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Same-sex marriage

New York rabbi conducts his first gay wedding
1 month ago

New York rabbi conducts his first gay wedding

WRITING for the Jewish Standard  last year, Avram Mlotek, a New York rabbi affiliated with a progressive wing of Orthodox Judaism, said ‘I understand that Jewish law views kiddushin, the …
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Pastor uses Virginia State Legislature to attack LGBT communities
2 months ago

Pastor uses Virginia State Legislature to attack LGBT communities

A NUMBER of lawmakers walked out of the Virginia House of Delegates when Grant unleashed a seven-minute homophobic diatribe on the House floor.

Grant, of the Father’s Way Church in …
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N Ireland clerics will be allowed to spew anti-LGBT hatred with impunity
3 months ago

N Ireland clerics will be allowed to spew anti-LGBT hatred with impunity

YESTERDAY (Thursday) I reported in a Freethinker post that the Christian Institute had embarked on some silly scaremongering exercise, claiming that laws protecting religious bigots from hate-speech prosecutions on the …
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Taipei celebrates its best ever Pride event
5 months ago

Taipei celebrates its best ever Pride event

TAIPEI’S 17th annual Pride parade was the  biggest ever, thanks to the fact that the Taiwan government became the first in Asia to pass same-sex marriage legislation in May.

Crowds …
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Jubilant scenes as gay marriage becomes law in Northern Ireland
5 months ago

Jubilant scenes as gay marriage becomes law in Northern Ireland

NORTHERN Ireland woke to the news today (Tuesday) that same-sex marriage and abortion have been legalised, joining the rest of the UK.

A last ditch attempt to oppose the legislation  …
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Christian Institute blasts BBC over gay wedding on ‘Songs of Praise’
7 months ago

Christian Institute blasts BBC over gay wedding on ‘Songs of Praise’

UK anti-gay hate group, the Christian Institute, has added its voice to the many who have blasted the BBC for showing a gay wedding on its religious programme Songs of …
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Anti-gay Catholic is the new leader of the UK’s House of Commons
8 months ago

Anti-gay Catholic is the new leader of the UK’s House of Commons

WHEN it was announced that staunch Catholic and Brexit advocate Jacob Rees-Mogg had been appointed by Boris Johnson to lead the House of Commons, Guardian writer Owen Jones tweeted:

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister, 94, ‘doesn’t understand’ same-sex unions
10 months ago

Malaysia’s Prime Minister, 94, ‘doesn’t understand’ same-sex unions

IN a speech to the Cambridge Union in the UK on Sunday, Dr Mahathir Mohamad insisted that Malaysia will not recognise same-sex marriage.

Mahathir dismissed same-sex marriage as a “regressive …
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Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage
10 months ago

Ecuador legalises same-sex marriage

FOLLOWING groundbreaking equality gains in Bhutan and Botswana, Ecuador’s highest court has approved same-sex marriage, marking a watershed moment for LGBTQ rights in the Catholic-majority country.

Quito’s constitutional court …
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