Jun 302015
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 30 June 2015) Gays and lesbians couples the right to marry in all 50 states in the United States, the Supreme Court decided in a judgment of 26 June 2015 by five votes against four.

Below, the BBC announced the good news:

The case presented before the highest court, not originally concerned that four states (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) that prohibit gay marriage and refuse to recognize unions between same sex under the pretext that marriage can only unite a man and a woman. The Supreme Court has extended the scope of its decision not only to these four states, but the 50 EU states. So also in all 14 states that banned gay marriage so far.

Parties opposed to this decision now have three weeks to contest the judgment of 26 June Its implementation will not be immediate. The judgments of the Supreme Court usually become applicable 25 days after their publication. But it is likely that here and there within 14 slingers States, officials of civil status will have at heart to issue marriage licenses to gay couples without waiting for the expiry of the appeal period.

The Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles believes that there are 390,000 same-sex married couples in the US, four out of ten gay couples.The gay and lesbian marriage is legal in 36 states, or after a referendum or a parliamentary vote after or – most often the case – after a court ruling.

The judgment of the Supreme Court actually consists of two separate decisions. It is Justice Anthony Kennedy (supported by his colleagues Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor) who wrote the majority decision favorable to gay marriage. The judges Alito, Scalia and Thomas have made known their disagreement through the pen of Judge John Roberts.

Comment. Yes! They did it! :)

We will of course next week, this historical judgment. No doubt that from this weekend, wherever the Gay Pride have planned to tonitruer their sound systems, it will celebrate dry! Yes! Yes! Yes! : Mrgreen:

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo
(via the entire American press of 26 June 2015)

 

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Jun 302015
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 30 June 2015) There will be a before and after June 26 The proof is in the White House, which has offered a facelift – virtual, but friendly.

Before June 26th, 2015:

he White House informed. © White House / Lawrence Jackson.

he White House informed. © White House / Lawrence Jackson.

After June 26th, 2015:

The White House, lit by the Federal Supreme Court (screenshot).

The White House, lit by the Federal Supreme Court (screenshot).

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo

 

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Jun 182015
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 19 June 2015) Some 8000 people participated on 13 June 2015, in the 14 th Gay Pride Romande in Sion in the Swiss canton of Valais.  Some patrol police took advantage of the great sunshine after finding the festive and peaceful nature of the event (officially titled Pride).

Below, a film shot inside the procession. The Dreams of the music irresistibly evokes the voice of Nico missed.

Nearly 5,000 people participated in the parade in the center of Sion, while 3,000 people attended the parade. The Pride 2015 will therefore recorded a peak of 15% to 30% higher than the expectations of the organizers. It is also twice that during the 2001 Pride of Sion.

This year, organizers have relied on 150 volunteers. It was only the second time that Pride was held in French-speaking Valais.

Although the organizers did not provide any dress or set of demands, slogans highlighted the struggle for equal rights. Not without humor, in the image of “Let’s Valais the same” or “Combat queens for equality”.

The Socialist Stéphane Rossini , National Advisor (deputy) of Valais and President of the National Council (lower house parliamentary representation), said he was “happy to break the taboo that homosexuality is a disease or weakness of nature” .

Below, Stephane Rossini reaffirms his active support for Pride 2015 Sion

Several divergent voices, including that of Jean-Marie Lovey, Bishop of Sion, had spoken against holding a Gay Pride in Valais in general and especially in Sion, on the grounds that homosexuality does not conform to their conception of human nature.

Relatives of the far right had created upstream of the event, a Facebook page hostile to the Pride of Sion. Members of a fundamentalist splinter group of Catholic priests had even announced the holding of a demonstration against-which ultimately did not happen.

Having already hosted the Pride Romade in 2013, Fribourg retake the role next year.  The actual parade will be held on June 25, 2016, but stamped pride events will be help from 24 to 26 June 2015.

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Philca & Matt / MensGo
(via Tribune de Genève and 13 June Dialogai of 15 June 2015)

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