The challenges of an interracial marriage

August 28, 2017 0 comments

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For all the progress that society has made in the last few decades in becoming more tolerant and accepting, there are some things that continue to be seen by some as controversial. Interracial marriages, while increasingly common, can still be seen as unusual. So what are the biggest challenges of marrying someone from a different…

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Gay marriage ban approved in Haiti

August 7, 2017 0 comments

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The Senate of Haiti has approved a measure which outlaws gay marriage in the Caribbean nation. While many countries around the world are making marriage accessible to LGBT people, this legislation states that “the perpetrators, co-perpetrators and accomplices” of any gay marriages will be subject to such punishments as three years in prison or a…

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Bakers lose gay marriage cake appeal

October 24, 2016 0 comments

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Bakers who refused to make a pro-gay marriage cake have lost their challenge against a discrimination ruling. In 2014, the owners of Ashers Baking Co, which is based in Newtownabbey near Belfast, Northern Ireland, received an order for cake to feature the phrase “Support Gay Marriage” as well as Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie….

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‘Anti-gay’ baker seeks Supreme Court help

July 31, 2016 1 comment

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An American baker wants the United States Supreme Court to overturn a discrimination ruling against him. In 2012, the Colorado man refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. He had said that same sex marriage was against his religious beliefs as a Christian. The couple then filed a complaint with the state’s…

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Northern Irish bakery guilty of anti-gay discrimination

May 20, 2015 0 comments

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A Northern Irish bakery which refused to make a cake in support of gay marriage has been found guilty of discrimination. Last summer Ashers Baking Co, in Newtownabbey near Belfast, received an order for a cake which would have depicted the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie alongside the logo of gay rights campaign group…

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Italian court overturns recognition of same-sex marriage

September 30, 2014 0 comments

The Italian Court of Appeal has overturned legal recognition of a same-sex marriage. Joseph Chigiotti and Stefano Bucci married in New York in 2012. However, the marriage was not recognised by an official in the city of Grosseto in the central region of Tuscany. In response, the couple sued Grosseto city hall seeking recognition. The…

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Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down

August 4, 2014 0 comments

A Ugandan law which introduced harsh punishments for homosexuality has been struck down by the country’s constitutional court. The widely criticised law was rendered “null and void” on a legal technicality. The speaker of the Ugandan parliament was ruled to have acted illegally when she allowed the bill to come up for a vote with…

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