Today, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, signed a civil unions bill into law.
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...
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
'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.
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
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
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.(
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
A congressional committed voted down the bill days after a Catholic bishop used the slur toward the gay lawmaker who drafted it. read more
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...
Translation: "Civil unions: rejected. It's a shame to see how homophobia takes power in Congress. Let's show our outrage on the streets! Everyone to Plaza San Martin now!"
The Peruvian Congress is about to vote on civil unions, prompting Archbishop Luis Barbaren to call the bill's chief proponent a "faggot." Barbaren: "He said he's gay, but gay is not a Peruvian word - the word is maricon (faggot)." Barbaren's words came at a ceremony held today to honor the Catholic victims of the terrorist group Shining Path.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (pictured) is perhaps best known in his home state of Kansas for being buddies with the Family Research Council and for working tirelessly to block gay marriage and civil unions as well as other protections for LGBT people. For instance, when the Supreme Court struck down DOMA in June 2013, Huelskamp accused the justices of […]
Just last month the Chilean Congress issued its final approval for civil unions. And yesterday the government reached an agreement to formally drop its opposition to a pending same-sex marriage lawsuit. Michael Lavers reports at theShow More Summary
Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages.
TPM: Barack Obama was "bullshitting" his opposition to gay marriage and support for civil unions during his 2008 presidential campaign, according to a new book authored by former senior White House adviser David Axelrod. Time magazine...Show More Summary
DAVID AXELROD: Obama Misled On Gay Marriage For Political Reasons. “Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages. Axelrod also admits to counseling Obama to conceal that position for political reasons.” It’s liars all […]
Via the Associated Press: Greece's new left-wing government has promised to grant same-sex couples legal status, in response to a 2013 international court decision condemning the country for discrimination. Justice Minister NikolaosShow More Summary
Chilean Legislature Approves Bill to Allow Civll Unions to All Couples read more
Rome's City Council approved the establishment of a register for civil unions on Thursday in a vote of 32-10 with one abstention, The Local reports: The long-awaited move was welcomed by (Mayor Ignazio) Marino (pictured) as aligning the Italian capital...