08:20 | 20th April 2019

News: World

Sun 24 Jun, 2012
By Robert Ingham

"just unbelievably heartless"

Latest Headlines

Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.

Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.

Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”

Queensland to ban gay surrogacy and downgrade civil partnerships

  • Send aticle to a friend
  • Send your Comments

Queensland, Australia, is to downgrade civil partnerships and ban gay surrogacy after the conservative Liberal National Party took control of Parliament in March this year.

In a shocking move, the surrogacy ban will also extend to single people, even though leader Campbell Newman assured before the election there would be no change to the Surrogacy Act 2010.

The LNP have also decided to downgrade civil partnerships , which only came into effect in Queenland at the end of 2011, to 'registered relationships' in order for it to bear less resemblance to marriage.

Australin Marriage Equality Governer Alex Greenwich said: “Same-sex couples throughout Queensland will be deeply insulted by the fact that yet again their relationships have been downgraded and demeaned by their own government.”

The Australian Party held its two seats but stated it wanted to ban same-sex couples registering any form of their relationship, but Campell Newman expressed his concern of the effect this would have on those already in a civil partnership.

However, the backlash has already begun with some campaigners venting their frustration on Twitter, likening the repeal to registering a pet, with one Labour MP saying the decision is "just unbelievably heartless".


Back to previous page