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.
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.
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!”
A married lesbian couple in Texas may have their divorce application denied as the state still only sees marriage as an act allowed between a man and woman.
Angelique Naylor, 39, and Sabina Daly, 41, who have a four year old adopted son, married in 2004 in a ceremony held in Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal.
The pair, who have been separated for over a year, came to an agreement of how they should divide their assets and child in an amicable settlement.
The judge, Scott Jenkins, granted the divorce and asked for the two women to put the settlement in writing.
However, the state's attorney-general, Greg Abbott, has now intervened with the matter stating that the pair aren’t legally allowed to divorce in the state as gay marriage isn’t legal within Texas.
According to Cox Newspaper, Ms Naylor said about the situation: ''This is the first time in over a year that our family has been at peace…We never asked them to grant us a same-sex marriage. We only asked them to legally recognise that we needed a divorce.''
The spokesman for the attorney-general said in a statement:
''The state maintains that the court has no legal authority to grant this divorce, and as a result, the state must intervene in this case to defend the Texas constitution.''
Same-sex couples are allowed to marry in Massachusetts Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa and New Hampshire.
Texas previously passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage.
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