Posts Tagged: gay marriage

Northern Ireland Passes Symbolic Marriage Equality Bill

Northern Ireland

MPs in the UK Parliament have passed a largely symbolic measure addressing the lack of equal marriage in Northern Ireland. The backbench amendment was submitted on Wednesday (October 24) by Labour MPs Stella Creasy and Conor McGinn, who sought to address Northern Ireland’s bans on abortion and gay weddings. It passed by a vote of […]

Thailand Civil Unions Could Arrive By Year’s End – LGBTQ Nation

Thailand Civil Unions

Thailand could become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex partnerships. A new bill called the Civil Partnership Act has been announced, and it could make civil unions for same-sex couples a reality by the end of this year. Thailand currently only recognizes heterosexual marriages, but the Civil Partnership Act would open up many […]

Bermuda’s Marriage Equality Repeal Blocked by the Supreme Court

Bermuda

Gay people can marry again in Bermuda after Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Domestic Partnership Act, the law passed earlier this year which repealed the same-sex marriage law, is unconstitutional. The Royal Gazette reports: “Chief Justice Ian Kawaley, delivering his judgment before a packed courtroom, said the sections of the Act which revoked […]

High Court Rules for Taiwan Marriage Equality

Taiwan Marriage Equality

Yesterday, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. It was a historic moment for the country and many people gathered outside of the legislature building to hear the ruling. People cheered, laughed and cried when the ruling was handed down. The Council of Grand Justices ruled that it was unconstitutional to […]