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# various voices
'Music levels the playing field between gay and straight people'
The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is one of 50 choirs in Dublin for the Various Voices festival this weekend.
# Equality
New mayor of South Dublin says he's proud to be 'an openly LGBT mayor'
Fintan Warfield said he wants to be a beacon of hope for those in the community who feel invisible.
Voices
Column: 'Traditional' marriage? It hasn't always been between a man and a woman
Many opponents of marriage equality espouse the values of ‘tradition’ and believe sanctioned unions have always been between a man and a woman … but that’s not true, writes Peter Ferguson.
Voices
Column: Are you frustrated by the number of 'gay' stories in the media? Then read on ...
Do you view the issue of gay rights as being mundane? Are you annoyed by the ‘hype’ over homophobic bullying and marriage equality? Then these are the facts you need to know, writes Christine Allen.
# not homophobic
59% in new poll think you're not homophobic if you oppose gay marriage
Opinions on whether or not same-sex couples should be allowed to marry remain unchanged since the last poll.
# Marriage equality
Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
Virginia has become the first state in the south of the US to overturn a public prohibition of same-sex marriage.
# Original
Martin: There's a danger marriage will lose originality if gay marriage allowed
Despite his own views, the Archbishop of Dublin said debates on issues like this should be carried out “in a mature way”.
# Debate
David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments
Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.
# Marriage equality
Scotland becomes latest country to legalise same-sex marriage
This means that marriage equality will soon be in place across Great Britain.
# Equality
"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more" - EU votes to protect LGBTI rights
The EU parliament has proposed a plan to fight discrimination but member states’ laws will be respected.
Voices
Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill
The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?
# Gay Marriage
Taoiseach on same-sex marriage: 'I wouldn’t have the same opinion as the Tánaiste'
Enda Kenny will campaign for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, but does not agree with Eamon Gilmore’s assessment that it is the “civil rights issue of this generation”.
# court battle
Gay marriage was legal in Utah for the weekend but a ban could return today
A statewide ban was ruled illegal but conservatives in favour of it are not giving in.
# Marriage equality
Alan Shatter: Same-sex marriage referendum is not a vote about parenting
“The intended referendum is about one thing only: the question of who is permitted to marry in the eyes of the State”.
Voices
Column: We can achieve equality for all families in just three steps
Family and social life has changed radically since our Constitution was published in 1937, resulting in many Irish families today being effectively ignored by society. But that can all change, writes Karen Kiernan.
# Sex change
Washington Post writer gives some useful advice to homophobic parent
Boom, roasted.
Voices
Column: Let's see a vigorous, successful campaign for marriage equality
Ireland’s mainstream parties should now work together to guarantee equal rights and equal opportunities to all Irish citizens, regardless of sexuality, writes Mark Beegan.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Government to make same-sex marriage decision next week
The Government will decide whether a referendum should be held after the Constitutional Convention recommended a change in the law.
# LGBT Rights
Dublin business owner in storm over gay cake-topper row
Paul Barnes has said his store, Daintree Paper, “does not stock any merchandise that promotes same-sex marriage”.
# US politics
New Jersey politicians will appeal judge's ruling enforcing gay marriages
Governor Chris Christie is caught between his state’s liberal leanings and his ambitions to win the Republican nomination for president in 2016
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# March for Marriage
Thousands turn out at marriage equality march in Dublin
The organisers of the event said they will also be highlighting human rights issues faced by LGBT people in Russia.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about the four Irish people detained in Cairo, arrests at Eminem’s Slane gig, and Clare getting through to the All Ireland hurling final.
Voices
Column: If I die, what will become of my partner and children?
Marriage equality isn’t about weddings, romance or confetti: it’s about human rights and familial security, writes Alan Flanagan.
# aengus forever
Here's why Aengus MacGrianna is now our favourite newsreader ever
Move over Anne Doyle, apologies Brian Dobson.
# i do
There were 429 civil partnerships in the state last year
Of these, 263 couples were male and 166 were female as GLEN describes the couples as “pioneers”.
Voices
Column: In a same-sex relationship with an American citizen? Here's what you should know
Irish citizens in same-sex relationships with US citizens or green card holders have new US immigration rights. Here’s what you should know about the changes, writes Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella
# ice cream dream
Enda Kenny, Bressie and George Hook get their own ice cream flavour
Talk about an achievement.
# Civil Rights
US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down
The founder of the controversial Exodus International, dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer, said the organisation had been part of “a system of ignorance” that generated more hurt than help.
# Gay Marriage
Cameron faces dissent in the ranks over gay marriage bill
Large sections of the British Prime Minister’s Conservative party are fiercely opposed to the idea.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend
A transsexual woman has won a groundbreaking court appeal in Hong Kong – allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing a re-write of the city’s marriage laws.
# Marriage equality
The 14 countries that allow gay marriage
This month, New Zealand, Uruguay and France have legalised same-sex marriage. They follow the path trod by 10 other countries.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added bands that don't exist
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Same-Sex Marriage
France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on
The bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be comfortably carried, which will make France the 14th country in the world to legalise marriage equality.
# constitutional convention
Constitutional Convention to vote on same-sex marriage today
The convention has been meeting this weekend to discuss the issue of same-sex marriage.
Voices
Column: I'm a devoted father, I'm engaged and I'm a gay man - I should be able to marry
When the question “why are you getting married?” is put to any couple, gay or straight, the answer is the same: “because we love each other,” writes Christian Daly, who says time for marriage equality is now upon us.
# Gay Marriage
Homophobic assaults surge in France amid gay marriage debate
Senators and members of parliament who support the bill have also been targeted.
# Marriage equality
US Supreme Court tackles law on benefits for same-sex marriage couples
83-year-old Edith Windsor was ordered to pay federal inheritance taxes of $363,000 following the 2009 death of Thea Spyer, her partner of more than 40 years.
# Equality
Video: Hillary Clinton says she supports same-sex marriage
Clinton had previously said that she supported civil unions rather than marriage.