Same sex marriage

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex marriages as couples tie knot

More than 360 same-sex couples married on Friday, according to government data, after years of heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled and democratic island.

May 24, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

Timeline of same-sex marriage and rights in Australia

Australia's Parliament passed a law legalising same-sex marriage on Thursday. It followed a historic nationwide survey that saw Australians vote overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality.

Dec 07, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Same-sex marriage now allowed in Australia, 1st wedding likely in February

The Australian Parliament on Thursday voted to allow same-sex marriage across the nation. The first wedding is likely to be held in February next year.

Dec 07, 2017, 12:47 PM IST

Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

Australians have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic non-binding poll.

Nov 15, 2017, 07:47 AM IST

More than half of eligible Australians have so far voted in same-sex marriage ballot

Australia`s Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday 9.2 million people, or 57.5 percent of eligible voters, have cast their votes in a ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised.

Oct 03, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

Australians to vote on same-sex marriage in February 2017

Australians will head to the polls in February 2017 to vote on legalising same-sex marriage.

Aug 21, 2016, 11:58 AM IST

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

Alejandro Brito, head of the Citizen Commission against Homophonic Hate Crimes, said there was a "defamation campaign" against gays.

Jul 13, 2016, 04:12 AM IST

Taiwan may become the first Asian country to legalise same sex marriage

Taiwan has a large gay community and its annual gay pride parade is said to be the biggest in Asia.

Jul 04, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

Mexico leader proposes legalizing gay marriage nationwide

The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling last year declaring that it was unconstitutional for Mexican states to ban same-sex marriage.

May 18, 2016, 01:12 AM IST

Same-sex marriage: Girl student 'marries' 25-year-old woman; father files kidnapping case

A girl student of the Government Polytechnic College here allegedly 'married' a 25-year-old woman from Agra.

Jan 28, 2016, 16:27 PM IST

Japan issues first same-sex partner certificates

Two Tokyo districts issued Japan's first certificates officially recognising samesex partnerships on Thursday, a major step forward for gay couples in a nation where being openly gay remains largely a taboo.

Nov 06, 2015, 05:43 AM IST

Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

Same-sex marriage has been signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first country to vote for gay unions.

Oct 30, 2015, 06:30 AM IST

US county wants God's mercy after gay marriage ruling

A US county will consider a resolution asking God for mercy as it is forced to comply with the Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Oct 07, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

New Australian PM Turnbull says public will vote on same sex marriage

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday the status of same sex marriage will be decided by a public vote after a federal election next year, sticking to a timeline determined by former leader Tony Abbott. 

Sep 15, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

Check out: Neil Patrick Harris posts tribute to husband

Actor Neil Patrick Harris posted a tribute to his husband David Burtka on their first wedding anniversary on Instagram.

Sep 07, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

Will this old gay couple from Australia be able to marry in their lifetime?

As Australian government remains divided over the issue of same-sex marriage, an octogenarian gay couple has been tirelessly campaigning for the cause, demanding that they be allowed to marry and that there partnership be “given the same recognition as everyone else's relationships”.

Aug 18, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Australian cabinet bickers over same-sex marriage

 Divisions within the Australian government were apparent on Friday as senior ministers bickered over whether to send the issue of same-sex marriage to a referendum.

Aug 14, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Bobby Jindal criticises Obama, Hillary over gay marriage views

Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has lashed out at US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton for their views on same sex marriage, alleging that they evolved their views based on opinion polls.

Jun 29, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Almost half Indian millennials favour marriage equality

 In a landmark judgment, the US Supreme Court on Friday guaranteed right to same-sex marriage nationwide. The legal milestone is in step with sentiment among millennials around the world, including India -- where nearly 49 percent of them support marriage equality, according to a recent study.

Jun 28, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

US legalises gay marriages: Indian LGBTs voice hope, apprehension

 Those who logged onto Facebook and Twitter on Saturday were in for a surprise as rainbow profiles and heart icons dominated the social media. Indian social media celebrated the US Supreme Court`s verdict legalising same-sex marriages as lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) also cheered the move.

Jun 27, 2015, 23:37 PM IST