In ruling after ruling, the court has said that state laws restricting marriage to heterosexuals are discriminatory. Though the decisions have been made to little public fanfare, they have had the effect of legalizing gay marriage in Mexico without enshrining it in law.
The crowd, organized by Amnesty International, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Rainbow Project, said they want parity in Northern Ireland with the rest of the UK and Ireland in permitting civil marriage for gay couples.
The photo exhibition “Being Yourself” devoted to LGBT teens failed to open in Moscow on June 12. Organizers blame unnamed Moscow policemen in disrupting the display, intimidating and harassing the staff.
Transgender Egyptians are at the heart of an ongoing crackdown on LGBT people in Egypt. There is very little awareness of what it means to be transgender and their treatment at the hands of the police is particularly harsh, while support and resources are few.
Despite Russia's deeply-entrenched homophobia, the capital city of Moscow is home to a pronounced gay community. Though apps such as Grindr have made being gay in Moscow easier, the community remains largely underground.
Germany's Federal Assembly has urged the government to make constitutional changes that will open marriage to same-sex couples. The proposed changes to the Civil Code would also include granting same-sex couples equal adoption rights.
For this year's 17th Annual Pride Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel, advocates are placing the spotlight on the often-marginalized transgender community. The event will focus on gender identity and is expected to draw a record 180,000 participants.
The country's new penal code, which removes articles criminalizing homosexuality, will come into effect June 29 having been signed into law late last year. This means that no longer will "security measures" be allowed against people “who habitually engage in vices against nature."
A study put together by the Academy of Science of South Africa, and endorsed by the Ugandan National Academy of Sciences, calls attention to a wide global consensus that homosexuality is "a normal and natural variation of human sexuality."
The increasingly popular app has announced a new partnership with the Beijing Gender Health and Education Institute as part of its "Grindr for Equality" campaign to raise awareness about equality in China.
The Australian Human Rights Commission's Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights report notes that forced medical interventions continue today in Australia, and it calls for Commonwealth and States/Territories to work together and implement the 2013 Senate Committee report on "Involuntary or Coerced Sterilization of Intersex People in Australia."
The Ugandan National Academy of Sciences (Unas) has endorsed a report that says homosexuality and gender and sexual diversity are natural phenomena, which contradicts Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s stance that homosexuality is abnormal and should be outlawed.
Not all religions are opposed to LGBTI rights, although the volume and intensity of some anti-gay fundamentalists may create that impression. A new report details faith-based support at the United Nations.
This status would protect same-sex couples’ rights to property and inheritance, but it does not give them the right to jointly adopt children. Most countries in the European Union who joined at the same time as Greece already offer legal recognition for same-sex couples.
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