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Polish Parliament Drops Debate on Extending Civil Unions to Gay Couples

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Lawmakers in Poland have overwhelmingly voted against any discussion on a proposal to provide for civil partnerships

Poland Again Rejects Civil Unions

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

By a vote of 215-146, Polish lawmakers have rejected placing a civil unions bill on the agenda for the coming legislative session. Nearly 100 legislators reportedly abstained or refused to vote. This is the fourth consecutive year that such an action was rejected. Show More Summary

Hong Kong parliament to discuss same-sex unions

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The Hong Kong legislature is set to debate the legalisation of civil unions between gay couples this year, reports Gay Star News. [ more › ]

VICE News Capsule - Friday, May 22

last weekNews : Vice News

Guinea copes with an increase in Ebola cases, Rome's first civil unions, China's success in reducing carbon emissions, and Brazilian scientists propose saffron to fight dengue fever.

Texas Republican Comes Out For Gay Marriage As State House Passes 'Pastor Protection Act'

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The first Republican Texas lawmaker in history has come out in support of same-sex marriage. GOP Rep. Sarah Davis, who represents a Houston-area district and had previously expressed support for civil unions, came out for marriage equality in an interview...

German Catholic Church to Allow Gay Employees to Enter Civil Unions

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Germany's Roman Catholic Church has announced it will no longer automatically fire lay employees who divorce and remarry or enter into a civil union with someone of the same sex, Reunters reports: "The new rule opens the way for decisions...

CYPRUS: Civil Unions Bill Advances

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

Gay Star News reports: The Cypriot Cabinet Wednesday approved a long-awaited civil partnership bill that would allow gay couples to register their relationships and grant them all marriage rights except joint adoption. The legislation will now be sent to parliament, where it will be discussed and put to a vote. Show More Summary

German Catholic Church opens labour law more to divorced and gays

3 weeks agoReligion : FaithWorld

Germany's Roman Catholic Church, an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis, has decided lay Catholic employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs.

Civil Union Bill Signed into Law in Chile

Today, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, signed a civil unions bill into law.

Chilean President Signs Bill Legalizing Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill into law legalizing same-sex civil unions, the Washington Blade reports: “The civil union law is a vindication in the struggle for sexual diversity rights,” said Bachelet during the signing ceremony that took...

CHILE: President Signs Civil Unions Bill

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

Via the Washington Blade: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday signed a bill into law that will allow gays and lesbians in the South American country to enter into civil unions. “The civil union law is a vindication in the struggle...Show More Summary

Italy’s civil unions bill will mean ‘ideological enforcement’ of ‘gender theory’: Bishops

'There will be a time when families with a father, a mother and their children will have to apologize for existing,' observes Bishop Nunzio Galantino.

ITALY: Neo-Nazi Party To Stage Public Burning Of LGBT Children's Books

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

Two days after a civil unions bill advanced in the Italian Senate, tomorrow Italy's neo-Nazi New Front Party will stage a public burning of LGBT children's books in Milan. Local progressives are demanding that city authorities step in...Show More Summary

ITALY: Civil Unions Bill Advances

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

By a vote of 14-8 Italy's Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced a civil unions bill that would also allow gay couples to adopt each others' children and visit each other in the hospital. Outside adoptions by same-sex couples would remain banned. Show More Summary

PERU: Thousands Rally For Civil Unions

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

Thousands of Peruvians rallied in Lima's Plaza San Martin on Saturday following last week's rejection of a civil unions bill by the national legislature.(

European Union Parliament Declares That Same-Sex Marriage Is A Human Right

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

Huge news out of Europe today: The European Parliament on Thursday called on EU member states to recognise civil unions and same-sex marriage as a civil and human right and urged governments and EU institutions to contribute to further discussion in this area. Show More Summary

Peru Civil Unions Debate Marked by Bishop's Antigay Slur Toward Lawmaker

A congressional committed voted down the bill days after a Catholic bishop used the slur toward the gay lawmaker who drafted it. read more

Peruvian Congress Rejects Civil Unions Bill

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Legislation that would have granted same-sex couples in Peru the right to enter into lawful civil unions was rejected Tuesday by the Peruvian Congress' Justice and Human Rights Committee. The bill was sponsored by the country's first out gay congressman...

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