Peru ‘must recognise gay marriage’

January 11, 2017 0 comments

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Peru must recognise gay marriages its citizens enter abroad, a court in the country has ruled. The Constitutional Court, which rules on whether pieces of legislation are in line with the country’s constitution, made this announcement following a lawsuit by a man named Oscar Ugarteche Galarza. He has been a long-time advocate for gay rights…

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Guernsey could have gay marriage ‘by the summer’

January 4, 2017 0 comments

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Gay couples on the Channel Island of Guernsey could be legally able to marry by the summer, a government official has estimated. Both Guernsey and Jersey are politically autonomous. As a result, their laws were not affected by the legalisation of gay marriage in England, Scotland and Wales. In 2015, the island’s parliament, called the…

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Same sex divorce can proceed, US court rules

December 30, 2016 0 comments

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A same sex couple can divorce in Pennsylvania, the State Superior Court has ruled after a lower court said it lacked the authority to end their union. Freyda Neyman and Florence Buckley entered a so-called ‘civil union’ in the north-eastern state of Vermont as long ago as 2002, PennLive reports. At the time, there was…

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Gay marriage one step closer in Taiwan

December 28, 2016 0 comments

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The prospect of legal gay marriage in Taiwan has taken a significant step forward. On Monday, members of the country’s parliament approved amendments to the Taiwanese Civil Code. The Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee agreed to wording which would recognise “both parties of a same-sex marriage” under the law. If these are enacted,…

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Man allowed to marry adopted ‘son’

December 22, 2016 0 comments

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An elderly American man is now legally eligible to marry the person he adopted four years ago. Seventy-nine year-old Nino and 69 year-old Roland have been in a relationship for around 46 years. However, they were unable to marry for the majority of their time together because gay marriage was only legalised in the United…

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Native American nation lifts gay marriage ban

December 12, 2016 0 comments

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The Native American Cherokee Nation has lifted its ban on same sex marriage. Although gay marriage was legalised across all 50 states last year, the Native American nations within the borders of the United States are not obligated to recognise the decision. The Cherokee Nation is one of the two biggest Native American tribes in…

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Elderly florist takes gay marriage appeal to Supreme Court

November 17, 2016 1 comment

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An elderly florist in Washington State has appealed to its Supreme after she was found guilty of violating anti-discrimination laws last year. Baronnelle Stutzman, 71, runs a business called Arlene’s Flowers in the city of Richland, close to the border with Oregon. Amongst her regular customers was a man called Rob Ingersoll. She had provided…

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Thousands protest Taiwan gay marriage plans

November 17, 2016 0 comments

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Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Taiwan to protest the possible legalisation of gay marriage. The government of the island nation is currently considering a bill which would grant marriage rights to same sex couples and allow them to adopt children. Last week, it passed the first of three hearings and if…

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