Whistles blew in their thousands, the skyline punctuated by placards and banners from scores of grassroots organisations. Organised by Amnesty International, the Rainbow Project, and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the protest was a response to last month's referendum in the Republic of Ireland, which saw a landslide victory for same-sex marriage. And it comes two months after the Northern Ireland Assembly voted against same-sex marriage for the fourth time, despite England, Wales, and Scotland all having introduced it.
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A lawsuit against Bradley County Clerk Donna Simpson, who has been the target of litigation after she issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has been dismissed by a circuit court judge, …. If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one. Click here to start a subscription.
The high court rejected requests from five states to immediately review their bans on gays and lesbians from civil wedlock. The brief order from the justices denying review of pending appeals came as a surprise to many advocates on both sides. Many wanted the court to jump in now and offer a definitive, binding ruling on key constitutional questions. At issue is whether homosexuals in all 50 states have the same equal protection or due process right as opposite-sex couples to marry.
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After decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the knot. Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a registry office in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The couple, who had waited 12 years for the law to change, said they felt fortunate to be able to celebrate their union.
The Supreme Court gave gays and lesbians the right to wed. Popular culture and public opinion continued to increasingly accept transgender identities and same-sex relationships. Corporate advocacy beat back state religious-freedom laws that would have provided a defense for discrimination.
Other older uses of rainbow flags include a symbol of peace. While this use of the rainbow flag originated in San Franciscoit is now used worldwide. Originally devised by artist Gilbert Bakerthe design has undergone several revisions since its debut infirst to remove colors then restore them based on availability of fabrics.