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

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

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.

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Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

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

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.

Hostile same-sex marriage vote spurs Australia to amend anti-hate law

Australia began a non-compulsory postal vote on Tuesday that will determine whether it becomes the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage.

Australians to soon post ballots in gay marriage survey

If the postal survey finds most Australians want gay marriage, the Parliament will vote by December on legislation to lift the prohibition on gay marriage.

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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet presents gay marriage bill

``We can't let old prejudices be stronger than love,'' Bachelet said. Chile approved civil unions for same-sex couples in 2015 and decriminalized gay sex in 1999.

Britain sees first Muslim gay wedding as man ties knot

In what many traditional Muslim families consider a taboo, Jahed is one of only a few openly-gay Muslim men in UK. The journey he says, however, has not been easy. "It went all over school, people would spit on me, empty the rubbish bins on me, call me pig and the Muslim people would shout 'harum' - which is a very nasty insult in my language," he says.

Mexican president proposes legalising same-sex marriage

If it is approved, Mexico would become the fifth country in Latin America to make same-sex marriage legal.

Australian PM Malcom Turnbull says will legalise gay marriage if majority votes for it

The center-right government has promised to hold a plebiscite on the gay marriage question if the government is re-elected in a vote due this year.

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US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage nationwide

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.

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