Thailand may have a reputation for acceptance when it comes to the transgender females that perform in the capital's extravagant cabaret shows, but the country's legal system, like many in Southeast Asia, has traditionally been less accommodating to the LGBT community.
The referendum in Romania for changing the Constitution and banning same-sex marriages recorded a very low turnout and will be invalidated.
A referendum in Romania on whether to narrow the constitutional definition of a family to a man and a woman failed spectacularly over the weekend, with just 20.4 percent of the voting population taking part.
Activists Encourage Voters to Stay Away from Polls That ‘Legitimize Hatred’
It has taken long enough, says LGBT organization secretary FOKO, Mario Kleinmoedig. "Our constitution guarantees equal rights for everyone. Gays must also be able to marry. We have now started a campaign to get this done. "
If you are a staff member on a G-4 visa in the United States and in a domestic partnership, and your partner is on a derivative G-4 visa, please know that the State Department is now requiring that you be legally married in order to continue to be able to secure a derivative G-4 visa for your partner.
Inter-American Commission calls on Chile to discuss progress in legislative procedures for equal marriage
Government announces policy switch after review prompted by case of married British lesbian denied spousal status
To assist the Romanian Constitutional Court to examine the compatibility of the proposed change with international human rights obligations, Amnesty International, together with ECSOL (European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law) and ILGA-EUROPE (European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association), made legal submissions on 14 September.
LGBT groups call for equal rights as opponents worry about low birthrate
Chinese activists are rallying in their thousands to renew a push for same-sex marriage, making use of a rare window of opportunity to suggest revisions to a draft piece of legislation to include legal protections for the gay community.
Court of Justice rejects equal marriage