Two more prominent members of the right wing of the Australian Labor Party have gone public with their support for marriage equality – saying their Western Sydney and rural electorates are now ready for the reform.
Watson MP Tony Burke revealed his change of mind yesterday, saying the success of the referendum in Ireland had convinced him that same-sex marriage in Australia was now an inevitability.
‘The referendum in Ireland should leave every Australian politician in no doubt,’ Burke said in a statement, ‘The debate about marriage equality will only end with one decision. That decision w
Huckabee stated Supreme Court is not 'the supreme being', so will not listen to their ruling
Anti-gay US Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has suggested he would ignore any supreme court rulings on same-sex marriage should he win the election in 2016.
When he announced he was running for president on 5 May, he stated: ’Many of our politicians have surrendered to the false god of judicial supremacy, which would allow black-robed and unelected judges the power to make law as well as enforce it.’
Explaining his position to Fox News on Sunday (24 May), Huckabee said: ’The supreme c
Hong Kong's parliament could debate same-sex unions by the end of the year.
The city's first openly gay lawmaker Ray Chan said Sunday (24 May) that he had proposed a bill to discuss the legalization of same-sex civil partnerships earlier this year.
'In January this year, I submitted a motion to the Legislative Council urging the government to conclude a civil union law, and legislate to protect the rights of same-sex couples,' he wrote on Facebook.
'The earliest it will be debated is later this year.'
This would make Hong Kong the second place in East Asia to debate
Taiwanese presidential hopeful Shih Ming-teh on Sunday (24 May) said he will allow gay couples to marry and give them the same rights as straight couples if he is elected.
The 74-year-old said posted an article about the Irish referendum on Facebook with the comment, 'If only I was elected president, in fact the Legislative Yuan wouldn't need to pass any new bills.'
According to the constitution, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights passed by the legislature in 2009 are considered
Celebrities have expressed their joy over the landslide victory for marriage equality in the Irish referendum.
Whether they celebrated in person, like actor Andrew Scott, or in the form of tweets, famous supporters of equality have voiced their opinion on yesterday’s decisive result.
Irish actors Andrew Scott, best known for his role as Moriarty in the BBC adaption of Sherlock, and John Butler, known for The Stag and TV roles, celebrated the result together and looked very ecstatic.
In the United States, while playing a concert in Phoenix as part of their World Tour,
Northern Ireland is facing increasing pressure over its stance on same-sex marriage after Ireland voted Yes in Friday’s (22 May) referendum.
Unlike in the rest of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland still prohibits same-sex marriage; England, Wales and Scotland legalized it last year.
Last month was the fourth time the Northern Ireland Assembly rejected a motion, initiated by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness, to hold a referendum for same-sex marriage - with 47 votes in support and 49 against.
McGuiness welcomed the Irish result yesterday, calling Ireland ‘tolerant, pluralist and