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June 29, 2024 6:15 PM

Mass same-sex wedding sparks a rainbow of love in Mexico

Over a hundred same-sex couples tied the knot on Friday (June 28) in a group ceremony that was both romantic and political as part of Mexico City's gay pride celebrations month. According to reports, 147 couples expressed their commitment to one another in a heartwarming gathering, epitomizing their years-long fight for equal rights. The ceremony started with a concert by the Gay Choir of Mexico City, followed by a civil ritual to exchange vows and formalize the marriage. Mexico City was in t...

June 21, 2024 5:24 PM

Namibian court declares laws banning gay sex unconstitutional

A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in a landmark win for the LGBTQ community in the southern African country. The case was brought by Namibian activist Friedel Dausab with the support of British-based non-governmental organisation Human Dignity Trust. Dausab said he was "just happy" after the court's decision. "It's a great day for Namibia," he said. "It won't be a crime to love anymore." Consensual sa...

June 18, 2024 2:20 PM

Thailand passes landmark bill recognising marriage equality

Thailand's Senate passed the final reading of a marriage equality law on Tuesday, paving the way for the country to become the third territory in Asia to recognise same-sex couples after Nepal and Taiwan. The law gained the support of nearly all upper house lawmakers and will be sent to the palace for royal approval. The law will come into force 120 days after it is published in the royal gazette. LGBTQ+ advocates called the move a "monumental step forward" as it would make Thailand th...

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