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Taiwan weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. In Taipei, the capital, thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament, which ...

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Taiwan to hold referendum on special law for same-sex marriage

TAIPEI: Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether the island’s civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over whether a separate law should be enacted for civil unions between gay couples. Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May last year that ...

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Bakery wants U.K.’s top court to settle “gay cake” case

Daniel McArthur and his wife Amy arrive at court this morning. Photo: Hugh Russell LONDON: A bakery owned by a Christian family is asking Britain’s Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer for refusing to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage. Northern Ireland business ...

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Same-sex marriage legalised in Australia

CANBERRA: Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through Parliament on Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling. There were loud cheers, hugs and sustained clapping in the 150-seat lower House of Representatives when all but four MPs voted in support of marriage ...

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Anti-gay marriage report rejected by Church of England

LONDON: A report stating that the Church of England should continue to oppose same-sex marriage has been sensationally rejected by Church’s ruling body. A report on homosexuality by the House of Bishops was presented to the General Synod – the Church’s ruling body – for debate. The recommendations stated that ...

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