European rights court finds Romania in violation of LGBTQ+ rights and orders legal protections for same-sex couples
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday, May 23, that Romania has violated Article 8 of the European Convention, which protects the right to respect for family life, by not legally recognizing same-sex marriages and by not giving LGBTQ+ couples any means of legally safeguarding their relationships. With this ruling, the ECHR issued an order for Romania to enshrine legal protections for same-sex couples.
Nepal Supreme Court orders legal recognition of a same-sex marriage
The Supreme Court of Nepal has ruled that the government must recognize the same-sex foreign spouse of a Nepali citizen, Human Rights Watch reports. In light of the marriage equality case currently being fought in India’s Supreme Court and the push to legalize LGBTQ+ marriage in Japan, the ruling in Nepal is a signifier of change to come for marriage equality in Asia.
A historic case for marriage equality in India begins
The Indian Supreme Court’s hearing into a number of petitions seeking marriage equality for same-sex couples has entered its second day on Wednesday, April 19. With the eyes of the world on this case, the hearings are being live-streamed globally.
How to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility
Each year on March 31, we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day dedicated to honoring trans identity, raising awareness of discrimination faced by the global trans community and recognizing the societal contributions of trans folks throughout history.
National groups blast GOP federal LGBTQ rights bill as permitting ‘licenses to discriminate’ by wedding vendors, religious groups
The recently introduced federal “Fairness for All Act” bill is “anything but fair” to LGBTQ+ people.
There will be a presidential primary debate entirely on LGBTQ+ issues
Later this year, the Democratic presidential candidates will appear at an LGBTQ+ forum hosted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
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