French same-sex marriage law signed by François Hollande | World news | guardian.co.uk.
The French president, François Hollande, has signed a law authorising same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, after months of street protests, political slanging matches and a rise in homophobic attacks.
The move makes France the ninth country in Europe and the [...]
Same-sex marriage is recognized in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark. Lawmakers in Uruguay approved a law last week that President Jose Mujica is expected to sign. Nine states in the U.S. also recognize such marriages, but the federal government does not.
Here is an international chart, [...]
New Zealand Gay Marriage: Lawmakers Approve Marriage Equality Bill.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday as the country became the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.
Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favor of the gay-marriage [...]
BBC News – Gay marriage: MPs back bill despite Conservative backbench opposition.
MPs have approved same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs. The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at [...]
The Gays News, Video and Gossip – Gawker.
Gay couples in France will legally be able to marry as well as adopt children beginning in 2013, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Tuesday in a speech before Parliament.
“In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage and adoption will be open to all couples, [...]
Egale Canada > Open Letter to Justice Minister. (Thanks to Chris for passing this on) Open Letter to the Justice Minister regarding swift action to resolve the recent uncertainty regarding the legal validity of same-sex marriages performed in Canada between non-residents. January 16th, 2012
Dear Attorney General: I would like offer you my sincere thanks [...]
The Board of the Ontario Humanist Society, and the Ethical Action Committee have issued a statement reaffirming our commitment to equal treatment for all Canadians regarding rights to marriage and divorce in Canada. This statement OHS SameSexMarriagePolicy may also be downloaded from our Ethical Action and Policies section
The Ontario Humanist Society (OHS) , a [...]
Ottawa affirms legality of same-sex marriages performed in Canada – The Globe and Mail.
The federal government has quelled a growing controversy with a declaration that all same-sex marriages performed in Canada are legal.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson issued a statement on Friday that reversed his department’s earlier position that same-sex marriages performed in Canada [...]