Mexican Supreme Court rules against marriage ban

The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday announced it had found a laws banning same-sex marriage are “discriminatory.” A strongly-worded statement the court posted to its website said the majority of the judges who considered a case that challenged portions of the state of Sinaloa’s family code defining marriage between a man and a woman found

Senate will debate same-sex marriage again this week. More than one million emails today (23 March) were sent to federal MPs and senators in Australia’s ruling coalition calling for a free vote on gay marriage. After Senator David Leyonhjelm announced that he would bring forward his Freedom to Marry Bill for debate later this week, advocates

Australian Parliament to debate gay marriage again

Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm announced on the 19th of March his Freedom to Marry Bill will return for debate in the Australian Senate as soon as next Thursday. In doing so, Senator Leyonhjelm called on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow his MPs and senators a conscience vote on the issue. Abbott

UK Prime Minister also said we need to ‘take a look’ at the problems trans people face. David Cameron has said bullying of LGBTI pupils changed his mind about same-sex marriage. The UK Prime Minister currently campaigning for re-election has said he is ‘very proud’ of legalizing equal marriage in England and Wales during his time

LGL Board Chair: “If Marriage has Become Obsolete – Punish us with it”

27 years together with his partner. What a model family! “It was you who said that word – not I,” noted the Board Chair of LGL Vladimir Simonko with a smile, for whom this word holds great meaning. Vladimir’s surname recently echoed throughout the country once again. During the music awards ceremony M.A.M.A., V. Simonko

Swiss legislative committee backs same-sex marriage

Members of a Swiss legislative committee on Friday overwhelmingly recommended their European country extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.  The Legal Affairs Committee of the National Council, which is the lower house of the Swiss Federal Assembly, by a 12-2 vote margin approved the “marriage for all” initiative the Green Liberal Party introduced. One lawmaker

Finnish president signs same-sex marriage bill

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on Friday signed into law a bill that extends marriage rights to same-sex couples. Niinistö signed the measure roughly four months after lawmakers in the Scandinavian country narrowly approved the measure. They considered the bill after supporters of marriage rights for same-sex couples collected more than 166,000 signatures to bring it before the

Chilean government to end opposition to same-sex marriage

The Chilean government later this week is expected to announce it will not oppose marriage rights for same-sex couples in a lawsuit filed with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Members of President Michelle Bachelet’s administration on Tuesday met with representatives of the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation, an LGBT advocacy group, in Santiago,

Committee recommends Nepal legalize same-sex marriage

Nepal could become the first Asian country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples if its government accepts the recommendations of a committee that studied the issue.  A translated copy of the recommendations the Washington Blade obtained from gay Nepalese Parliamentarian Sunil Babu Pant, who founded the Blue Diamond Society, the country’s only LGBT advocacy

Italy rejects gay marriage

Highest appeals court denies that gay couples have the right to get married. Italy’s highest appeals court has rejected same-sex marriage. The Cassation Court has said there is nothing in the Constitution that requires the government to extend marriage rights to LGBTI people. However, it did say same-sex couples should have the same rights as