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.
“When I heard the judge pronounce us legally married, I burst into
tears,” said Mr. Gonzalez, 41.
Taiwan's President Ma has appointed four anti-gay justices to
the Constitutional Court. The nominations, in conjunction with
burdensome and restrictive gender change process, lead many to question
Taiwan's status as "gay-friendly."
With these confirmations, all 15 justices on the Constitutional Court
will have been appointed by President Ma.
Winnie R. and Nadine B.—two
lesbians—returned home after a party around midnight. As they got out
of the car, two men disguised with bandanas across their faces ambushed
them and forced them inside their house at gunpoint. Initially they
thought it was a robbery. “I said that they could take whatever they
want. One of the gunmen said, “We’re not here to take your stuff.” The
other gunman said, “You not with nuh man[You aren’t with guys].”
Fearless LGBTI advocates from across Asia were honored for the first time in a glitzy awards ceremony in Bangkok. Marriage equality, HIV prevention, transgender rights and community health advocates were among eight...