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same-sex marriage

Aakar Patel | Same-sex marriage will eventually be legal… Why is India dragging its feet?

One reason is that the Supreme Court has been slow to determine whether the moves made by this government are constitutional

25 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

AA Edit | Let gay couples live normally

The govt’s position reflects a refreshing change from the earlier one of extreme denial, calling same-sex marriage an urban elitist concept

05 May 2023 12:10 AM

Anita Anand | Imagining a new form of marriage in India: It has to start with a law…

Over the last decade, acceptance of homosexuality has grown in India, especially since Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in 2018

03 May 2023 12:05 AM

AA Edit | Factor same-sex couple’s interests, hear all parties

Religion, caste, language and other interest groupings jostle to seek a role in people’s lives in India

20 Apr 2023 12:10 AM

UK supports extending gay marriage, abortion rights to Northern Ireland

Opposition Labour MP Stella Creasy, who led demands for change, hailed Tuesday's votes.

10 Jul 2019 1:16 PM


Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote

Ecuador, where the church is very influential, thus joins Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in recognising same-sex marriage.

13 Jun 2019 12:13 PM

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

Bill which offers same-sex couples similar legal protections for marriage as heterosexuals, will take effect after Tsai signs it into law.

17 May 2019 12:24 PM

Same-sex couple carry the same child thanks to reciprocal IVF

The couple who got married in 2015 had met six years back and both of them wanted to have children.

29 Oct 2018 7:07 PM

First royal gay wedding: Queen's cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten marries James Coyle

Two years coming out as gay, the royal is given away by his ex wife Penny.

24 Sep 2018 2:38 PM

RSS airs opposition to same-sex marriages

“These relationships are not natural, so we do not support this kind of relationships,” Mr Kumar said.

07 Sep 2018 4:25 AM


Spanish Catholic Church held its only same- sex ceremony in 1901

The lesbian couple who trciked them spend the rest of their lives on the run after the truth came out.

21 Feb 2018 1:50 PM

Days after Australia legalizes same-sex marriage, first couple tie the knot

Amy and Elise McDonald were given an exemption to marry in Melbourne since their relatives also had flown in from overseas.

17 Dec 2017 5:16 PM

LGBTIQ wedding season for Australia: Rush of ceremonies after law passed

The historic reform was given royal assent, the final step in a process that began with a national postal vote in September.

08 Dec 2017 12:31 PM

‘A day for love’: Australia legalises same-sex marriage

The nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling.

07 Dec 2017 2:03 PM

Austria top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage

In April 2001 the Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in a civil ceremony.

05 Dec 2017 4:45 PM


Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'

Around 90% of gay men in China are married to women who are usually straight and unaware of their husband's real sexual orientation.

21 Nov 2017 1:16 PM

Australia church cancels wedding after bride backs same-sex marriage on Facebook

The survey is non-binding but PM Malcolm Turnbull has vowed to hold a vote in parliament if the majority of Australians choose 'yes'.

15 Sep 2017 12:17 PM

Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey; Turbull welcomes ruling

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a supporter of same-sex rights, welcomed the ruling, which was handed down in Melbourne.

07 Sep 2017 2:35 PM

A step towards sexual equality

As a democratic society, India also has to look back to see what little progress has been made with regard to gay rights.

02 Jul 2017 12:55 AM

German lawmakers vote for same-sex marriage; Merkel opposes

Merkel voted against a law to legalise same-sex marriage which passed parliament, saying she believed it was preserve of a man and a woman.

30 Jun 2017 1:34 PM