The Virginia House of Delegates on Feb. Introduced by Del. Sullivan began working on it after reading about a gay couple in his district who became wrapped up in a legal battle in Wisconsin to gain custody of their son.
Taiwan made history last week by becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Activists, however, say the fight is not yet over. When same-sex couples will be officially allowed to register for marriage starting tomorrow May 24M.
This gay couple is in an unexpected fight for their daughter to be an American citizen through brave activism. James was born and raised in the U. Simone was born in the U.
That year, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted to legalize same-sex weddings, but the DUP blocked it using a veto intended to protect minority rights. The British government has refused to impose gay marriage on the region, which had a population of 1. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland has had no functioning government for over two years, after a power-sharing agreement between the DUP and Sinn Fein, the main republican party, collapsed. Gay marriage is one of the issues keeping the two sides apart, with Sinn Fein for and the DUP against.
As a transgender pastor of a small Hong Kong church that welcomes all sexualities, Marrz Balaoro wants to conduct religious marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples but fears arrest -- a battle he is now taking to the courts. Despite growing support for gay marriage in the international financial hub, campaigners have made little headway against stiff opposition from the city's successive pro-Beijing governments and religious conservatives. But now an unprecedented legal challenge filed by the Filipino Reverend Balaoro turns the more commonly heard religious argument opposing gay marriage on its head.
As it turns out, the State Department has stuck to its posture in this kind of case for years — dating back before the Trump administration. Israeli citizen Elad Dvash-Banks and American citizen Andrew Dvash-Banks were married in Canada in and had two sons via surrogates there in before moving to California. Andrew is the biological father of Aiden and Elad is the biological father of Ethan, but both fathers are legal parents of both kids.
In Januarythe year-old activist began receiving death threats after he was outed on the front page of the Jamaica Observer after marrying Tom Decker, a Canadian national, in Toronto. A photo which accompanied the story showed Tomlinson and Decker smiling and holding hands as their marriage was signed into law. At the time, Tomlinson taught human rights law at the University of Technology, Jamaica, in Kingston.
Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li yesterday posed the question if a gay couple's fight for spousal benefits would "chisel away the institution of marriage" in Hong Kong. Senior immigration officer Angus Leung Chun-kwong has taken his appeal against the government to the Court of Final Appeal, demanding that the husband he married in New Zealand be able to enjoy the same civil servant spousal benefits as those of his heterosexual colleagues. They are also seeking the right to jointly declare their taxes. As the trial started yesterday, Ma said the different benefits in society differentiate heterosexual marriage from other unrecognized marriage forms.
However, that joy soon turned to mourning when they learned the government refused to grant one of their 2-year-olds citizenship. According to the U. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a child born abroad may become a U.