Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged lawmakers to engage in serious debate about constitutional reform, zeroing in on his cherished yet contentious goal during Friday's opening of an extraordinary Diet session.
Some shouting “Liberty, Equality, Paternity” — a play on the national French motto — marchers argued that the bill deprives children of the right to a father.
The head of the French bishops conference suggested Catholics had a duty to protest. The far-right National Rally has said the issue should be put to a referendum.
The country is forever caught between tradition and innovation, universalism and individual rights.
“It is important to proceed with debate without any taboo, including of the idea that a man can marry a man and a woman can marry a woman”
Chair of the Global Equality Caucus, Nick Herbert MP, has met with conservative parliamentarians in Japan and the Czech Republic to share his experiences campaigning for equal marriage.
The suicidal ideation rate significantly increased in nonheterosexual individuals affected by the same-sex marriage referendums in Taiwan.
The decision drew dissent from retired Justice Scott Bales: “Our (federal and state) constitutions and laws do not entitle a business to discriminate among customers based on its owners’ disapproval of certain groups, even if that disapproval is based on sincerely held religious beliefs,” he wrote.
Same-sex couples have been able to register as each others’ legal guardians for the past two years, but so far only a handful of people have taken advantage of the change. Advocates say that while the change brings some benefits, it falls short of the protections that having the right to marry would bring
After the owner of a wedding hall was caught on tape refusing an interracial couple "because of our Christian race," questions are resurfacing about the possibility that anti-LGBTQ "religious exemptions" might be paving the way for legalized racial discrimination.
On September 12, 2019, several hundred people in Prague demonstrated for the enactment of an amendment to the Civil Code that would allow gays and lesbians to marry. The event on Malostranské náměstí was organized by the We Are Fair initiative. The protest wanted to point out that the draft amendment year and a quarter lies in the Chamber of Deputies and have not yet voted on it
The first same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland are set to take place on Valentine's Day next year.