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!”
President Cristina Fernandez signed a new law Wednesday making Argentina the first country in Latin America to legalise marriage for same-sex couples.
Civil registries across the nation will now begin processing long lists of marriage applications from gay couples. The first such ceremony in Buenos Aires is set for Aug. 13.
"Today we are a society that is a little more egalitarian than last week," Fernandez said at the signing ceremony.
Representatives of groups for gays and lesbians cheered, crying out "Equality, equality!"
The law, which was approved by the Senate last week following earlier endorsement by the lower house, grants same-sex couples the full legal protections and responsibilities that marriage gives to heterosexual couples, including the ability to inherit property and to jointly adopt children.
Mexico's capital was the first city in the region to legalise gay marriages.
"We must all get used to living in a free country, in harmony," said designer Roberto Piazza, who attended the signing.
He said he planned to take advantage of the law and marry his partner soon.
The bill was pushed by Fernandez's left-of-center administration, worsening its already strained relations with the Roman Catholic Church.
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