Japan is the only G7 nation that does not recognize same-sex marriage or civil unions. With the 2020 Olympics looming – and international pressure mounting – five openly LGBT politicians have formed a group to promote issues from the loca… Read The post LGBT Politicians in Japan Seek to Promote Awareness, Secure Rights appeared first on Towleroad.
The legislation was backed by 393 lawmakers, while 226 voted against and four abstained. Same-sex couples in Germany were previously permitted to form civil unions but they were not allowed to marry.
Archbishop Scicluna openly dissents from Catholic teaching on homosexuality.
Deutsche Welle reports: The 17th annual ‘Equality Parade’ took place as Poland’s conservative government continues to oppose civil unions for same-sex couples. Organizers put the number at 50,000, while the police said 13,000 attended the parade, with 40 foreign embassies, including those of France and the US, expressing their support. Show More Summary
Here. I scarequoted "religious" because it could include atheist societies.
A lawsuit filed by a Vermont woman whose former civil union partner fled the country with their child rather than share custody is being allowed to proceed because one of … Click to Continue »
Credit: Libby Segal I came out to my family at 25 years old. It was 2014, and while the country had made great progress in acceptance in terms of recognizing civil unions, putting more LGBTQ figures on television, and passing pro-gay laws, coming out was still a weighty experience. Show More Summary
Demonstrators said the union represented the "end of Italian civilization."
A bill aimed at blocking forced marriages is advancing in the New Jersey Senate. A committee on Monday approved the measure which bars issuing marriage or civil union licenses to … Click to Continue »
Cliff Hastings and Ron Hoppe-Hastings sailed through the vows at their 2011 civil union ceremony, until they got to the part about entering into fatherhood together. "We cried our eyes out," says Hastings, 41. The topic of parenthood was emotional for them, he says — they both really wanted kids...
Same-sex marriages and other same-sex relationships with formal recognition in other jurisdictions will be automatically recognised in the ACT as a Civil Union under new laws introduced by Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay today. The ACT...Show More Summary
Last week, after an earthquake hit Italy leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless, Father Giovanni Cavalcoli went on conservative Catholic station Radio Maria with an explanation for why it happened: The Gays.
He called such unions an “offense to the family and the dignity of marriage."
Just when you thought the Catholic church was finally softening its hardline stance against homosexuality, one Italian priest had to go and blow it for everyone, blaming gay civil unions for a series of catastrophic earthquakes that killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands more. Classy. Read more...
The BBC reports: The Vatican has condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station after a broadcast said the recent earthquakes in Italy were “God’s punishment” for gay civil unions. The remarks, made on the station Radio Maria, were “offensive and scandalous”, the Vatican said. Show More Summary
An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were "divine punishment" for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath. Father Giovanni Cavalcoli,...Show More Summary
The Vatican denounced a right-wing Catholic radio station on Friday for blaming the recent earthquakes in Italy on the country’s passage of civil unions for gay couples. In a statement on its website, the station, Radio Maria, said it had suspe… Read The post Vatican Denounces Right-Wing Catholic Radio Host for Blaming Italian Earthquakes on Gay Sin appeared first on Towleroad.
Faith brought them together, but love gave them the courage to stay together. Two 44-year-old former nuns tied the knot during a civil union ceremony in Italy on Wednesday, in defiance of the Roman Catholic Church’s long-held opposition...Show More Summary
Two former nuns were joined in a civil union in Italy on Wednesday in a ceremony coming only four months after the heavily Catholic country approved same-sex partnerships. Identified only as Isabel and Federica, they met three years ago doing charitable work with drug addicts and gradually fell in love,...
"God wants people happy."