Same-sex marriage

China signals won't follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage

China, which claims Taiwan as its own sacred territory, has a thriving gay scene in major cities, but there has been little sign that the ruling Communist Party will legalise same sex marriage.

May 29, 2019, 11:06 AM IST

In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage

Despite heavy rain, some demonstrators outside parliament in Taipei, the capital, embraced tearfully while others hailed the vote with chants of "Asia`s first," and "Way to go, Taiwan!"

May 17, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

SC verdict on Article 377: India joins 25 nations where homosexuality is legal

72 countries and territories worldwide still continue to criminalise same-sex relationships.

Sep 06, 2018, 18:25 PM IST

Section 377 verdict: Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriages against nature, says RSS

Though it does not consider homosexuality as a crime, the RSS says same-sex marriages are against nature.

Sep 06, 2018, 16:03 PM IST

Australian voters endorse same-sex marriage, celebrations across country

Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:46 PM IST

Australians decisively vote 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australians decisively vote 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Nov 15, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

Gay marriage only matter of time in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

The Republic of Ireland, a traditionally Catholic country, voted to allow same-sex marriage in a historic referendum in 2015.

Aug 05, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

White House declines to recognise LGBT Pride Month

According to the Pew Research Centre, a record 62 per cent Americans favour same-sex marriage.

Jul 01, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

German Parliament legalises same-sex marriage

393 lawmakers voted to approve the amendment, while 226 voted against and four abstained.

Jun 30, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Germany to pass same-sex marriage law

Gay and lesbian groups cheered the push for marriage equality in Germany where so-called civil unions were legalised in 2001.

Jun 30, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

South Korean military court jails soldier for gay sex

Homosexual acts are not a crime for civilians in South Korea, but it remains a conservative and patriarchal society.

May 24, 2017, 11:54 AM IST

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

The Bible Society said the video -- part of a campaign to mark its 200th anniversary -- was not specifically sponsored by Coopers but that it is a supporter of the charity.

Mar 15, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

Church of England rejects opposition to gay marriage, activists happy

Gay rights campaigners on Thursday welcomed the Church of England`s rejection of a report calling for continued opposition to same-sex marriage, the media reported.

Feb 16, 2017, 14:30 PM IST

Manny Pacquiao: I respect Nike's decision to drop me

Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that, said Pacquiao. 

Feb 18, 2016, 19:33 PM IST

Alabama chief justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses

A federal judge in Alabama overturned the state`s ban on same-sex marriage last January.

Jan 07, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Respect `natural difference` between men, women: Pope

 Pope Francis called Friday to respect the "natural difference" between men and women, as he warned against the imposition of "alien" lifestyles.

Sep 25, 2015, 21:45 PM IST

Hundreds rally in support of jailed anti-gay US clerk

 Hundreds rallied Saturday as a show of support for the US clerk who was sent to jail this week for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, local media reported.

Sep 06, 2015, 04:33 AM IST

Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages

 A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage.

Sep 04, 2015, 02:40 AM IST

Gay marriage bill introduced to Australian Parliament

 A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia was introduced in Parliament on Monday.

Aug 17, 2015, 14:34 PM IST

Australian PM Tony Abbott stymies gay marriage push, for now

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday his government would remain opposed to gay marriage during the current parliament, but suggested the issue could be put to a popular vote after the next election.

Aug 12, 2015, 07:06 AM IST