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Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal
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Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal

With the decision of the Constitutional Court, Ecuador joins Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in South American recognising same-sex marriage.

After decades-long struggle, Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for LGBT rights in Asia
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After decades-long struggle, Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for LGBT rights in Asia

For veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei, Friday's weddings are the culmination of a three-decade long fight trying to persuade successive governments to change the law.

Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, provides couples with insurance and child custody rights
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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, provides couples with insurance and child custody rights

Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance, and child custody.

Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away
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Section 377 Verdict: Gay marriage, inheritance, adoption laws unlikely; 'majoritarian' view will keep State, SC away

The Supreme Court was able to read down Section 377 because right to equality guaranteed in the Constitution, but to legalise gay marriages, adoption or inheritance, requires legislative changes, something only the Parliament can do

Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 must spark further legal changes to end alienation of LGBT community
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Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 must spark further legal changes to end alienation of LGBT community

Members of the LGBT community are deprived of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

British lesbian wins landmark legal battle as Hong Kong's top court grants her spousal visa
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British lesbian wins landmark legal battle as Hong Kong's top court grants her spousal visa

A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision on Wednesday by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not recognised.

Top Philippine court hears landmark same-sex marriage case; hearing takes three years to schedule
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Top Philippine court hears landmark same-sex marriage case; hearing takes three years to schedule

The Philippines' top court heard arguments today for the legalisation of gay marriage, a historic first in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation.

SC to review Section 377 of IPC: How world has changed since apex court's 2013 verdict on homosexuality
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SC to review Section 377 of IPC: How world has changed since apex court's 2013 verdict on homosexuality

The world has also changed a lot since 2013. There are now over 25 countries around the world which allow homosexuality.

Australia signs same-sex marriage bill into law, weddings to be legal from Saturday
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Australia signs same-sex marriage bill into law, weddings to be legal from Saturday

Australia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament

Australia legalises same-sex marriage with landslide vote; PM Malcolm Turnbull calls it 'day for love and respect'
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Australia legalises same-sex marriage with landslide vote; PM Malcolm Turnbull calls it 'day for love and respect'

Australia's parliament passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage on Thursday, after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling

Australia's upper house senate passes bill paving way for legalisation of gay marriage
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Australia's upper house senate passes bill paving way for legalisation of gay marriage

Australia's upper house senate on Wednesday passed a bill paving the way for the legalisation of gay marriage.

Australia’s same-sex survey is historic, but it’s dangerous to put minority rights at majority's approval
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Australia’s same-sex survey is historic, but it’s dangerous to put minority rights at majority's approval

A plebiscite can go either way. What if the results of the survey favoured the ‘no’ votes?

Taiwan holds Asia's largest gay pride parade, thousands march in Taipei demanding legalisation of same-sex marriage
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Taiwan holds Asia's largest gay pride parade, thousands march in Taipei demanding legalisation of same-sex marriage

A sea of rainbow flags and glitzy costumes filled downtown Taipei, capital of Taiwan as tens of thousands marched in Asia's largest gay pride parade

Australia's ruling party to decide stance on gay marriage, leadership bitterly divided
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Australia's ruling party to decide stance on gay marriage, leadership bitterly divided

Australia's ruling party will attempt to resolve bitter internal differences over gay marriage at a special meeting on Monday.

Angela Merkel votes against same-sex marriage in Germany but eases resistance to measure
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Angela Merkel votes against same-sex marriage in Germany but eases resistance to measure

Though Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against same-sex marriage, she paved the way for its passage by freeing other members of her party to vote their 'conscience'

UK Election 2017: Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations after reaching 'outline agreement' with DUP
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UK Election 2017: Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations after reaching 'outline agreement' with DUP

British prime minister Theresa May reached an "outline agreement" with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party in order to be able to govern.

Taiwan's landmark ruling in favour of gay marriage possible because of Chi Chia-wei's 30-year-long activism
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Taiwan's landmark ruling in favour of gay marriage possible because of Chi Chia-wei's 30-year-long activism

Draped with rainbow flags and waving a huge rainbow banner, celebrated activist Chi Chia-wei stood triumphant in front of cheering crowds after Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage.

Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage
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Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage

A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark ruling that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Taiwan may become first Asian country to legalise gay marriage, as landmark court decision looms
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Taiwan may become first Asian country to legalise gay marriage, as landmark court decision looms

Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday, when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling
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Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality.