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"It just means so much that we're able to be the first gay couple to get married on a float… you could never really realise unless you're a gay person that has either struggled yourself or have been fighting for it forever. "It's because of their hard work that we get to do this and show everyone that love is just ...
Philadelphia (CBS) -- Immigration and LGBT advocates are joining forces to rally behind a married gay couple. One of the ... "marriage was just not enough for queer people, in particular people of color in this country," says Nikki Lopez, executive director of GALAEI-a queer Latinex social justice group.
Six South Carolina Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to amend state law to define same-sex marriage as "parody marriage." The Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act argues that any marriages not between a man and a woman "fail to check out the human design." The bill also defines ...
Inmaculada Mujika Flores, a sociologist, psychologist and director of the Bilbao-based LGBT association Aldarte, welcomes the film project as a rare opportunity to make lesbian relationships more visible. "If this story had been about two gay men, I'm sure it would be better known," she says. "We lesbians ...
The sponsors of the bill argue that "parody marriages" and "sexual orientation policies" have created a legal mess for the State of South Carolina. And that they have ... to "parody marriages." They go on to say that while there has been no "land rush on gay marriage," it has had other detrimental effects.

Parents at a Catholic school in Miami said they were astounded that administrators had fired a first-grade teacher just days after she married her .... Although Roman Catholic doctrine opposes same-sex marriage, many parishes have become more accepting of gay and lesbian parishioners in recent years, ...
Gay couple marry in traditional Indian ceremony. Joseph Patrick ... A gay couple in India has married, despite the country not recognising same-sex marriage. ... The decision to examine the law once again comes as the court found that less than 200 people had been convicted for homosexual acts in 2013.
British Muslim radio host Maajid Nawaz has locked horns with a caller who said that they are not Anti-Gay but that they don't believe in same-sex marriage. Nawaz took the call on his LBC show, from the caller who said he was "fine" with homosexuality. but that he has a problem with same-sex marriage. .
But in his time leading the country, Abbott vehemently opposed marriage equality. "However deeply affectionate or long lasting it may be, the relationship between two people of the same sex cannot be a marriage because a marriage, by definition, is between a man and a woman," he insisted.
Voting is under way in Costa Rica's presidential election after a campaign dominated by same-sex marriage. Last month, the Inter-American Court of human rights based in Costa Rica ruled such alliances should be recognised. The court's decision led to a backlash in the Central American country. A conservative ...
The provision is thought to disproportionately impact the country's gays and lesbians because they are unable to marry. "We don't want to have the ... Aceh, which is governed has established LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) practices as a violation of sharia law. Photo: EPA. The comments ...
THE first gay weddings in Jersey could take place later this year after the States legalised same-sex marriages following a day of debate. ... Members finally approved the proposals - which were lodged by Chief Minister Ian Gorst - to overhaul the Island's marriage laws after a process which initially began ...
Days earlier, Pavel Stotsko, 28, and Yevgeny Voytsekhovsky, 27, had accidentally become the first officially recognized same-sex married couple in Russia. Their story, broadcast on state television, had returned the topic of gay marriage to the national conversation in a country where tolerance towards ...
In this image made from Australia Broadcasting corporation video, Christine Forster, right, sister of former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, looks at her partner Virginia Edwards, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Sydney, Australia. Tony Abbott joined his sister Christine when she married her partner Virginia ...
As the Indian judiciary debates the validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality, an Indian American engineer in Fremont, Calif., took his wedding vows with his gay partner at his ancestral home in India. Hrishi Sathawane married Vinh, a 35-year-old math professor from ...

