The Council of Ministers of Côte d’Ivoire approved a bill that would substantially amend the country’s marriage law. The bill, which was drafted as part of a package of new laws in the areas of family and inheritance law, aims to encourage equality between men and women, particularly by curbing traditional practices. At the same time, the bill would explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage.
Couple were married overseas, but because this is not legally recognised in China the step is seen as the closest thing to a marriage certificate
Superior Court of Lima recognized the marriage between same-sex Peruvians married abroad
Gay couples are opting for the legal agreement in lieu of same-sex marriages or civil unions, which are not recognized on the Chinese mainland.
A law allowing same-sex unions failed to win support in the Montenegrin parliament after junior parties in the ruling coalition voted against it.
Young LGBT Romanians are coming out confidently and increasing sexual minorities’ visibility in a country that still denies them basic rights.
Inland Revenue Department confirms new development, which follows court victory by civil servant to be treated equally by taxman
Spokesman says city’s ‘family status anti-discrimination laws only protect those who are recognised as married’
A court in Bulgaria has ruled in favor of a same-sex couple who married in France, in a case that recognized gay marriage for the first time in the conservative country.
A group of top lawyers in Japan called on the government and parliament on Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage by revising relevant laws.
Japan's first openly gay male lawmaker said on Tuesday he believed the country would legalize same-sex marriage, months after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow gay unions.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe says they're making history by becoming the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize same-sex marriage. In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, but that federal ruling did not apply to the Lakota, Nakota, or Dakota tribes, also known as Oceti Sakowin tribes of South Dakota.
Earlier in July in a 12 to 3 vote, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council passed a same-sex marriage ordinance. Felipa De Leon and Monique "Muffie" Mousseau helped bring forward the same-sex marriage law, and they say those "yes" votes helped change the lives of the next generation.
"It was awesome. It was like, 'We did it. We finally did it,'" said Felipa De Leon.
Four years ago, De Leon and Mousseau wanted to get married where they grew up on the Pine Ridge reservation, but when they found out they couldn't get married there, the pair instead opted to tie the knot at Mount Rushmore. And Mousseau says life as an openly gay couple was not always smooth sailing.
"I had my tires blown out. All my windows smashed on my brand new car and I had "faggot" written on the side of my house in spray paint." said Mousseau. Despite the pain and hate they endured, Mousseau says she and her wife realize they're paving the way for the future generations of LGBT Natives. Read more via KOTA