marriage equality

8 articles
Australia, for or against same sex marriage?

Australia, for or against same sex marriage?

Australia has begun sending out ballots for a non-binding vote on support for legalising same-sex marriage. The survey does not have the power to change the law but could lead to a vote in parliament. Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have said they support the Yes campaign. People will have until 7 November to cast their vote…

'Only Wish,' GLAAD Holiday Card Initiative, Pressures Governors To Support Gay Marriage

Leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization GLAAD is spearheading a new holiday initiative to put pressure on states that have yet to legalize gay marriage -- and you can help! With 34 U.S. states left on the road to marriage equality for same-sex couples, GLAAD is encouraging LGBT families and allies through their "Only Wish" campaign to…

Facebook celebrates gay rights in 2013 year in review video

Victories in marriage equality and heartwarming letters from proud parents, this year celebrates the achievements of the LGBTI community. 2013 may well be a year to remember gay rights in extremes. On one side, we have DOMA being repealed, heart-warming letters from accepting parents and marriage equality victories. On the other, we have India banning gay sex and Russia banning…

Colombia's first same-sex marriage to take place 24 July

A Colombian judge has approved what is considered to be the nation's first same-sex wedding.  Carmen Lucía Rodríguez Díaz, a judge with the municipal courts of the capital city Bogota, has given a gay couple Diego and Juan permission to obtain a marriage certificate later this month. Rodríguez Díaz has also written a five-page ruling where she defends her decision…

Turkey cancels Eurovision Song Contest over lesbian kiss

Turkey will not be showing Eurovision Song Contest 2013 over alleged fears there will be a lesbian kiss shown this week. Finland’s entry, Krista Siegfrids, is expected to kiss one of her female dancers on stage during her performance at the semi-finals tonight (16 May) in Malmö, Sweden. If Europe votes Finland through to the Grand Final (18 May), she…

Expedia Supports Gay Marriage In Washington State

Popular online travel company Expedia has joined an ever-growing list of corporations expressing support for marriage equality in Washington state. Bellevue Patch reports that the site, which is based in Bellevue, Wash., announced it would back Referendum 74, which could effectively affirm the legislatively backed law legalizing same-sex marriage. That referendum will be on the ballot in November.     Expedia President…

Bush daughter endorses gay marriage in new video

Barbara Bush, the daughter of George Bush, became the latest high profile Republican recruit to endorse the cause of gay marriage. "I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality," the former First Daughter announces in a video for the Human Right Campaign released today. "Everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love." In…

Rhode Island gay marriage bill re-introduced

A bill to allow gay couples to marry was re-introduced on 6 January 2011. Democrat representative Arthur Handy told The Providence Journal he has secured the support of 27 so-sponsors and expects to sign up more. Gay marriage bills have failed in Rhode Island repeatedly in recent years, but the state has a new, supportive governor. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican…