to legalize them. >>>
02/08/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Fundamental human rights are interrelated and interdependent. Discrimination against anyone on the basis of perceived or real sexual orientation, gender expression and identity is a core violation of human rights. >>>
The authority to solemnize a marriage of pastors behind the recent same-sex mass wedding in Baguio City may be revoked, a Catholic prelate said. Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz believes that administering in a same-sex wedding goes against the merit of a priest or minister’s authority to solemnize a marriage.
In the lead up to the August federal election Australian marriage equality advocates will ask candidates for their personal views on allowing same-sex couples to marry, and what supportive candidates will do to achieve marriage equality. >>>
Australia's marriage equality advocates have written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, asking for an opportunity to push for reforms on same-sex marriage. AME has also written to the PM of Icelend to write PM Gillard on the importance of marriage equality.
Monday 17 May, the President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, ratified a bill that brings equality into marriage for all. The ratification makes Portugal the sixth country in Europe to allow marriages of same-sex couples after the Netherlands, Belg... >>>