Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage

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Supreme Court Refuses Marriage Equality Rights To Same Sex In India

The Supreme Court, on October 17, refused to legalize same sex marriage for LGBTQ+ community in India. In the court hearing, the bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, said, in a 3-2 majority, the court said, cannot make laws and it is up to the government to give legal status to marriages between transgender people. However, the SC mentioned that unmarried people and queer couple can adopt.

Tue, 17 Oct 2023 - 12:57 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Same Sex Marriage, Supreme Court, Indian government, Historic Judgement, Legal Marriage Act

Courtesy: Economic Times

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US House Of Representatives Endorses Bill To Safeguard Same-Sex Marriages

US House of Representatives approved a bill to guarantee marriage equality on July 19 amid concerns that the Supreme Court would reverse its recognition of same-sex marriage. The Respect for Marriage Act was approved by a vote of 267 to 157, with 47 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration, where it faces uncertain prospects in the equally split body.

Wed, 20 Jul 2022 - 10:30 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: United States, Same Sex Marriage, Bills, US House of Representatives, Supreme Court

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Japan Court Rules Japan's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage 'Not Unconstitutional'

The court in Osaka, Japan's largest city, on June 19 declared the country's prohibition on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional. The verdict contrasts with a March 2021 judgment by a Sapporo court that declared the prohibition on same-sex marriage "unconstitutional."  It shattered campaigners' expectations of putting pressure on the government to pass legislation to address the issue, and it sparked a flood of comments on social media… read-more

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 07:44 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Japan, japan court, Same Sex Marriage, Ban, LGBTQ community

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Allahabad HC Turns Down Lesbian Couple's Plea To Recognise Their Union

The Allahabad High Court has turned down a lesbian couple's plea to recognize their wedding. The couple appeared before the court, and asserted that the Hindu Marriage Act is not against same-sex marriage. On the other hand, the counsel for the UP government insisted that same-sex marriage is not only legally invalid but also against the Indian culture. The court refused to recognize the marriage.

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 02:10 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Same Sex Marriage, Gay Rights, gay marriage, Lesbian, love is love

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Tom Hanks Astonishes Homosexual Couple On Their Wedding Day: California

Tom Hanks astonished a same-sex couple on the day of their wedding in Santa Monica, California. On October 22, Diciembre and Tashia Farries got married, oblivious that Tom Hanks could come to congratulate them. With his unexpected appearance, he made couple's day ''the best day'' of their lives. "I think it's safe to say that our wedding will be remembered," … read-more

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 - 08:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tom Hanks, Same Sex Marriage, California, Wedding, Instagram

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Referendum To Decide Future Of Same Sex Marriages In Switzerland

Among the few Western-European-nations that still prohibit gay marriage, Switzerland will hold a vote to decide the legal status of same-sex marriage and foster children on September 26. Swiss Parliament and the federal government have accepted the law but the opposition has demanded a referendum on the subject. Married lesbian couples can have children through artificial insemination, which is currently permitted only for married… read-more

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Switzerland, Same Sex Marriage, Referendum, Votes, Homosexual, Artificial Insemination

Courtesy: The Hindu

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Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In The Mexican State Of Sonora

Making the practice legal in about three-quarters of the country's regions, on September 23, the Mexican state of Sonora's congress legalized same-sex marriage. The modification in the legislation was passed by the Sonora legislature with 26 votes in favor and seven votes against. Since Mexico City became the first area to allow same-sex marriage in 2009, the movement for marriage equality and LGBT rights has accelerated.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - 08:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Mexico, sonora, Same Sex Marriage, United States

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400 Global Faith Leaders From 35 Nations Agree To Support LGBT+ Cause

Nearly 400 global religious leaders from 35 countries appealed to remove the ban imposed on same-sex relations and stop LGBT+ conversion therapy. The leaders from different faith have signed a Ozanne Foundation-funded declaration, which was endorsed by anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu and ex-Irish President Mary McAleese among others. The event launched the Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives and pledged to stop the violence,… read-more

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 04:08 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: LGBTQ, global leaders, Religion, Conversion, Global Interfaith Commission, Same Sex Marriage

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Pope Francis Bats For Civil Unions Of LGBTQ+ Community

In the documentary, 'Francesco', which premiered on October 21, Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for LGBTQ+ community. He said, “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered." The documentary's director Evgeny Afineevsky stated that the Pope made those statements directly to him for the film. Earlier, though the Church stated that they "respected homosexuals", they opposed the idea of their civil unions.… read-more

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 11:27 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: POPE FRANCIS, LGBTQ, Civil Union, Same Sex Marriage, church

Courtesy: The Newyork Times