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Slovenia rejects gay marriage in referendum

Slovenia rejects gay marriage in referendum

Slovenians have rejected same-sex marriage by a large margin in a referendum. Almost two-thirds of voters said no to a bill that defined marriage as a union between two consenting adults. Parliament passed a law giving marriage equality in March, but opponents challenged it before any gay couples could marry. Conservatives were especially opposed to allowing same-sex couples to adopt…
Victor Garber Weds Longtime Boyfriend Rainer Andreesen

Victor Garber Weds Longtime Boyfriend Rainer Andreesen

Surprise! "Alias" star Victor Garber has tied the knot. Although details of the ceremony are scarce, Garber's husband, Rainer Andreesen, confirmed the news on Oct. 10 with an Instagram shot of the handsome couple. Based on Andreesen's hashtags, it appears as if Garber, a Canada native, opted to elope in his home country. Garber, who will next be seen on The CW series,…
New Australian PM insists on public vote for same-sex marriage

New Australian PM insists on public vote for same-sex marriage

The newly appointed Australian Prime Minister has announced that he plans to go ahead with a public vote on same-sex marriage. Malcolm Turnbull responded to a question on Tuesday on whether he planned to handle the issue of marriage equality differently to his predecessor Tony Abbott, who was ousted in a leadership ballot yesterday. Abbott was criticised for being a…
‘Angela Merkel’ appears in online lesbian embrace

‘Angela Merkel’ appears in online lesbian embrace

The ‘Chancellor’ has appeared in an advertisement promoting a new magazine aimed at gay women across Germany – in which she gives another woman a kiss. In the advertisement for the new LGBT magazine, Straight, viewers see a figure who looks remarkably like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seemingly pondering recent events regarding LGBT rights.  ‘Merkel’ submits a sombre stare out…
Congrats! France’s first out gay MP gets married

Congrats! France’s first out gay MP gets married

A French Senator became the first out gay Parliamentarian to get married on Saturday. Luc Carvounas, a Senator, married his partner Stephane Exposito in Val-de-Marne. The couple had entered a civil solidarity pact, or PACS, three years earlier. Exposito is the chief of staff to the Secretary of State for Women’s Rights Pascale Boistard. Friends and family gathered on Saturday to celebrate…
Marriage equality to increase LGBTI tourism to the US by 9%

Marriage equality to increase LGBTI tourism to the US by 9%

The change in law regarding marriage equality in the US will likely cause a 9% spike in LGBTI tourism in the next three years, according to experts. The Out Now Global LGBT 2030 Study suggests the change could bring an extra 1.3 million LGBTI tourists to certain destinations throughout the states, spending $4,25 billion (£2,72 billion or €3,826 billion). This includes 168,000…
‘Never too late!’ Bikini-clad Beyonce shakes her derriere in rainbow-hued video celebrating gay marriage ruling

‘Never too late!’ Bikini-clad Beyonce shakes her derriere in rainbow-hued video celebrating gay marriage ruling

Beyoncé Knowles proved it's 'never too late' to come out in favour of the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage. The 33-year-old pop diva danced in a bikini during the fun, rainbow-hued video she shared Wednesday. The silly 17-second clip full of costume changes has already amassed a combined 784K likes on her Instagram/Facebook/YouTube accounts. In it, Queen Bey…
Macedonia bans gay marriage

Macedonia bans gay marriage

The Republic of Macedonia has voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Parliament has approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a 'life union solely of one woman and one man' in the south eastern European country. The amendment also makes it extremely difficult for it to be overturned in the future, making clear that any changes to the law…
Colin Farrell: I support gay marriage in Ireland ‘with every fiber of my being’

Colin Farrell: I support gay marriage in Ireland ‘with every fiber of my being’

Colin Farrell said he supported the legalization of gay marriage in Ireland 'with every fiber of my being' ahead of a referendum on the issue. In a televised debate on national broadcaster RTÉ, the Hollywood actor said it was 'grossly unfair' that his gay brother had to marry his partner Steven Mannion in Canada. 'To see them every day live their…
Finland Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Finland Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The Finnish Parliament on Friday narrowly approved a citizen's initiative to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay couples in Finland have been able to enter into registered partnerships since 2002, but until now the country was the only one in the Nordic region to not allow same-sex marriage. Finland is now the 12th European state to do so. In the vote, 105 members…