Irish gay marriage vote defeat for humanity - Vatican

2015-05-27 13:25

The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a 'defeat for humanity', a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.

Tony Abbott promises 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage

2015-05-27 09:41

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised a 'full and frank' debate on gay marriage in response to an opposition-backed push for reform, but says the issue was not a priority for his conservative government.

Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

2015-05-24 21:02

The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland is trying to come to terms with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needs a "new language" to connect to people.

Irish voters give nod to gay marriage

2015-05-23 14:26

Irish voters have backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country.

Irish PM: Create history by voting for gay marriage

2015-05-21 14:49

Prime Minister Enda Kenny has appealed to Ireland’s voters to support the legalisation of gay marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded government.

Bakery found guilty after refusing gay cake order

2015-05-19 13:40

A Northern Ireland bakery owned by devout Christians who refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was found guilty of discrimination in Belfast.

Ireland prepares historic referendum on gay marriage

2015-05-17 07:16

Ireland could become the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage in a historic referendum in this traditionally Catholic nation.

British gay woman in legal fight to settle in Hong Kong

2015-05-14 11:46

A gay British woman has launched a challenge against the Hong Kong government's refusal to grant her a visa to live in the territory with her partner, calling the decision "discriminatory".

Gay couple win UK surrogacy battle

2015-05-06 19:35

A baby girl conceived through surrogacy will be removed from her biological mother and live with her father and his gay partner instead, a High Court judge in Britain has ruled.

Kenyan VP slammed over homosexuality remarks

2015-05-04 19:56

Kenyan activists have criticised Vice President William Ruto after he said there was “no room” for homosexuality in Kenyan society.


India appoints 1st transgender chancellor

2015-05-27 12:35

India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a women's college.

Morocco jails three for homosexuality

2015-05-26 07:39

Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco.

Ireland celebrates after historic ‘yes’ vote for gay marriage

2015-05-24 12:24

Ireland has celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.

Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage

2015-05-22 12:07

Ireland took to the polls to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Mother seeks a groom for her son in India's first gay marriage advert

2015-05-20 21:15

A 57-year-old mother has placed India's first gay matrimonial advertisement, seeking a groom for her son, but it was not an easy task in a country where homosexuality is illegal, said her son.

Thousands in Chile's 'March for Equality' to support gay rights

2015-05-17 11:33

Thousands of people, many waving rainbow-colored flags, have gathered in Santiago for a 'March for Equality', pushing for Chile to acknowledge more gay rights.

I’m not homophobic, says Maimane

2015-05-16 08:02

Newly elected DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he does not believe it is a sin to be gay – or Muslim – and is “appalled” at accusations he is homophobic.

Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

2015-05-12 22:07

Vienna pedestrian traffic lights go red and green, gay and straight, to back tolerance

Australia PM brushes off gay ambassador flap

2015-05-06 10:12

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he was unaware the gay partner of his ambassador to France was asked to "wait in the car" during a recent tarmac greeting, insisting he didn’t concern himself with "trivia".

Kenya won't allow homosexuality, says VP Ruto

2015-05-04 10:49

Kenya will not allow homosexuality, Vice President William Ruto has reportedly said, adding that the practice is against Christianity and human nature.

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