Australia’s parliament has legislated for marriage equality, passing a bill almost unanimously to allow two people, regardless of sex, to marry. On Thursday the House of Representatives passed a cross-party bill after an unprecedented national postal survey gave unstoppable momentum to legislate the historic social reform.
In the past year, the situation of democracy and human rights around the world continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Political and civil space is increasingly shrinking in numerous countries, and economic, social and cultural development often is uneven and does not include vulnerable groups.
A solid majority of Australians voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves the way for Parliament to legally recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples.
Of 12.7 million Australians who took part in the government survey, 61.6 percent voted yes and 38.4 percent voted no, officials announced on Wednesday morning. Participation was high, with 79.5 percent of voting-age Australians sending back their postal ballots.
shares By Ambrose Barigye Background Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was […]
Aizak Buyondo is a Ugandan UK based Fashion and travel writer, Brand Ambassador and a socialite. Very interesting interview, please watch to the end. For more information please go to www.aizakbuyondo.com.
One Man’s Dream to Make Parenthood a Reality for Sexual Minorities By Ruth Muganzi Every so often, LGBTI persons have had to deal with the dilemma of starting a family. After getting past the ridicule and hurdles that come with identifying as a sexual minority, the decision to become parents is another of the hardest challenges LGBTI persons encounter.
shares Source: Supreme Court rules states must allow same-sex marriage – CNNPolitics.com In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable. Follow
Bruce Jenner has come out as transgender, Friday night on ABC News’ “20/20″ interview with Diane Sawyer. After much speculation, the former Olympian who was previously married to Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner confirmed, “I am a woman.” “My whole life has been getting me ready for this. It’s not just the last few years, as…