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Civil suit in long-running same-sex custody case to proceed

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 »

A Mother-Daughter Outing

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

Fascists Host Mock Funeral To Protest Civil Union In Italy

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Demonstrators said the union represented the "end of Italian civilization."

Bill aimed at blocking forced marriages advances

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 »

Gay men increasingly turn to surrogates to have babies

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 unions to be automatically recognised in ACT

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

Vatican Condemns Catholic Radio Station After Priest Blames Earthquake on Gay Civil Unions

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.

Italian Priest Blames Earthquake On Gay Civil Unions

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

He called such unions an “offense to the family and the dignity of marriage."

Italian Priest Blames Deadly, Record-Breaking Earthquakes on Gay Civil Unions 

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

ITALY: The Vatican Condemns Catholic Radio Station For Blaming Earthquakes On Same-Sex Civil Unions

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

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

Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

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

Vatican Denounces Right-Wing Catholic Radio Host for Blaming Italian Earthquakes on Gay Sin

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

Two Former Nuns Celebrate Their Love For Each Other In Italy

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

2 Nuns Fall in Love, Leave Church, Get Hitched

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,...

Pope Applauds Mexico’s Anti-Gay Hate Rally

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

The Associated Press reports: After having remained quiet while Italy debated civil unions for same-sex couples in May, on Sunday Pope Francis expressed support for the Mexican bishops in their efforts to support the “family and life” amid a burgeoning national debate over gay marriage. Show More Summary

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet Will Send Same-Sex Marriage Bill to Congress in 2017 – VIDEO

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has said she intends to send a bill legalizing same-sex marriage to Congress in the first half of 2017. Same-sex civil unions became legal in Chile last October. RELATED: Chilean President Signs Bill...Show More Summary

WATCH: Mayor Officiates Rome’s First Ever Same-Sex Civil Union

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi officiated the first ever same-sex civil union to take place there, three months after a law recognizing them came into effect. Italy became the last European Union member to accept such unions. Luca de Sario, 30, and Francisco Raffaele Villarusso, 43, were initially planning on having their ceremony in Spain. Related: Italy’s [...]

Rome’s First Same-Sex Civil Union Officiated By Mayor

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

A gay couple became the first in Rome to enter into a civil union over the weekend after Italy voted to legalize same-sex civil unions earlier this year.

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