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I'll Take 'Marriage Equality' for $800, Alex

A clue about civil unions versus marriage on a Jeopardy! episode this week appears to indicate support for the latter. read more

Derisively remembering when full equality was in 'Jeopardy!'

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

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...

Jeopardy! Mocks Civil Unions

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Chilean House of Representatives Approves Civil Unions Bill

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Macedonian Parliament Votes To Ban Same-Sex Marriage And Civil Unions

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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

Macedonia Bans Same-Sex Marriage

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

CHILE: Civil Unions Near Final Hurdle

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

What gay rights advocates reject civil unions.

Here. But it's the civil government, so aren't the unions civil ones?

Poland Rejects Civil Unions

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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.

Florida judge grants petition for state’s first same-sex divorce

last monthNews : The Raw Story

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...

WATCH: Arkansas Governor Seeks Flimsy Marriage Compromise

Outgoing Governor Mike Beebe says he's willing to consider civil unions, but it's too little, too late. read more

Gay Marriage News Watch: SC, AR, Hillary Clinton - VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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...

Why straight couples are fighting for the right to have civil unions

Credits: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Gett Alt Text: British couple Campaigners say the law is discriminatory but PM says lifting the ban would 'undermine the sanctity of marriage'? Briefing Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:43pm A British couple...Show More Summary

Sir Richard Bishop unveils Tangier Sessions, paves the way for civil unions between man and guitar

For those of you planning on forgetting Valentine’s Day, there’s a perfect belated gift for your significant other: SIr Richard Bishop’s upcoming Tangier Sessions. Out February 17, the album is a solo acoustic improvisation entirely written on a 19th-century guitar that Bishop dug up while living in Geneva. Show More Summary

Vatican seeks a more ‘welcoming home’ for LGBT people, but clings to old doctrines

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Is this the modern family according to Francis? From gay relationships to extramarital sex, from divorce and remarriage to civil unions, the Roman Catholic church has signalled it is ready to adopt what some see as a markedly more conciliatory tone towards those in “irregular” familial setups....

Vatican interim report suggests shift in attitude toward gays

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Cardinals and bishops summoned by Pope Francis to the Vatican to discuss the modern family have said that homosexuals should be welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church and that heterosexual civil unions have “positive” aspects.

A Baltic Breakthrough For Gay Rights

I just promulgated, i.e. signed, the Civil Partnership Law. — toomas hendrik ilves (@IlvesToomas) October 9, 2014 Yesterday, Estonia’s parliament passed a law recognizing same-sex civil unions and allowing gay couples to adopt each other’s...Show More Summary

Chilean Senate Votes In Support of LGBT Civil Unions

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

After hours of heated debate the Chilean Senate voted in favor of legalizing same sex unions throughout the entire country. Though the approved bill does not, technically, make same-sex marriage possible, provisions within the law seek to put gay unions...

Estonia Becomes First Ex-Soviet Nation to Recognize Gay Patnerships

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Estonia lawmakers have voted 40-38 to approve a partnership act that recognizes the civil unions of same-sex couples, the Associated Press reports: The new law will gives those in civil unions — heterosexual or gay — almost the same rights...

ESTONIA: Civil Unions Approved

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Estonia today became the first former Soviet republic to approve a civil unions bill. The vote was very close. Via the Associated Press: In a 40-38 vote, lawmakers voted Thursday in favor of a civil partnership act that recognizes the civil unions of all couples regardless of gender. Show More Summary

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