Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Lawmakers pressured over the past two years by LGBT groups as well as church organizations opposed to same-sex marriage will choose between bills that broadly legalize the unions and give couples many of the tax, insurance and child custody benefits available to male-female married couples. If the legal changes are approved, Taiwan would become the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law supporting same-sex marriage.
France: Traditional-marriage defenders in France have surprisingly been joined by a new group of protesters. Now, as many as a million of those French citizens have marched in Paris and at French embassies around the world, against proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in their nation. But perhaps the most surprising aspect to the campaign for traditional marriage is the presence of homosexuals themselves, who have now joined pro-family leaders in their efforts against gay-marriage.
The demonstrators demanded the nullification of Constitutional Court ruling calling for the redefinition of marriage. Tens of thousands took to the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 22 in support of life, marriage, conscience protections, and parental rights. The demonstrators demanded the nullification of a ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador which opens the door to redefining marriage.
British parliament overwhelmingly passed amendements on July 9 for marriage equality and abortion rights in Northern Ireland, one of the last remaining European territories holding out against abortion and same-sex marriage. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is not allowed. Homosexuality was only decriminalised in Northern Ireland in
The demonstrations — from a sun-splashed throng in San Francisco to a chilly crowd in Minneapolis — came 11 days after California voters narrowly passed a ballot measure, Proposition 8, that outlawed previously legal same-sex ceremonies in the state. On Saturday, speakers painted the fight over Proposition 8 as another test of a movement that began with the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York insurvived the emergence of the AIDS crisis in the s, and has since made enormous strides in societal acceptance, whether in television shows or in antidiscrimination laws. Weiner of Brooklyn.
And it doesn't stop there. InTrump's second-hand man signed a "religious freedom" law as governor of Indiana that gave permission to businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. During his short time in office, Trump has already come close to implementing a similar executive order, but he was forced to back down after a series of humiliating defeats on other issues and pressure from LGBTQ organizations.
The history of same-sex marriage in the United States dates from the early s, when the first lawsuits seeking legal recognition of same-sex relationships brought the question of civil marriage rights and benefits for same-sex couples to public attention though they proved unsuccessful. Miike that suggested the possibility that the state's prohibition might be unconstitutional. That decision was met by actions at both the federal and state level to restrict marriage to male-female couples, notably the enactment at the federal level of the Defense of Marriage Act.
That proposed language in support of same-sex marriage drew protests from evangelical churches and citizens in months of public meetings on the new constitution. State media said that Cubans had madecomments on Article 68, with the majority asking to eliminate it. The new constitution, known as the Magna Carta — which also recognises private property for the first time since the Cold War — will be put to a referendum later this year.
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CNN Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. On May 17th, in TaiwanLoveWon. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.