Via the Associated Press: Greece's new left-wing government has promised to grant same-sex couples legal status, in response to a 2013 international court decision condemning the country for discrimination. Justice Minister NikolaosShow More Summary
Chilean Legislature Approves Bill to Allow Civll Unions to All Couples read more
Rome's City Council approved the establishment of a register for civil unions on Thursday in a vote of 32-10 with one abstention, The Local reports: The long-awaited move was welcomed by (Mayor Ignazio) Marino (pictured) as aligning the Italian capital...
Equality-minded Romans are celebrating an important victory in the march toward equal recognition of same-sex relationships, despite opposition from the Vatican and the national government. read more
Same-sex civil unions are set to become the law in Chile after the Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill passed by the House last week that President Michelle Bachelet (pictured) has said she will sign, the Washington...
Via the Washington Blade: A bill that would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions in Chile on Wednesday received final approval in the South American country’s Congress. The Chilean Senate approved the measure by a 25-6 vote margin with three abstentions. Show More Summary
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"At last Rome has adopted a register of civil unions. It is a long-awaited result which puts our city more and more in the forefront of the rights of individuals and the recognition of emotional ties, stable and durable. Today the capital of Italy gives the signal that, in this city, love is the same for everyone. Show More Summary
A clue about civil unions versus marriage on a Jeopardy! episode this week appears to indicate support for the latter. read more
Joe Jervis (himself working from a Slate story) tips us to this, a mocking answer from a recent edition of the high-minded game show Jeopardy!: Jeopardy! Mocks Civil Unions [J.M.G.] The pointed tone is clear. And it's just an appetizer...
Via Slate: You might not typically think of Jeopardy! as a source of opinion on the hot-button political issues of the day, but on the Jan. 21 edition of the game show, a saucy clue challenged that perception. Under a category called...Show More Summary
The Chilean House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, The Washington Blade reports: “People of the same-sex will have the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the right to be happy,” said...
The European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights is reporting that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has voted to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage
Yesterday Macedonia's legislature overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and made it more difficult to legalize civil unions in the future. The amendment defines that “marriage shall be a life union solelyShow More Summary
Last night Chile's Chamber of Deputies overwhelmingly approved a civil unions bill with a vote of 86-23. Two weeks ago the Chilean Senate approved the bill with a 28-6 vote after which anti-gay protesters had to be forcibly ejected from the gallery. Show More Summary
Here. But it's the civil government, so aren't the unions civil ones?
By a vote of 235-185, Polish lawmakers have rejected placing a civil unions bill on the agenda for the coming legislative session. This is the third consecutive year that such an action was rejected. The 2013 attempt to pass a civil partnerships bill failed to advance by 17 votes.
A south Florida judge on Wednesday granted what is believed to be the state’s first official same-sex divorce to a woman who entered into a civil union in Vermont, her attorney said. The divorce was approved by Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen during a court hearing in Broward County, after he...
Outgoing Governor Mike Beebe says he's willing to consider civil unions, but it's too little, too late. read more
AFER's Matt Baume reports on South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson's continued efforts to stop same-sex marriages in his state, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe hinting at supporting civil unions, Hillary Clinton winning Grindr's "Straight Ally of the Year" Award and...