2015-12-21

Slovenian voters reject same-sex marriage law

 Slovenian voters on Sunday rejected a law that extended marriage rights to same-sex couples. The Associated Press reported that preliminary results indicate that voters by a 63-37 percent margin rejected the statute. “It’s Time for Yes” (‘Čas je Za’ in Slovenian), the campaign that that backed the marriage law, thanked its supporters on its Twitter

tokyo

Second Tokyo district to recognize gay relationships

A second district in Tokyo has announced that it will recognize same-sex relationships. For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo last week announced plans to recognize gay couples’ relationships through “partnerships” certificates. The certificates will be issued by the Shibuya district, which hosts many international companies, and is regarded as a business hub.