A gay businessman and one-time police officer who is married to another man says GOP leaders in a north Alabama county refused to let him run for ... that includes questions about whether candidates have ever voted for a Democrat; if they believe "in the traditional definition of marriage;" and if they were ...
"The agency's policy unconstitutionally disregards the dignity and sanctity of same-sex marriages by refusing to recognize the birthright citizenship of the children of married same-sex couples," the Dvash-banks lawsuit states. "The State Department's policy is arbitrary, capricious and serves no rational, ...
A gay couple are suing the US government after one of their twins received American citizenship, while the other had their request denied. .... in 2013 of the Defense of marriage Act (DOMA), which had barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, opened the door to the potentially ...
Business is increasing sharply for local wedding services in the days leading up to the start of legal marriages for gay and lesbian couples June 17. ... Greg Albritton, of Range, said he is trying to strike a compromise that follows the landmark decision allowing gays and lesbians to marry while protecting the ...
Even so, gay marriage still seemed like a distant dream, which is why some gay invitees told Mr. Morris that they felt less than welcome at their straight friends' ... "Now, despite some bakers still refusing to provide wedding cakes, and new laws to back them up, we have gays getting married in all kinds of ...
After several years of disagreement, and sometimes rebellion, against the law allowing same-sex marriages, the Alabama legislature is considering a bill ... So, some judges who disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015 stopped issuing the licenses because ...
Germany's unexpected legalization of gay marriage last year has created a pastoral dilemma for the country's Roman Catholic bishops, who campaigned against the "marriage for all" bill and ... Roman Catholicism, though it opposes same-sex marriage, preaches respect for individual gays and lesbians.
After the Inter-American Court of human rights ruled in favor of equal marriage earlier this month, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis directed government agencies to follow its ruling and recognize same-sex marriages. Lawmakers, meanwhile, would work on drafting new laws on marriage.
At the moment, the Department of children and Youth Affairs is paying at least €1.6 million to religious counselling groups that have policies of refusing homosexual couples for marriage or relationship counselling. The agencies are funded by Tusla, which is the responsibility of Katherine Zappone, the ...
... change the hearts and minds of those who were against same-sex marriage. But within weeks of returning home as an engaged couple, Malcolm Turnbull announced his plans for a public survey on whether couples like ourselves could legally get married. And just like that, our Summer of love was over.
Two army captains who met in the "don't ask, don't tell" era of the military, became the first active-duty, same-sex couple to get married at West Point when they exchanged vows last weekend. Capt. Daniel Hall, 30, and Capt. Vinny Franchino, 26, both Apache helicopter pilots, were married at the New York ...
The General Convention is expected to address same-sex marriage again. ... More: Task force to study Episcopal diocese's same-sex marriage ban ... diocese that wanted to urge the General Convention to let clergy -- not bishops -- decide whether or not to officiate weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president.
The first Republican lawmaker listed in the story is named Andy Biggs, whose track record includes saying that gay marriage "is an affront to the millions of Americans who believe marriage is between a man and a woman," voting in favor of penalizing sanctuary cities for immigrants and enacting harsh ...
A once killed bill not popular among supporters of gay marriage is now back in the Tennessee Special Session. The "Tennessee Natural marriage Defense Act" would proclaim that the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage doesn't apply in Tennessee and government leaders don't have to abide by it, according to a ...
"We were getting married on a family farm in what we understand to be a fairly conservative and rural part of Pennsylvania. If ill-intentioned people decided to target our wedding and guests, we would have very few options to escape or seek shelter." In their suit, filed on Tuesday, Heasley and Borg ask to ...
The court's ruling nevertheless coincides with the continued expansion of marriage rights for gays and lesbians throughout the region. Gays and lesbians can legally marry in the U.S., Canada, Mexico City and several Mexican states, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, ...
The 90 or so evangelical members of Congress have thwarted L.G.B.T.-oriented legislative actions, played a role in impeaching the leftist president, Dilma Rousseff, and shut down museum shows. An evangelical pastor has been elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro, one of the world's most gay-friendly cities.
... court opinion stating that Costa Rica should legalize same-sex marriage. The Inter-American Court of human rights last week issued the decision in response to a petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, who had vowed to increase rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual ...
In writing last year's ruling, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales said he reads the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage to "require a ... Court records show Kimberly and Suzan, legally married in California in 2008, agreed to have a child through artificial insemination using an ...
Thou shalt not preside at a gay marriage; thou shalt not give Communion to married gay couples; and, most controversially, thou shalt not allow a church ... assert that denying a church funeral to a deceased same-sex spouse would give scandal for seeming to justify discrimination against homosexuals.
In 2016, a quarter of gay couples who married in New Zealand, where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2013, were Australians. Hayley Fisher, a senior ... Business listing sites supportive of same-sex marriages say they have seen a burst of suppliers wanting to be included. Alexander Ross, the ...
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Circle of Friends) will play the openly gay, happily married academic on Instinct, a new crime procedural airing on CBS ... in the LGBTQ community, I think it's all the more important that we should have a character with a healthy, successful same-sex marriage on network.
Despite being close friends in college, when I came out as gay months after graduation, she--alongside many other Catholic friends--made it clear I ... Despite Michelle's perfect vocals--which only increased my hatred towards her--my happiness for the married couple was sincere as I greeted them in the ...
Mormon church's gay policy means the next prophet's challenge may be retaining millennials, who view politics and issues differently than older members ... Mormon millennials, born in the 1980s and '90s, "are mostly married and, among those who do get married, the age of marriage has not shifted," ...
Shane won immunity in the task and joined the women for cocktails, then asked Ann why she voted against pro-LGBT legislation in parliament. Ann said: "Well you call it marriage equality I call it the redefinition of marriage. If marriage suddenly is no longer between a man and a women, and it's between a ...
I find it amazing and befuddling how honest, rational thinking can be so abused and/or even abandoned by some when defending their beliefs, imposing them on others, or engaging in public discourse. I am referring, perhaps indirectly, to George Will's Standard-Times opinion piece of Dec. 30 on the ...
Tourism operators want to make Tasmania a premier destination choice for same-sex couples to tie the knot and honeymoon, through a new tourism social media campaign. tourism industry Council Tasmania and Tasmanians United for marriage Equality have teamed up to launch the campaign, aimed at ...
A rift over the issue of same-sex marriage is threatening to tear the Church of the Latter Day Saints apart from the inside. Since the Church opposed marriage equality in the case of Proposition 8 - which temporarily banned gay marriage in California - many members of the church have softened their ...
We're in Morehead, a small university town in eastern Kentucky of barely 7,000 souls that was thrust into the national headlines two years ago when the incumbent county clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue marriage certificates to betrothed gay couples in defiance of the US Supreme Court which had just ...
For weeks now, a Catholic parish in the rural St. Croix River Valley north of the Twin Cities has been praying through turmoil, brought by a trio of startling dismissals. On one hand, even many of the most distressed don't want any of the 400 or so parishioners to leave the Church of St. Joseph in Taylors Falls ...
A FAMILY of Christian bakers who refused to make a "gay cake'' have been found in breach of Northern Ireland's discrimination laws. ... same-sex marriages will be legal in Australia from Tuesday, after an overwhelming majority of Australians voted to amend marriage laws in a postal survey last year.
China's media regulator is being taken to court over its view that homosexual activities are "abnormal", in a rare public case that pits state censorship against gay rights. Following a ... Smartphone apps such as Queers, which matches gays with lesbians to facilitate such marriages, have boomed. Chinese ...


 

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