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Swiss to vote on allowing same-sex marriage in referendum

September 26, 2021 3:45 pm

The federal government and parliament have already approved the amended law, but opponents led by the right-wing Swiss People's Party forced a referendum on the issue under Switzerland's system of direct democracy.

Cuba publishes draft family code that opens door to gay marriage

September 16, 2021 12:24 pm

Cuba, which sent gays to correctional labor camps in the early years after its 1959 leftist revolution, made considerable advances in LGBT rights in the 2000s and 2010s, despite the widespread persistence of machismo.

US minister Pete Buttigieg and husband welcome two babies to family

September 05, 2021 12:20 pm

Pete Buttigieg earlier this year became the first openly gay US cabinet secretary, following a run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

August 21, 2019 9:44 am

Most European countries saw a rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships between 2002 and 2016, according to Hungarian researchers who analysed results from the European Social Survey, carried out every two years.

Gay couple got married on July 2, calls it a ‘happy coincidence’

July 13, 2019 2:42 pm

Mumbai-based Nitin Karani was among the 15 gay men who participated in India’s first friendship walk held in Kolkata. While holidaying in New York, Karani decided to make his relationship with Bengaluru-based Thomas Joseph legal.

Minneapolis church, pastor expelled over support of gay marriage

June 30, 2019 8:08 am

The Rev. Dan Collison had his credentials removed by a 77% vote at the Evangelical Covenant Church's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday night.

Recognising private property, gay marriage, Cuba aims to build socialism instead of communism

July 22, 2018 7:44 am

Laying out the new constitution to lawmakers on Saturday, the secretary of the council of state, Homero Acosta, said it included the recognition of private property, something long stigmatized by the Communist Party as a vestige of capitalism.

Taiwan still divided on gay marriage, says Tsai Ing-wen

June 25, 2018 7:58 pm

Taiwan's top court in May 2017 legalised gay marriage - the first place in Asia to do so - and ruled its decision must be implemented within two years.

Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

January 09, 2018 8:21 am

Marriage equality became law on December 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give a month's notice for weddings made Tuesday the first possible date for gay marriages.

Australia legalises same-sex marriage: Now 26 countries in the world have embraced the law

December 08, 2017 8:30 am

Four countries, Malta, Germany, Finland and Australia legalised same-sex marriage in 2017. The first wedding in Australia will take place after a month when, the legislation shall take effect in the country.


US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage nationwide

June 26, 2015 10:21 pm

The US Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.