UK Civil Partnerships May be Conducted in Religious Premises by the End of the Year

United Kingdom, 2 Nov 2011 - The Home Office has confirmed its decision to allow religious buildings to host civil partnerships by the end of 2011. When civil partnerships were...

Top Brazilian Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Brazilia Brazil, 25 October 2011 - On Tuesday, Brazil's Supreme Appeals Court overturned the rulings of two lower courts and held that two women can be legally married....

Denmark to Legislate for Same-Sex Marriage by 2012

Denmark, Oct 24 2011 - The Danish government has announced that it will introduce same-sex marriage by 2012. Same-sex couples will also be allowed to marry on Church of Denmark...

Equality and Justice: The Book Is Out!

  ABOUT THE BOOK Equality and Justice. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the XXI Century Edited by Alexander Schuster – With an introduction by Stefano...

German Court applies antidiscrimination principle only from 2009

Germany, 28 Sept 2011 – The Administrative Court of Kassel - Hessen [official website] ruled that civil servants living in a German civil partnership (Lebenspartnerschaft...

Swiss National Council turns down equal adoption rights

Switzerland, 30 Sept 2011 – The Swiss Nationl Council has voted today 97-83 against a bill introduced by citizens that aimed at allowing same-gender couples to adopt [ZOL...

Germany: Full equality for federal civil servants

Berlin, 23 Sept 2011 – The Bundesrat, Germany's Federal Chamber, definitely approved today a bill  [full text on Bundestag wesbite, in German], that grants equal...

European Commission States that Blanket Ban on Gay Blood Donations is Contrary to EU Law

Brussels, 8 September 2011 - The European Commission has affirmed that a blanket ban on blood donations from gay men and MSM (men who have sex with men) would be contrary to...

Women Defy Same-Sex Marriage Ban to Marry in Nancy

Nancy, France, 5 Jun 2011 - Stephanie Nicot married her partner Elise in town hall ceremony in the city of Nancy in eastern France. Stephanie a transwoman declined to lodge...

Swiss Supreme Court Rejects Application for Second Parent Adoption by a Lesbian Couple in a Registered Partnership

Switzerland, 5 May 2011 - The Supreme Court rejected an application  by a lesbian woman for second parent adoption of her partner's child. One hurdle for...

Turkey’s Democracy Reform Package fails LGBT citizens

Turkey’s Democracy Reform Package fails LGBT citizens

Turkey’s Democracy Reform Package fails LGBT citizens Monday, 14 October 2013 At the end of last month, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan presented a ‘Democracy reform package’, including constitutional reforms, an anti-discrimination bill and a proposal for an amendment to hate crime and hate speech law. Unfortunately, the package leaves out measures that would protect LGBT people from violence and discrimination. Turkey Sexual orientation and gender identity are currently excluded from equality provisions in the constitution.

Civil Unions law will give same sex couples same rights, duties, as married couples

Civil Unions law will give same sex couples same rights, duties, as married couples

Reposted from The Times of Malta: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20131014/local/civil-liberties... The Civil Unions Bill will recognise same-sex partnerships and give them the same rights and duties as married couples, it was revealed this morning. The Bill is due to be published in the Government Gazette later today. Public Dialogue and Civil Rights Minister Helena Dalli said the debate about the Bill will start in Parliament tomorrow.

Lenford National Meeting 2013

Lenford National Meeting 2013

Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBTI- Rete Lenford is proud to announce that Lenford National Meeting 2013 will take place the 22nd of November in Verona. Entrance is free of charge.

Ethics Office rules on censorship of Baltic Pride TV ads

Ethics Office rules on censorship of Baltic Pride TV ads

The Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics, an agency established under the supervision of the country's parliament, has ruled that the state-run Lithuanian Radio and Television did not violate any laws when it decided to limit public broadcasting of two television ads promoting the Baltic Pride march in July, 2013. The brief clips were filmed by the Lithuanian Gay League and submitted to both private and public broadcasters for release the week before the march for LGBT rights.

Russian Duma to Debate Taking Kids From Gay Parents

Russian Duma to Debate Taking Kids From Gay Parents

MOSCOW, September 5 (RIA Novosti) – A bill that proposes stripping gays with children of their parental rights was introduced in the lower house of the Russian parliament by a lawmaker from the ruling party on Thursday. The bill is a follow-up to legislation introduced in June that bans propagation of “gay propaganda among minors,” according to the document’s text, available on the State Duma’s website.

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