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Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash That fight for marriage equality goes on. Unfortunately, Supreme Court rulings aren’t the end-all solution in the fight for marriage equality. As we discovered earlier this week with American indigenous people, there are legal exemptions and technicalities that can overrule a Supreme Court Ruling bringing in gay marriage to wide areas and nations like the U.S. Unfortunately, the same can be said for Mexico. According to Fronteras and Rio Salado College’s KJZZ, there are many...

Image via Instagram @repriggleman Virginia Representative Denver Riggleman is dealing with pushback from his political peers after he supported a gay wedding. In July, the Republican representative officiated a same-sex wedding in his district. Riggleman agreed to officiate the wedding because the grooms, Anthony LeCounte and Alex Pisciarino, are former friends and campaign volunteers. “My real belief is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all, but if it is, everybody has to be treated equally before the law,” he...

Photo by Andrew James on Unsplash An American indigenous tribe in South Dakota has become the first one in the state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Oglala Sioux made the announcement earlier this month to triumphant applause. The decision was made by the tribal council, which approved a same-gender marriage ordinance in a vote of 12 to 3 (with one abstention). The new ordinance amends martial and domestic law that has not changed on the Pine Ridge reservation since 1935, according...

Flippo Magnini / Image via Instagram @filomagno82 A former Italian Olympic swimmer is being praised for saving a married gay man from drowning. According to the BBC, 45-year-old Andrea Benedetto recently married his boyfriend in Cagliari, Italy. The two were then celebrating with a beach trip on the island of Sardinia. But disaster struck while on the water. The pair were sitting in an inflatable unicorn when Benedetto fell into the water, which was colder than expected. Even worse, Benedetto was incapable...

While Vaibhav Jain and Parag V. Mehta got married in March, video and footage of the wedding are being shared with the world now. / Image via Instagram @Brut India Vaibhav Jain and Parag V. Mehta had the best day of their lives. And they’re now sharing it with all of us, thanks to Brut India. Back on March 2018, the couple got married in a traditional Indian Wedding… in Texas. The ceremony was attended by friends and family from both...

Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on UnsplashSame-sex marriages are coming to Ecuador. 5 out of 9 judges in the South American country’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of legalizing marriage equality after a long legal battle over the issue. The winning party in the court battle was a group of several couples and LGBTQ rights advocates. According to Deutsche Welle or DW, plaintiff Efraín Soria celebrated the announcement by saying it was, “a joy...

Finlay Wilson (right) and fiance Alan / Image via Twitter @ScottishyogaboyWhile this year’s Capital Pride was ended by rage and fear, the day had its moments of complete acceptance and love. By now, we’ve found out that the panicked stampede of people running away from Capital Pride in Washington D.C. this past weekend was due to a man in an arguing couple waving a BB gun around. But before that chaos caused the...

Hidamari ga kikoeru / Image via Nippon Shuppan Hanbai (Nippan) K.K.Could marriage equality be the next triumph for LGBTQ people in Japan? Japan’s major opposition parties have submitted a bill this past Monday that calls for marriage equality. While the bill will probably be stalled and stopped by the ruling conservative party, the Liberal Democratic Party, this bill sparks a coming change in Japan. Members of the Liberal Democratic Party, who have been...

Image via Facebook @板中學生會Taiwanese students are going viral for making an LGBTQ-inclusive statement. The Asian country became the first in the continent to legalize gay marriage. And while several same-sex couples are jumping the broom, other LGBTQ advocates are jumping on the bandwagon of another issue. Gender identity and expression. Technically, the rise in conversations about gender identity and expression started at the top of the month. While most citizens waited to see...

Hen Yirui (left) and Li Huanwu / Image via FacebookThe grandson of Singapore’s founding father has gotten married. Last Summer, Li Huanwu, a 31-year-old working as a general manager, came out as gay and introduced the world to his lover Heng Yirui. While this doesn’t seem too substantial at first, the moment became world news because of Li Huanwu’s family. Li Huanwu’s grandfather is Lee Kuan Yew. He was the founding prime minister...

Filipino Web Series “Hanging Out” / Image via YoutubeAnother country in Asia might be considering gay unions and marriage equality. Last week, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages. The country’s lawmakers updated national law after the Supreme Court gave them two years to do so through a historic 2017 ruling. Now, the world is wondering which Asian countries will follow Taiwan’s lead. Thailand is already on the journey towards...

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