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They may be gay, they may have only recently married after two and a half years together and they may be one of the first gay married couples to appear on an Australian television reality show since the same-sex marriage plebiscite and Marriage Act law change in 2017, but for Tim and Rod, they just

Two Anglican priests will become the first same-sex couple to be married and blessed by the church in Australia next week. Retired Archdeacon Emeritus Dr John Davis and Fr Robert Whalley addressed their local Diocese on Saturday, after a 20-year relationship, and set forth plans to marry next week, in the hope that the church

Lawmakers in Tennessee just struck a low blow to marriage equality by banning anyone ordained online from officiating weddings. As of July 1, only priests, rabbis, ministers, people designated through a temple or church, and public officials can perform weddings, courtesy of a totally unnecessary new law. Critics of the law claim that it will unjustly affect LGBTQ couples who, by and large, have their weddings performed by friends and family members and outside churches in the state. By prohibiting online ordination...

Seoul, capital of South Korea, held the only Korean Pride Parade until 2009. The first South Korean Pride took place in 2000, and 50 people attended. The queer community in South Korea still faces legal discrimination. Laws and human rights surrounding the LGBTQ community are confusing, to say the least. Although same-sex relationships are legal, same-sex marriages are not recognized as a form of legal partnership. The Military Criminal Act identifies same-sex relationships as a form of sexual harassment, and those found...

Jonathan Parker, image via the Ada County Sheriff’s OfficeJonathan Parker, the former Idaho Republican Party chairman, was arrested late last week for masturbating in front of his ex-wife’s apartment while wearing a wig (not that wearing a wig is illegal). During his tenure, he helped keep homophobic Republicans in power, perpetuating the lie that LGBTQ people are immoral. The Idaho Statesman reports Boise police arrested Parker on a first-degree felony stalking charge because his ex-wife has a restraining order on him...

Alabama’s on a roll. First it was abortion. Then it was gay rat weddings. Now, state lawmakers have moved on to marriage licenses. Both houses of Alabama’s legislature have approved a bill that replaces “marriage licenses” with “marriage certificates.” The purpose? To satisfy homophobic county probate judges who are morally opposed to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Right now, when a couple wants to get married, a county probate judge must issue them a marriage license. Under the new law, the judge will only have...

Passage makes Taiwan the first nation in Asia with same-sex marriage.Roughly two years ago, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry and gave parliament two years to amend or enact new marriage laws.The legislation goes into effect on May 24.Conservatives campaigned against passage. Last year, a majority (67%) of voters rejected same-sex marriage.Lawmakers considered three bills. Two favored by conservatives would extend civil unions to same-sex couples, rather than marriage.While lawmakers approved a bill that...

In its race to be the most draconian, antiquated state in the union, Alabama Public Television refused this week to air an episode of the beloved PBS children’s show Arthur because it depicts the title character’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marrying another male. “Parents have trusted Alabama Public Television for more than 50 years to provide children’s programs that entertain, educate, and inspire,” Mike McKenzie, a spokesperson for APT, said in a statement. “Parents trust that their children can watch APT without their supervision. We...
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Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. In the episode, which aired nationwide May 13, Arthur and his friends attend their beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn’s nuptials to his partner. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show a re-run. Mckenzie said...
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We love allies A day after Taiwan’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, two gay couples and one straight couple held a joint wedding on Saturday (18 May). The social media stars organized the ceremony in support of same-sex marriage and promote gender equality. Leading LGBTI activists, including veteran LGBT rights activist Chi Chia-wei and coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan Jennifer Lu attended. Taiwan’s parliament on Friday (17 May) became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The president is expected...
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The Belfast rally was led by the same-sex partner of slain journalist and LGBTQ advocate Lyra McKee. Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status. Attempts to legislate for same-sex marriage have been blocked by the Democratic Unionist Party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May, despite opinion polls in recent years showing most in...
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In a groundbreaking vote, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17th. The decision comes two years after Taiwan passed the constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry reports BBC. The ruling comes just a week before the deadline to make a decision on May 24th. Thousands gathered in Taipei anxiously awaiting the ruling. https://twitter.com/silvashih/status/1129248091863863297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129248091863863297&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Fbreaking-taiwan-becomes-first-asian-country-to-legalize-gay-marriage%2F Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen tweeted early on Friday: Good morning #Taiwan. Today, we have a chance to make history & show the...
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Last year, the country backtracked on a plan to legalize same-sex marriage The Cuban government has cancelled its LGBTQ Pride event, the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which was to see participants taking to the streets in Havana on May 11, and the city of Camagüey on May 17. The government has framed the cancellation as merely an “adjustment” to the planned activities marking the occasion, the rest of which will still take place as scheduled, and include...
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A 2017 court ruling means same-sex marriages will automatically become legal on 24 May At least 157 couples in Taiwan plan to wed on the first day same-sex marriage will be legal in Taiwan next month, according to a local rights organization. Same-sex marriage will automatically become legal in Taiwan on 24 May according to a Constitutional Court ruling in 2017. But, parliament plans to pass a bill to legislate the ruling ahead of the deadline. The government said last week it would...

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