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Australian State Recognizes Same-sex Marriages

‘From now on, no spouse will have to face the indignity of having their relationship denied.’ South Australia’s reforms for recognition of same-sex couples married overseas and anti-discrimination against intersex people came into effect today. The changes to the law happened after UK citizen David Bulmer-Rizzi died on his honeymoon in South Australia in 2015.

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Human Rights Conference at Seimas: Equality Policies in Europe and in Lithuania

On Monday the 20th of April, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania Seimas hosted a Human Right Conference Equality Policies in Europe and in Lithuania: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives. The event was organized by the National Equality and Diversity forum (NEDF) in cooperation with the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsman of the Republic

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Canada has cancelled a scheduled state visit following Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to approve a draconian anti-gay bill. The decision to cancel President Jonathan’s state visit to Canada was communicated through the Nigeria High Commissioner to the Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri who in turn passed on the message to the

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Major EU fund for employment and social inclusion will combat discrimination

Today, the European Parliament adopted a regulation defining the priorities of the European Social Fund (ESF) for the period 2014-2020. For the first time, the Fund will contribute to combating discrimination based on sex—including discrimination against transsexual persons—and sexual orientation. Today’s binding resolution specifies that discrimination based on sex should be interpreted broadly, including discrimination against transsexual