The 21st state to join the United States of America and birthplace of president Barack Obama will become the 16th state to legalise same sex marriage in the USA.
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Yesterday the Hawaii Senate passed a bill allowing same sex marriage within the state. Though the bill passed reasonably comfortably through the Senate, and the House, there was a lot of hard fighting over the usual ‘exemptions on moral grounds’ for religious organisations and, eventually, including ‘for-profit’ organisations who will be allowed ‘opt out’ of same-sex weddings without being charged with discrimination.
Tomorrow the government will have to respond to the constitutional convention’s recommendation to have a referendum on same sex marriage in Ireland. What will the Taoiseach do? Accept the findings but avoid giving us a date or stand up for our civil rights?
Over two thousand people have entered civil partnership since they first became available in April 2011 up to the end of June 2013.
Sisters are doing it for themselves – thinking that is. Six years after the publishing of her book, Sister Margaret Farley is having to defend her opinions after the Catholic church’s watchdog group condemned it.
Enda Kenny is coming under more and more pressure to make a statement regarding his support or lack thereof for a swift referendum on same sex marriage in Ireland.
We are almost there but Marriage Equality is still not a reality in Ireland. In order to have a referendum sooner rather than later we need to keep reminding our TDs that we are here and Ireland is ready
An infograph all about how things they are a-changing in the U, S of A, this is absolutely fascinating.
A Sinn Fein motion in Northern Ireland’s assembly to legalise same sex partnerships has been voted down. this is a set back but the fight for equality continues
Malta move towards same sex marriage with the formation of an LGBT inclusive advisory council. They are also looking into trans rights and hopefully this will all lead to a safer and more equal society for all Maltese LGBTs.
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.
New Zealand has become the 13th country to achieve marriage equality and we here in Ireland can only hope we take their lead and become the 14th.
The French governmant have taken another major step along the road to marriage equality, lets hope the members of our constitutional convension are watching.
The deadline for submissions to the constitutional convention on the topic of same sex marriage is tomorrow. If you haven’t aired your opinions on the topic, and have been meaning to, then set aside some time today so you can get your submission together ahead of the deadline.
Cllr. Gillian Wharton-Slattery’s motion was passed last night by Kerry County Council with 18 councillors voting in favour, 7 against, 1 absent and 1 abstaining.Fair play to Cllr. Wharton-Slattery for tabling it, but bit disappointing that about a quarter of council voted against.
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.
Illinios has joined the growing number of places getting ready to accept our families and loving relationships as equal. Congrats to all those who worked on the campaign that saw the house vote in favour of full marriage rights for same sex couples.