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#Same-Sex Marriage

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court
# New Precedent
# New Precedent

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court

Mar 17th 2021, 7:46 AM 13,315 Views 11 Comments

The country’s refusal to issue spouse visas to partners of same-sex couples legally married overseas has been a growing problem.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 7 December, 2020

First same-sex couples in civil partnerships marry in Northern Ireland
# Belfast
# Belfast

First same-sex couples in civil partnerships marry in Northern Ireland

Dec 7th 2020, 11:38 AM 18,240 Views 31 Comments

Couples in more than 1,300 same-sex civil partnerships are now allowed to tie the knot.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland
# Equality
# Equality

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland

Updated Feb 11th 2020, 4:33 PM 76,136 Views 53 Comments

“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Jan 21st 2020, 8:48 AM 11,079 Views 29 Comments

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 13 January, 2020

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North
# Tie The Knot
# Tie The Knot

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North

Jan 13th 2020, 9:58 AM 23,554 Views 26 Comments

The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 15 December, 2019

US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure

Dec 15th 2019, 2:30 PM 31,032 Views 44 Comments

The controversy from the ads was a distraction, a spokeswoman for the channel said.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
# Change
# Change

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Oct 22nd 2019, 7:58 AM 39,810 Views 87 Comments

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

Oct 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 20,406 Views 26 Comments

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 21 October, 2019

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
# Equality
# Equality

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

Oct 21st 2019, 2:32 PM 20,452 Views 68 Comments

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?
# NI Assembly
# NI Assembly

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Oct 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 15,431 Views 7 Comments

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?
# Explainer
# Explainer

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

Jul 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,008 Views 41 Comments

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October
# Westminster
# Westminster

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Jul 9th 2019, 5:48 PM 49,285 Views 92 Comments

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 17 May, 2019

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage
# Equality
# Equality

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage

May 17th 2019, 10:07 AM 9,478 Views 27 Comments

Debate is ongoing over what, if any, provisions will be made for same-sex couples to adopt.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says
# Marriage
# Marriage

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

Dec 19th 2018, 7:36 AM 15,957 Views 24 Comments

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

Sep 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 22,001 Views 41 Comments

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case
# Ruling
# Ruling

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case

Jun 5th 2018, 3:53 PM 10,273 Views 21 Comments

The ruling means same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 14 May, 2018

Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland
# John Bishop
From The Daily Edge
# John Bishop

Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland

May 14th 2018, 1:52 PM 3,299 Views 0 Comments

Bishop recently paid a visit to Northern Ireland and learned “a real lesson”.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
# Rise In Humanism
# Rise In Humanism

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

Mar 29th 2018, 5:31 PM 20,554 Views 97 Comments

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

Mar 28th 2018, 7:53 AM 11,909 Views 110 Comments

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Mar 28th 2018, 7:28 AM 25,300 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 9 February, 2018

Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage
# Changing Minds
# Changing Minds

Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage

Feb 9th 2018, 9:06 AM 22,654 Views 87 Comments

Theresa May has said she is “seriously disappointed” in the decision from the British overseas territory.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia

Jan 9th 2018, 4:42 PM 16,858 Views 33 Comments

Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote

Dec 7th 2017, 8:02 AM 12,964 Views 108 Comments

Only a handful of politicians voted against the law change.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 4 December, 2017

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives
# It's A Yes
# It's A Yes

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Dec 4th 2017, 12:53 PM 14,327 Views 33 Comments

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage
# Equality
# Equality

'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

Nov 15th 2017, 8:39 AM 8,806 Views 77 Comments

61% of Australians have voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

Oct 10th 2017, 10:55 PM 52,919 Views 38 Comments

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

# same-sex-marriage - Friday 22 September, 2017

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail
# Tony Abbott
# Tony Abbott

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Sep 22nd 2017, 8:28 AM 17,426 Views 0 Comments

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage
# Testing Times
From The42
# Testing Times

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Sep 13th 2017, 9:35 AM 14,226 Views 51 Comments

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
# Explainer
# Explainer

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

Sep 12th 2017, 10:32 AM 21,435 Views 98 Comments

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

Aug 17th 2017, 4:42 PM 17,816 Views 56 Comments

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 14 August, 2017

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'
# C'mon Now
From The Daily Edge
# C'mon Now

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'

Aug 14th 2017, 9:00 AM 6,631 Views 8 Comments

It really raises the question of whether same-sex marriage referendums are ethical.

# same-sex-marriage - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage
# Equality
# Equality

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

Aug 5th 2017, 3:05 PM 12,987 Views 123 Comments

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

# same-sex-marriage - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Jul 13th 2017, 6:54 AM 10,335 Views 125 Comments

Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released
# DUP
# DUP

Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released

Jun 21st 2017, 12:45 PM 42,452 Views 69 Comments

Last week Foster said she had no recollection of the letter.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,426 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# same-sex-marriage - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
# Christianity
# Christianity

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,584 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause

Oct 11th 2016, 11:07 AM 12,339 Views 169 Comments

The Labor Party says the debate surrounding a referendum could be harmful to those in same-sex relationships and their families.

# same-sex-marriage - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride

Aug 2nd 2016, 8:27 AM 11,657 Views 54 Comments

Joe Caslin’s mural in Dublin was one of the iconic images of last year’s referendum.

# same-sex-marriage - Sunday 22 May, 2016

The day that Ireland changed forever
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

The day that Ireland changed forever

May 22nd 2016, 7:45 AM 18,000 Views 237 Comments

One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.

# same-sex-marriage - Monday 25 April, 2016

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner
# Second Chance At Love
# Second Chance At Love

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner

Apr 25th 2016, 3:00 PM 22,884 Views 49 Comments

Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.

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