The US Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids workplace discrimination on the basis of sex. The Supreme Court will now decide if "sex" can be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity choices.
Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24 to decide whether same-sex unions should be written into law, raising uncertainty whether there will be full marriage equality on the island.
Haiti's constitution established a secular republic but the country is marked by deep religious beliefs. "Although the state is secular, it is people of faith who are the majority," Latortue said, stressing the commonly held belief in Haiti that homosexuality is a Western practice only.
Homosexuality is a taboo in conservative Chechnya, and the gay community there was used to leading a double life -- marrying, having children and hiding their sexuality from even their closest family members.
Amol Palekar welcomed the order and said that it shows the doors of the Supreme court have not ‘shut down’ yet. Having an open mind on the issue that has been pending for so long is definitely a welcome step, he told The Indian Express.