A recent poll up north illustrates that opinions on LGBT relationships are softening. This is of course due to the tireless work of advocates who must feel even more motivated when they see these figures.
Posts Tagged ‘ gay marriage ’
As of last night, the 4th of February the Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill by 105 votes to 18. This big step for equal rights means that Scotland is the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage and the 11th in Europe.
With the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales due to take place from 29 March it should be a time of celebration for all same-sex couples and all under the LGBT rainbow. Unfortunately this is not the case as same-sex couples who are already in a civil partnership have been met with inequality yet again.
It has been revealed that couples in every county in Ireland have now entered into a civil partnership. The end of 2013 brought new figures unveiling a total of more than 2,600 formal same-sex partnerships.
The Treasury Department announced yesterday that married same-sex couples will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes – regardless of where they live – in light of the Supreme Court ruling against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.
Today England and Wales became the 10th European jurisdiction to introduce marriage equality as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was approved in the final reading by the House of Lords.
An infograph all about how things they are a-changing in the U, S of A, this is absolutely fascinating.
Today is an important date for the LGBT community of France. Today is the day that the French parliament is to make their decision on same-sex marriage and adoption.
At noon, this Sunday, LGBT Noise, various same sex couples and LGBT allies will meet for a snog. Or more correctly, to stage a kiss-in, where couples will lock lips to further promote the support for marriage equality.
The Labour Party have followed through on their promise to introduce a Bill that would eliminate the Constitutional issues with legislating for same sex marriage in Ireland.
On the corner of Vester Voldgade, Farvergade and Lavendelsgade, just by Copenhagen’s
Town Hall square, you may soon be able to enjoy a cup of coffee on a bench, in a square
dedicated to and named after gay rights activist, Axel Axgil.
France are on the way to joining Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden and others who don’t discriminate against same sex couples who want full marriage rights. They are not alone in making amove, Britain are also getting in on the act, but what might all this mean for us here on the Emerald Isle?
The Uruguayan senate is about to receive a bill from the government that would legalise same sex marriage in the country. The bill was passed by the country’s lawmakers on Wednesday after a debate that lasted eight hours! In the end a wonderful show of support was expressed when no less than 81 of the 87 members of the Chamber of Deputies voted yes.
K-Stew is competing in Ms Gay Ireland on Sunday, 23 of November. She gives us a run down of the week, from dealing with biphobic comments in the gay community, to actually talking properly on the radio. She’s only massive and we’re dead proud.
Would you both like to take part in a research study on what it means to be in a same-sex Civil Partnership?
This morning, on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore stated that “the issue of gay marriage is a human rights issue”, that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry and that he would like to see a referendum on same-sex marriage “as soon as possible”. Is that a good thing? Is it even needed?
I am about to go on a rant. Feel free to head off to the Alainn or Appalling section and enjoy your Monday. I am angry. Ok, so I didn’t vote for him, but who the hell does Enda Kenny think he is?