Marriage Laws

Wagner clarifies that he'd veto anti-same-sex marriage bill

Republican Scott Wagner’s campaign is clarifying that he’d veto any bill that restricts marriage rights for same-sex couples after the gubernatorial …

LGBTQI

Former Chile president appointed new UN human rights chief

Former Chilean President <b>Michelle Bachelet</b> will succeed Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein as U.N. human rights chief. (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers)<p>…

LGBTQI

Thinking of Becoming an Emancipated Minor? Here's What You Need to Know.

If you’re considering becoming an emancipated minor, there are several legal and financial steps you’ll need to take. From petitioning the courts to …

Personal Finance

Fall in number of civil partnerships in Wigan

The number of couples forming civil partnerships in Wigan has plummeted since same-sex marriage was legalised, new figures reveal.<p>In the four years …

Same-Sex Couples

Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Pray and Fast in Response to Child Sex Abuse

Today's letter from Pope Francis is nothing but a distraction. The Church has no clue how to clean up its act.

Pope Francis

Legislation to repeal discriminatory laws against leprosy patients being drafted, Centre tells SC

A comprehensive legislation to repeal various discriminatory laws against people afflicted with leprosy is being drafted, the Centre informed the …

Framing

Leading marriage equality sponsor endorses Cynthia Nixon's bid for governor

A leading sponsor of the state’s gay marriage bill — one of Gov. Cuomo’s signature accomplishments — endorsed his rival Cynthia Nixon on …

Sex and the City

Abortion, race, gay rights, death penalty: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could make the difference

WASHINGTON – If he wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh's impact could extend from cradle to grave.<p>Because he would replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, who occasionally sided with the court's liberal wing, Kavanaugh particularly could shift the balance on cases involving …

Brett Kavanaugh

Out for Freedom: Promoting Non-Discrimination

1.Illinois<p>On behalf of nine Illinois couples seeking recognition for their shared love and commitment, the American Civil Liberties Union and the …

Same-Sex Couples

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia celebrate 10th wedding anniversary with adorable video

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has celebrated her tenth wedding anniversary with her wife Portia de Rossi by sharing an emotional video …

LGBTQI

Fraser Anning’s speech made us ashamed. These are the moments our politicians made us proud

Senator Fraser Anning brought a pool of racist rhetoric into Parliament House this week, but a united political front quickly cast it out.All sides …

Australia

Karl Buckley obituary

My father, Karl Buckley, who has died aged 87, was one of the Windrush generation. He arrived in Britain in autumn 1948 with £5 in his pocket and a determination to make a better life for himself.<p>He lost his first job as an apprentice carpenter in London as he worked too slowly; Karl said that was …

World News

AG, Secretary of State candidates raise big money ahead of conventions

Candidates for Michigan attorney general and secretary of state are reporting record-breaking contributions in their latest campaign finance reports

Government

Parly supports proposed amendment to same-sex marriage law

Parliament - Parliamentarians across the political divide have thrown their weight behind a draft bill proposing that civil servants who are marriage …

LGBTQI

Meet the Country’s First Openly Gay Attorney General

Badass Women celebrates women who show up, speak up, and get things done.<p>If you mess with Maura Healey, she can and will turn up the heat. Since her …

Same-Sex Couples

Son’s worrisome illness lands first-time author Ellison Cooper a three-book deal

Ellison Cooper needed to find a creative outlet to prevent her mind from tumbling into dark places.<p>Her son was sick, and she was worried. Many of her …

Writing

Nonfiction Book Review: The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle by Malinda Maynor Lowery. Univ. of North Carolina, $30 (328p) ISBN 978-1-4696-4637-4

The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle<p>Malinda Maynor Lowery. Univ. of North Carolina, $30 (328p) ISBN 978-1-4696-4637-4<p>In this illuminating …

Book Reviews

#AM_Equality: August 14, 2018

<b>PRIMARY DAY! WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA, CONNECTICUT AND VERMONT HEAD TO THE POLLS:</b> HRC has been on the ground with more staff and resources than ever …

LGBTQI

Child Marriage Persists in Guatemala Despite Ban, Experts Say

A year after Guatemala banned child marriage, girls are getting married in rural indigenous communities that are unaware of the ban and see the …

Latino News

Early marriage figures for Iraq are startling. Child advocates worry it could rise even more.

For young women like Farah Ismail, marriage was tantamount to a financial transaction.<p>“My father is a contractor who went bankrupt,” explained 22-year-old Ismail, who is from Baghdad. “We went to live in my uncle’s home. His wife suggested that it would be smart for me to marry her brother.”<p>“Dad …

Islam

Pence, DeWine and Husted Bring Wrong and Politically Toxic Anti-LGBTQ Attacks to Ohio

HRC called out Vice President Mike Pence for fundraising for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and his running mate Jon Husted tomorrow. …

LGBTQI

'Harassed' by Baghpat DM for Marrying UP Boy, Ukrainian Tweets to Sushma Swaraj, PM Modi

Veronika Khliebova had come to India on June 4 to tie the knot with her Baghpat-based boyfriend Akshat Tyagi. During the marriage registration …

India

‘Army can’t deduct alimony from pay’

The Army does not have the jurisdiction to entertain claims for maintenance for estranged partners in the face of marital disputes, an Armed Forces …

India News

Two arrested for marrying off 13-year-old girl with 24-year-old man in Maharashtra

Maharashtra police has arrested two persons in connection with child marriage of a 13-year-old girl with a 24-year-old man in Latur district. The …

India News

Costa Rica Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage ban

<b>Costa Rica's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory.</b><p>The court ruling gives the country's legislators a time limit of 18 months to change the current law.<p>The president welcomed the ruling, saying he wants to guarantee "no person will …

Costa Rica

How Utah Made Same-Sex Marriage Possible

In her new documentary, filmmaker Holly Tuckett sheds light on the local battle that paved the way for marriage equality across the U.S.<p>Two years …

LGBTQI

Thai official says child bride has returned from Malaysia

An 11-year-old Thai girl who married a 41-year-old Malaysian man has been sent back to Thailand from Malaysia, a senior Thai welfare official said …

Thailand

Costa Rica Supreme Court rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Current laws in Costa Rica that prohibit gay marriage have been struck down in a court ruling. Despite the court's decision, same-sex couples in …

LGBTQI

Post-Charlottesville poll: Race relations sink

Data: Reuters/Ipsos/U.Va. Center for Politics poll of 1,450 U.S. adults, with a credibility interval of ±2.9 percentage points. "Don't know" not …

Politics

Instant triple talaq outlawed but triple talaq still valid, here is the difference

The Supreme Court in August 2017 declared talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional and not an essential part of Islam. But triple talaq was not banned. It is …

India