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Italy's Government to Begin Consideration of Gay Civil Unions in September

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Italy's government will begin debate on civil unions in September, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Tuesday, according to The Local: Renzi was quoted in La Repubblica on Tuesday saying “gay rights will be the same as those for married...

Love in Copenhagen: 25 Years of Same-Sex Civil Unions

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out Traveler G.P.S.

Michael and Mark meet Ivan and Ove, one of the first gay couples to obtain a civil union in Denmark. read more

Mayor of Rome Promises Civil Union Registry, Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Performed Abroad

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At the 20th anniversary of the first Rome Gay Parade over the weekend, Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino [pictured above with green, red, and white sash] promised the approval of a Civil Union Register for same-sex couples and registration of...

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest In Peace With Partners

Military couples in domestic partnerships or civil unions will soon get at least one benefit that married couples can access. read more

Homosexual Assylum Seekers from The Maldives Face Prosecution Upon Return

Same-sex relationships, civil unions, or domestic partnerships are illegal in the Maldives under Sharia law and there are several cases of prosecution against persons of same-sex orientation. Ibrahim Muaz, a spokesman at the President’s Office recently said that Maldivians seeking asylum abroad on grounds of religion or sexuality can be...

Are Domestic Partnerships A Way For Heterosexual Couples To Avoid The Marriage Tax Penalty?

In their zeal to provide a legal alternative to banned marriage for same-sex couples, some states may have created a new tax shelter for heterosexual couples. By choosing domestic partnership or civil union over marriage, opposite-sex couples are able to avoid paying a federal income tax marriage penalty, just as same-sex couples can. Show More Summary

News: Ecstasy, Sinead O'Connor, Illinois, Hillary Clinton

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hillary Clinton to do CNN town hall. 120 gay Illinois couples converted civil unions to marriages on Monday. Sinead O'Connor goes glam for new album. Oregon United for Marriage holds off on dropping ballot measure until hearing from Supreme Court...

Gay marriage legal across Illinois

When Shannon and Michele Fagiano convert their civil union into a marriage license Monday - the first business day that Illinois' same-sex marriage law is in effect - little will change in their lives, the couple said. They've been together...Show More Summary

Grassroots protest petition and letters halt Estonian homosexual civil unions bill

by Hilary White TALLINN, May 27, 2014 ( – A small group of family campaigners has for the moment turned back an internationally-backed effort to create “civil union” legislation in Estonia. In a surprising turnaround, within 24 hours of the launch of a petition the bill has been withdrawn…

Brazilian Bishop Becomes First National Church Leader to Support Civil Unions for Gay Couples

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The secretary general of the National Confederation of Brazilian Bishops has endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples, becoming the first national church leader to do so since Pope Francis suggested back in March that the Catholic Church might consider supporting...

Congressman Carlos Bruce, Peru’s Civil Unions Champion, Comes Out

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Congratulations and welcome out to Peruvian Congressman Carlos Bruce, the first member of Peru’s Congress to ever serve as an openly gay man. In fact, he’s the first openly gay elected official serving at any national level in Peru. It’s not a huge surprise: Bruce has a long history of fighting for equality on behalf of the country’s […]

Sponsor of Peru's Civil Union Bill Becomes Country's First Out Gay Congressman: 'I am Proud'

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Congressman Carlos Bruce came out of the closet in an interview with Peruvian newspaper El Comercio on Sunday, saying, “Yes, I am gay and I am proud to belong to this group of people who are so valuable to Perú."...

John Oliver Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage Equality With Gay Nintendo

11 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

10 years ago this May, Massachusetts broke ground as the first state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage. Since then, 16 states have followed suit and additional handful of states now offer civil unions or domestic partnerships for same sex couples. We're making progress, but there's still a long way to go. Read more...

Italian town votes to allow gay ‘civil unions’ despite no law allowing it

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, May 12, 2014 ( – The municipal authorities of the city of Crotone in the far south of Italy have voted to allow resident same-sex partners to register as “civil unions,” despite the fact that there is no provision in Italian law for such recognition. Opponents…

Ga. Democrats shamefully stuck on civil unions

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q Atlanta

When even a Republican running for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat backs gay marriage, you'd think it would be a no-brainer for Democrats to support marriage equality. Yet, three of four candidates don't.

WATCH: Maltese Celebrate Civil Unions, Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Members of Parliament in the island nation of Malta approved legislation Monday granting same-sex couples the right to enter into a civil union and adopt children together. Featured Image: read more

Malta's Palace Square Explodes with Joy After Passage of Gay Civil Unions Law: VIDEO

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Heavily Catholic Malta passed an historic bill on Monday night legalizing gay civil unions. The Times of Malta reports: There was an explosion of cheers in Palace Square as the vote was taken - 37 in favour and 30 abstentions....

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions as bill passes 37-0

by Hilary White VALLETTA, April 15, 2014 ( – In a vote of 37 to 0, the Parliament of Malta yesterday passed a measure to allow same-sex partners to contract legal civil unions, with similar rights and responsibilities to natural marriage. Despite strong public opposition to the idea, the bill…

Malta Expected to Pass Gay Civil Union Legislation Today

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Malta's parliament is expected to pass civil union legislation today, Europe Online reports: Efforts to pass the legislation, which has stirred a controversy in recent weeks, see Malta‘s Labour government delivering on a key electoral pledge. The opposition Nationalist Party...

Malta To Legalize Civil Unions

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Malta Today: Today history will be written in Malta, when Parliament is expected to legalise civil unions. Same-sex couples will have the same rights and obligations as married persons of the opposite sex, including the possibility to adopt children. Show More Summary

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