Haters Helped the Polish Gay Couple Gain Permission to Marry in Portugal

A Polish couple who received death threats on their coming out video are getting a sweet taste of revenge, as their haters have made their dreams of marriage a reality. Polish TV presenter and journalist Jakub Kwieciński and his partner David have been granted special permission to get married in Madeira, Portugal. The couple had

Portugal’s President Vetoes Adoption Rights for Gay Couples

In one of his last acts in office, Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva has vetoed legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. Cavaco Silva vetoed the bill, saying the issue should be subject to further debate, Agence France-Presse reports. “It is important that such a big change on a sensitive social topic is not entered into

Portuguese lawmakers approve same-sex adoption bill

Portuguese lawmakers on Nov. 20 approved a bill that would extend adoption rights to same-sex couples. All but one member of the Socialist Party and other center-left parties that have a majority in the Portuguese Parliament voted for the measure. Nineteen members of the center-right Social Democratic Party also backed the bill. Advocates began their

Parliament votes for the inclusion of gender identity in the Portuguese Labour Code

The Portuguese Parliament voted today for the inclusion of gender identity as a protected ground of discrimination in the field of employment. Gender identity will now be added to sexual orientation and several other grounds in the non-discrimination clauses of the Portuguese Labour Code. The proposal by the Socialist Party was approved with votes from