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JOINT WORKING GROUP RESPONSE TO PASSING OF CIVIL UNION ACT
14/11/2006
The Joint Working Group, a national network of 17 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations, welcomes the historic step taken by Parliament to allow lesbian and...
Joint Working Group - South Africa
Africa
Marriage in the Philippines
Bills to Ban Same-Sex Marriage Filed in the Senate, House of Representatives of the Philippines
30/06/2006
The bad news is that three bills have been filed in Congress this term that would in effect ban same-sex marriage in the Philippines if they get enacted. Rep. Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy”...
LAGABLAB
Asia
UK Marriage
Lesbian couple married in Canada seek legal recognition in the UK
06/06/2006
High Court London, London: "This case is a historic legal challenge to the UK’s non-recognition of same-sex marriage. If they win in the High Court, it will pave the way for...
Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger
Europe
Czech Happenings
Klaus rejects PM's call in support of homosexual partnership
13/02/2006
PRAGUE- President Vaclav Klaus rejects the appeal of PM Jiri Paroubek (Social Democrats CSSD), who asked Klaus to sign the bill on registered partnership of homosexuals into law,...
Ceskenoviny
Europe
Same sex marriage approved in South Africa
Organised lesbian and gay sector welcomes the Constitutional Court’s judgment on same sex marriages
01/12/2005
Press release by the Joint Working Group (JWG) 1 December 2005 The organised gay and lesbian sector welcomes this morning's Constitutional Court judgement and urges...
Behind the Masks
Africa
Belgium to allow adoption by same sex couples
Opening the right of adoption to same sex couples in Belgium. Only absolute equality is equality.
28/11/2005
While on the 1st December, the members of the Belgian Federal Parliament will be called to vote on the proposed law to allow adoption by same sex couples, ILGA (International Lesbian...
Europe
Adoption for same-sex couples
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28/11/2005
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Europe
Spain and Canada open marriage to same-sex couples
Our country takes a further step on the road of freedom and tolerance says Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero
30/06/2005
The Spanish parliament approved this morning a new law which will allow same sex marriages and adoptions. The vote in the 350-seat Congress of Deputies was 187 in favour, 147 against...
Europe
Canada votes to allow gay marriage
We will send a statement to the world that in Canada gays and lesbians will not be considered second-class citizens.
29/06/2005
OTTAWA (CP) -- It was fought in courtrooms, in legislatures, in street protests, and one of the most turbulent debates in Canadian history was settled Tuesday with a vote in Parliament. The...
Canadian Press
North America
New Zealand Civil Union Bill
The Civil Union Bill allows lesbian and gays couples, as well as heterosexual couples, the ability to formalise their relationship in front of a celebrant
09/12/2004
On 9 December 2004, at about 5.20pm NZST (0420 UT), the New Zealand Parliament passed into law the Civil Union Bill 2004. Upon receipt of the Royal Assent when the Governor General...
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Supreme Court Green Lights Equal Marriage
Support for equal marriage in Canada is higher than it's ever been.
09/12/2004
Ottawa - The Supreme Court ruled today that the government's proposed equal marriage legislation is within Parliament's exclusive jurisdiction and consistent with the Charter. It...
Egale Canada and Canadians for Equal Marriage
North America
Reform in New Zealand highlights situation in Aus.
NZ Reform embarrasses Australian call on ALP to follow NZ Labour's lead
09/12/2004
Australian gay activists say the passage of civil union legislation for same-sex couples through the New Zealand Parliament this afternoon, highlights Australia's backwardness on...
Equal Rights Network
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Declaration in favour of Gay and Lesbian equality
About the proposed law for the recognition of marriage rights for lesbians and gays
07/12/2004
Dear friends, In the last weeks here in Spain, we have been witness to an important social debate about the civil law reform that will recognise the right of marriage for lesbians...
FELGT
Europe
Boycott for Equality
US campaign for a nation wide boycott October 8 to protest against Bush's support to a Constitutional Amendment banning Same-Sex Marriage
31/08/2004
Boycott for Equality calls for a nation-wide boycott in the traditions of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. We are asking all GLBT Americans and their Straight Allies to "drop out"...
Boycott for equality
North America
Australia: Same sex Marriage
Australia's top lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobby group, the Equal Rights Network, has accused the Government of being obsessed with persecuting LGBT people.
25/06/2004
The accusation comes in response to the Government re-introducing legislation banning same sex marriages less than a day after similar legislation was sent to a Senate inquiry. ERN...
Equal Rights Network
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Australia: Super Reform welcomed as Important step
Equal Rights Network, has welcomed recognition of same sex couples in superannuation as an important step towards full legal equality for LGBT people.
24/06/2004
Australia's national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights lobby, the Equal Rights Network, has welcomed recognition of same sex couples in superannuation as an important...
Equal Rights Network
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Civil Union Bill Petition
Campaign for Civil Unions in New Zealand
23/06/2004
"Love doesn‚t discriminate and neither should the law, that's the message we want to send to MPs with this petition" said Conor Roberts, a spokesperson for the campaign for the Civil...
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)