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Brussels unveiled new measures on Wednesday intended to toughen its response to backsliding concerning rule of law in some EU countries. The European Union (EU) has clashed with Romania, Poland and Hungary in recent years over alleged breaches. The core measure will be annual reports on the state of the rule of law in each state, which the European Commission says will help identify problems earlier. In a similar vein, it will further develop the EU Justice Scoreboard — a tool measuring...

Russia has been ordered to pay three LGBTQ groups £38,850 for blocking them from becoming legal entities. The groups claim their applications to become legal entities were blocked by the country because their main aim is to promote LGBTQ rights. The three groups in question are Rainbow House, the Movement for Marriage Equality and the Sochi Pride House. The groups had attempted to register from between 2006 and 2011. In the ruling, the court unanimously found that Russia had discriminated against...

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status. Trump dropped the effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census on Thursday following a recent defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, he ordered other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration, to provide relevant...

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement issued with the Department of Justice, said the rule would set a “new bar” for immigrants “by placing further restrictions or limitations...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday said it would take steps to make it more difficult for immigrants arriving on the southern border to seek asylum in the United States, putting the onus on them to ask for shelter in other countries. The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement issued with the Department of Justice, said the interim rule would set a “new bar” for immigrants “by placing further restrictions or limitations on eligibility for aliens...
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Marriage equality has come to the British Overseas Territory via a judge's ruling in favor of a same-sex couple. Marriage equality has come to the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory. The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands ruled on Friday that the government was wrong to have refused a marriage license to Chantelle Day and her partner, Vickie Bodden Bush. Chief Justice Smellie determined the action was discriminatory, saying it violated Cayman’s constitution by interfering with the right to a...
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Late last year, Bermuda became the first country to take away gay marriage after only just legalizing it in the country. That has now set a terrible precedent where a country has taken back the right for same-sex couples to get married. Now, it seems that Taiwan is in a battle of its own to maintain its gay marriage rights. Several religious groups have banned together to start an appeal of the court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the country. Taiwan...
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President Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa says it is not his duty to do anything for LGBTI rights The new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has dashed the hopes of local LGBTI advocates. He has stated that he has little intention of making life easier for LGBTI people in the country. Mnangagwa, 75, recently replaced Robert Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years. The new President took part in an interview with CNN in Davos, Switzerland. The Swiss town is currently playing...
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Last week, we shared the news with you that a historic court ruling in Costa Rica could bring gay marriage to 20 different nations. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights decided in favor of marriage equality while ruling over a petition from two years ago. Cosa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis told one source: “The Western Hemisphere is rejoicing over the ruling in a marriage equality case out of Costa Rica. Not only is the ruling binding for the Central American country,...
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A Canberra couple who vowed to divorce if same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia have backed down on their promise. In 2015 Nick and Sarah Jensen said they would not want to be associated with any new definition of marriage if the law changed. “My wife and I just celebrated our 10-year anniversary. But later this year, we may be getting a divorce,” Mr Jensen wrote for Canberra’s City News. “The decision to divorce is not one we’ve taken lightly. And certainly,...
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With the recent & very exciting news that the people of Australia voted yes for same-sex marriage, it's important for the LGBTQ community and its supporters to truly see how far we have come in this epic battle for our legal rights. Over 25 countries have legalized same-sex marriage so far, with Australia hopefully being the next one on that list. This includes The United States, Columbia, Malta, Argentina and so much more, with the list hopefully expanding over the...
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John Challis and Arthur Cheeseman have been together since 1967. John Challis and Arthur Cheeseman have been together since 1967 and now they are finally planning their wedding. After Australians voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a national postal survey, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told same-sex couples that they can start their wedding preparations as he hopes to pass a marriage equality bill by the end of the year. Challis, 89, and Cheeseman, 85, told The Telegraph that the historic...
australia

Close to eight million Australians voted "yes" in a postal survey that asked if laws should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry. And now, to honor the voice of the people, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the government will aim to pass the legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry before the end of the year. He said: “The Australian people have spoken, and they have voted overwhelmingly ‘yes’ for marriage equality. They voted yes for fairness,...
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The debate for same-sex marriage in Australia has created one the greatest divisions in their history. For a country that many feel is open-minded and progressive, it is surprising to know that same-sex marriage is not already law of the land. With Australia’s same-sex marriage survey closing on November 7th, many have taken to different campaigns urging voters to help in the passing of this law. Results from the survey are due on November 15th when we will know if...

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The 2018 Oscars race has begun. The trailer for the gay conversion drama, Boy Erased, is finally here, and grab some tissues because it is...

Terrell Joseph and Jarius Goudeau have gone through a rollercoaster ride as they tried to become parents. Terrell (above, left) had grown up around children...