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News & Features : Tag : same-sex

Articles tagged 'same-sex'

Australian Capital Territory first to legalise same-sex marriage

Australian Capital Territory first to legalise same-sex marriage

2013-10-22
The Australian Capital Territory has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise same-sex marriage.
Civil unions bill to be tabled in Thai parliament

Civil unions bill to be tabled in Thai parliament

2013-09-20
The Thai Ministry of Justice announced that it would work with the House of Representatives Committee on Laws, Justice and Human Rights to push draft legislation on civil unions for same-sex couples.
Watch Australian PM Kevin Rudd's fiery response to anti-gay-marriage pastor on TV talkshow

Watch Australian PM Kevin Rudd's fiery response to anti-gay-marriage pastor on TV talkshow

2013-09-03
Just days from the federal elections on September 7, PM Kevin Rudd faced down a Christian pastor, who challenged him on his support for same-sex marriage on a TV talkshow, and argued that a literal interpretation of the Bible would also dictate support for slavery.
Same-sex marriage: The final destination?

Same-sex marriage: The final destination?

2013-08-07
At last count, 14 countries have legalised same-sex marriage. In Asia, the issue is gaining steam in Vietnam and Thailand as its governments are considering legalising same-sex marriage and civil unions respectively. Is this a cause all gay people should get behind? Malaysian gay activist and co-founder of Seksualiti Merdeka Pang Khee Teik writes that while this right should be celebrated, it is not the most important right for LGBTs.
Taiwanese genderqueer couple fight to have marriage reinstated

Taiwanese genderqueer couple fight to have marriage reinstated

2013-07-22
Jiyi Wu (吳芷儀) and Abbygail Wu (吳伊婷), who are both transgender women and describe themselves as a genderqueer couple, are fighting to have their marriage reinstated after the country’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) earlier this year stripped the pair of their legally married status.
Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd now supports marriage equality

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd now supports marriage equality

2013-05-21
Australian former PM Kevin Rudd, who opposed a 2009 amendment (while he was PM) that would have paved the way for marriage equality, wrote on his blog yesterday that he now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
New Zealand becomes first country in Asia-Pacific to legalise same-sex marriage

New Zealand becomes first country in Asia-Pacific to legalise same-sex marriage

2013-04-18
New Zealand has become the first country in the Asia Pacific region and the 13th worldwide to legalise same-sex marriage after its parliament voted 77 to 44 on Wednesday night.
Vietnam's health ministry backs same-sex marriage

Vietnam's health ministry backs same-sex marriage

2013-04-16
As lawmakers in Vietnam consider legalising same-sex marriage, the country's health ministry has reportedly said that it believes same-sex marriage to be a human right and should be allowed by the state.
Uruguay becomes 12th country to legalise same-sex marriage

Uruguay becomes 12th country to legalise same-sex marriage

2013-04-11
Lawmakers in Uruguay on Wednesday voted 71-21 to legalise same-sex marriage, making the South American country the 12th in the world and third in the Americas to do so.
Two US Supreme Court appeals: A backgrounder

Two US Supreme Court appeals: A backgrounder

2013-03-27
Two historic appeals on marriage are being argued in the US Supreme Court this week. One is a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The other is about an amendment to the state constitution in California. Douglas Sanders, Professor Emeritus in Law at Canada’s University of British Columbia and Thailand's Chulalongkorn University, provides a backgrounder to the two cases.

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