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First major Church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages

First major Church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages

The Scottish Episcopal Church has become the first major Church in the UK to allow same-sex weddings. However it’s now emerged the ruling has been ignored by the overhwelming majority of its priests. In a binding vote at its General Synod, all three houses of the meeting – the bishops, clergy and laity – came out in favour of the…
Gay couple feature in Kellogg’s Corn Flakes advert

Gay couple feature in Kellogg’s Corn Flakes advert

A gay couple are set to star in a series of adverts for the cereal brand Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Chris Hall, 42, and Mark Hearfield, 59, will appear in the adverts alongside a number of other couples to talk about how they take their cereal. The couple, who have been married for over 20 years, jumped at the chance to…
A billion people now live with marriage equality

A billion people now live with marriage equality

A new study shows that approximately one billion people now live in a place where same-sex couples can get married legally. Conducted by Melbourne-based LGBT rights activist Tony Pitman, the research reveals that the historic tipping point came around the time when Colombia legalised same-sex marriage a few months back. ‘The turning point came a few weeks ago when Colombia and then several Mexican states all achieved marriage…
Same-sex couples receive first civil marriage licenses in Chile

Same-sex couples receive first civil marriage licenses in Chile

Same-sex couples have been legally recognised in the country for the first time. Chile’s Civil Registry made an exception to its 24-day strike last week to perform the country’s first civil union ceremonies for same-sex couples. After 12 years of debate, President Michelle Bachelet signed the Civil Union Agreement into law in April. The bill grants cohabitation rights to both…
Stunning Ads Show Love Is Love No Matter Who You Are Or How You Look

Stunning Ads Show Love Is Love No Matter Who You Are Or How You Look

Love patient. Love is kind. Love is colorful. A new ad campaign for Brazilian company Zim showcases three couples covered in the vibrant hues of Zim's non-toxic and non-staining colored powder, BoredPanda reports. Two of the images feature same-sex couples. The ads, by the Salvador-based agency Tuppi Propaganda, have spread love for the LGBT community around the globe. "Our initial intention was…
Spain: Kiss-in after gay couple kicked out of Burger King

Spain: Kiss-in after gay couple kicked out of Burger King

Protesters held a gay kiss-in at a Burger King in Madrid after a gay couple were kicked out for kissing. Last month the couple, aged 18 and 19, were told to leave the fast food restaurant as families had complained they were setting a “bad example” to children. “They said that their children didn’t have to see that,” one of the…
Older guys are more likely to have had gay sex than younger men

Older guys are more likely to have had gay sex than younger men

Older men are more likely to have had sexual contact with another man than those in their teenage years or twenties, according to a new study. The Lancet survey looked at how many men self-identified as straight, gay, bisexual or other. While 97.3% of respondents said they were straight, 1.5% said they were gay and 1% said they were bisexual. Interestingly, when…

'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…

German Cabinet adopts bill to give gay couples equal tax benefits

The German cabinet has adopted a bill granting same-sex couples in civil partnerships the same income tax benefit as married opposite-sex couples, which will now be considered by parliament. Married couples in Germany are allowed to use a “spousal splitting” tax break in which they pool their incomes and divide their earnings to calculate individual income tax.     If…
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