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#Same-Sex Marriage

From TheJournal.ie 'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland Equality

'We've made history': First same-sex marriage takes place in Northern Ireland

“We didn’t set out to make history – we just fell in love,” Sharni Edwards said.

From TheJournal.ie Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law Northern Ireland

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

From TheJournal.ie From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North Tie The Knot

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North

The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.

From TheJournal.ie US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure Same-Sex Marriage

US Hallmark TV channel pulls ads with brides kissing after conservative pressure

The controversy from the ads was a distraction, a spokeswoman for the channel said.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland Change

Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland

The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year? Explainer

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

From TheJournal.ie 'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children Equality

'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children

The protest was held this afternoon outside the Department of Health building in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont? NI Assembly

Explainer: Why are some Northern Irish MLAs returning to Stormont?

Other parties are calling the return to Stormont a ‘stunt’.

From TheJournal.ie 'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland? Explainer

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October Westminster

Same-sex marriage and abortion to be legalised in North if no power-sharing by 21 October

Amendments relating to same-sex marriage and abortion were passed in the House of Commons today.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage Equality

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to pass legislation for same-sex marriage

Debate is ongoing over what, if any, provisions will be made for same-sex couples to adopt.

From TheJournal.ie Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says Marriage

Cuba to scrap same-sex marriage language from new constitution, official says

The decision was made despite public support nationwide for the reform.

From TheJournal.ie Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

From TheJournal.ie Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case Ruling

Top EU court rules same-sex partners have residency rights in landmark case

The ruling means same-sex partners of EU citizens have the right to live in any member state, even in countries that do not recognise gay marriage.

Comedian John Bishop called for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the North of Ireland

Bishop recently paid a visit to Northern Ireland and learned “a real lesson”.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony Rise In Humanism

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland same-sex marriage bill passes first stage in House of Lords

Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned.

From TheJournal.ie Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage Changing Minds

Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage

Theresa May has said she is “seriously disappointed” in the decision from the British overseas territory.

From TheJournal.ie Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia Australia

Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia

Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.

From TheJournal.ie 'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote Marriage Equality

'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote

Only a handful of politicians voted against the law change.

From TheJournal.ie Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives It's A Yes

Australian MP proposes during same-sex marriage debate in House of Representatives

Tim Wilson has reportedly been engaged to Ryan Bolger for nine years.

From TheJournal.ie 'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage Equality

'This means everything': Massive celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

61% of Australians have voted in favour of same-sex marriage.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport Citizenship

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

From TheJournal.ie Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail Tony Abbott

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

Wallabies star Folau 'respects all people' but 'will not support' same-sex marriage

Australia star Israel Folau’s refusal to support gay marriage led to a mixed reaction from the public on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum Explainer

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage does NOT breach human rights

A Belfast court made the ruling this afternoon.

An Australian MP caused major eye-rolls after suggesting that people in same-sex marriages are just 'mates'

It really raises the question of whether same-sex marriage referendums are ethical.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage Equality

Varadkar says it's 'only a matter of time' before North legalises same-sex marriage

The Taoiseach made the comments at a gay pride event in Belfast today.

From TheJournal.ie Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage Gay Marriage

Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released DUP

Arlene Foster's letter to Scottish government about same-sex marriage released

Last week Foster said she had no recollection of the letter.

From TheJournal.ie Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

From TheJournal.ie Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin Christianity This post contains videos

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

From TheJournal.ie Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause Not Happening

Australian opposition blocks marriage equality vote due to divisive debate it would cause

The Labor Party says the debate surrounding a referendum could be harmful to those in same-sex relationships and their families.

From TheJournal.ie The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride Marriage Equality

The artist behind Dublin's marriage equality mural is back with a piece for Belfast Pride

Joe Caslin’s mural in Dublin was one of the iconic images of last year’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie The day that Ireland changed forever Marriage Equality

The day that Ireland changed forever

One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.

From TheJournal.ie Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner Second Chance At Love

Former US senator (90) set to marry his same-sex partner

Harris Wofford had previously been married to a woman for almost 50 years.

Don't Tell The Bride's first same-sex wedding has a 1916 theme

This is gonna be great.

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