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A picnic to celebrate equal marriage law in Chile
Same-sex couples and families gathered Saturday in the sunny Chilean capital Santiago, celebrating a yearly picnic that for a decade was their flagship protest for an equal marriage law.
Taiwan gay couple confirm court adoption ruling with legal documents
A married gay couple in Taiwan arrives at a district office to apply for legal documents that officially show the men as parents of their child, after a local court allowed one partner to adopt his spouse's non-biological infant.
Same-sex parents and their children 'must be recognised as a family'
The case came before the court after Bulgarian authorities refused to give a birth certificate to the baby daughter of a same-sex couple.
Chile congress approves same-sex marriage bill
Chile's congress on Tuesday approved a long-awaited bill to legalize same-sex marriage, joining just a handful of countries in majority Catholic Latin America with similar laws.
Dutch royals can enter same-sex marriage and not give up throne: PM
The issue has arisen as the heir apparent, Princess Amalia, will turn 18 in December.
Swiss voters overwhelmingly approve same-sex marriage in referendum
The "Marriage For All" was approved by 64.1% of voters and should come into force on July 1, 2022.
LGBTQ supporters march in Kyiv and in Belgrade
Thousands of people gathered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to take part in the annual Pride march in support of the country's LGBTQ community.
Same-sex civil unions 'good and helpful to many', says Pope Francis
The pontiff said marriage is "a sacrament between a man and woman that can't be changed", but he supports civil laws that try to help those who have "a diverse sexual orientation".
‘Priests bless guinea pigs’: Vatican’s same-sex unions stance slammed
"This bothers and annoys me," said Germany's health minister Jens Spahn. "But it does not lead to me turning away from my belief or the church."
Russia rejects European court order to recognise same-sex unions
Russian authorities have dismissed a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that same-sex unions should be acknowledged.
German Catholics demand radical changes for a more inclusive church
On the back of resounding paedophilia scandals, the German Catholic church is going through a revolution that is unprecedented in Europe. This revolution started in Cologne in Germany. People concerned there give their insight into how things are unfolding.
Bill to allow same-sex partnerships in Lithuania falls at first hurdle
Thousands joined a demonstration in May rallying against the bill.
German Catholics to bless gay couples despite a Vatican ban
Some Catholic priests in Germany are defying the Vatican by blessing same-sex couples in a move set to increase tensions between conservatives and progressives.
Switzerland to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage
Switzerland will hold a referendum on whether to push ahead with same-sex marriage.
20 years since first gay marriages, Europe's fight for rights goes on
Progress over the last two decades has been welcomed by campaigners for LGBT rights, but they warn remobilisation is needed to maintain progress amid backlash in some parts of Europe.
Bolivia recognises same-sex couple's civil union for first time
Guido Montano and David Aruquipa, who have been a couple for 11 years, said they consider the step a victory for human rights in Bolivia.
Mass military wedding in Taiwan includes two same-sex couples
Waving rainbow flags and shedding tears of joy, two Taiwanese same-sex couples tied the knot on Friday at a mass wedding hosted by the military.
Why is environmentalism more popular in LGBTQ+ communities?
We talk to four activists about how LGBTQ+ activism crosses over with climate justice and animal rights movements.
'Unspeakably tremendous': Montenegro legalises same-sex partnerships
MPs in Montenegro approved same-sex partnerships amid efforts to push forward with joining the European Union.
Already vulnerable, LGBTIQ people are being used as a pawn in Putin’s latest power play ǀ View
Vladimir Putin has vowed that same-sex marriage will not become a reality as long as he is president, and swiftly included a corresponding provision in proposed constitutional changes due to be voted on in a second reading by the State Duma this week, which will be put to a referendum next month.
Putin seeks ban on gay marriage
The measure would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
First same-sex couple ties the knot in Northern Ireland
Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards made history today as they were the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland.
Women's relief as abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
The British province lifted restrictions on abortion and a ban on same sex marriage on Monday at midnight.
Northern Ireland legalises abortion and same-sex marriage
Northern Ireland legalises abortion and same-sex marriage.
UK MPs back same-sex marriage and abortion moves for Northen Ireland
The UK parliament on Tuesday backed amendments that would compel the government to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland and liberalise abortion if the country is unable to re-establish its own devolved government by October 21.
Mardi Gras, Australian style
More than 300,000 revellers on Saturday descended onto Sydney's iconic Oxford Street for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.