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Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her personal support for equal marriage in Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister penned an op-ed for PinkNews today to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. The Conservative leader used the piece to address the ongoing ban on same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, where progress has been

WEST HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES:  A wedding cake featuring two grooms and two brides is on display at a local restaurant as part of the preparations for a mass gay wedding in West Hollywood, CA 01 June 2004.  Some one hundred gay and lesbian couples tied nots in a ceremony performed by West Hollywood Mayor John Duran. Although simbolic, the ceremony was organized as part of a campaign organized by Duran and other non profit organizations in an effort to change California laws and allow same sex couples to get marriage licenses.      AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA  (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Finnish Parliament Votes Down Efforts to Reverse Equal Marriage

Finland’s Parliament has voted down efforts to scupper plans for same-sex marriage to become legal just days before it is set to become law. In November 2014, the Finnish Parliament passed a citizens’ initiative on gender-neutral marriage by a tight vote of 105-92, after a number of previous defeats. The country’s President Sauli Niinistö signed marriage

A same sex couple cut a cake during a mass "wedding" party event in Taipei on August 21, 2011.  About 80 lesbian couples tied the knot in Taiwan's biggest same-sex wedding party in the hope that the island will soon follow New York to legalise gay marriage, organisers said. Same sex marriages are currently not legally recognised in Taiwan.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan set to become the first Asian country to pass equal marriage

Hopes are high for Taiwan’s same-sex marriage legislation, as a bill heads towards a crucial vote in Parliament. The country is one of the most progressive in Asia on LGBT rights, providing some LGBT rights protections and allowing some limited recognition of same-sex relationships. Lawmakers in the country are hoping to push further on equality issues

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Irish president signs same-sex marriage amendment

Irish President Michael Higgins on Saturday officially signed an amendment to his country’s constitution that extends marriage rights to same-sex couples in his country.Higgins amended the Irish Constitution roughly three months after Ireland became the first country in the world in which same-sex couples received marriage rights through a popular vote. The Irish Times reported

2015-08-31

Hundreds protest in Nepal for constitutional LGBT protections

Hundreds of LGBT activists have protested in Nepal to push for LGBT protections in the country’s new constitution. The rally took place in Kathmandu, and drew around 500 participants carrying colourful flags and banners. Pinky Gurung, of the Blue Diamond Society said: “Our main demand is that the rights of the sexual minorities should be

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Barack Obama: I hope the Supreme Court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

The country’s highest court announced earlier this month that it would take up a same-sex marriage case that could bring equal marriage to all 50 states. Attorney General Eric Holder has already confirmed that his office will submit a brief urging the court to strike down bans on same-sex marriage. President Obama was asked about the case in an