Oct 242014
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 24 October 2014) The mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, validated 16 gay and lesbian marriages on municipal civil registries, October 18, 2014, illegally … for now.

Married in Rome, Italy, as those before them Begles in France. © DR.

Married in Rome, Italy, as those before them Begles in France. © DR.

All these marriages were first contracted in states and countries where gay marriage is legal. Italy has still not legalized marriage or same-sex civil unions or even gay. Ten days before the ceremony orchestrated by Ignazio Marino, the interior minister produced a circular prohibiting transcription same

sex marriages contracted abroad on civil registration in Italy. Meanwhile, an appeal court nullified a gay marriage approved April 9, 2014 by the Court of Grosseto.

Real Wedding? Fake marriage? No matter: love marriage ... © DR.

Real Wedding? Fake marriage? No matter: love marriage … © DR.

The event was recorded, with supporting photographs, both on the website and the official Facebook page of Rome.

A first step towards the legalization of gay marriage? © DR.

A first step towards the legalization of gay marriage? © DR.

The Minister of the Interior and the prefecture said illegal initiative and the diocese of Rome has strongly criticized. Meanwhile, the synod of the Catholic Church was addressing issues related to homosexuality and decided to make no decision.

The mayors of Bologna, Milan and Turin have also chosen not to apply the ministerial circular prohibiting transcription gay marriages abroad.

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

Philca & Matt / MensGo

To share, bookmark, send or print this text (click for extra choices)
Oct 082014
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog October 8, 2014) The Federal Supreme Court denied on October 6, 2014, to decide urgently on the constitutionality of the ban on gay marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The road to gay marriage is therefore provisionally free in these five states.

Below is a story on the home of the new by gays and lesbians couples settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

The Supreme Court held that the referral by the five states could only be on the bottom. Decisions Court of Appeals therefore remain applicable as of right and not subject to appeal suspension. In other words, until the Supreme Court rules on the merits, the prohibition of marriage between persons of the same sex in these states is unconstitutional.

This non-decision of the highest American court door 19 to 24 the number of states that must be considered ipso facto as to the legality of gay and lesbian marriages.

Eleven other states are affected by similar or identical cases, up to 30 states could soon be asked to consider same-sex marriage legal. These states include North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Kansas, West Virginia and Wyoming, these six States citizen to three federal courts of appeal upon which the five states in which the Supreme Court has shut up.

[ Update of October 8, 2014 . This same court just ruled unconstitutional the ban on gay marriage in Nevada (which the government chose not to defend) and Idaho (which is likely to bring the case before the Court Supreme Federal). It is therefore now 26 states where gay and lesbian marriage to be considered legal.]

The decision not to decide anything right now definitely has surprised many observers. Including the LGBT community, which welcomes pending Grand Soir a final decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
Federal Supreme Court appears to have chosen not to act as the decisions of the courts of federal appellate courts will not contradict himself. For now, they are all in favor of gay marriage.

Some believe that the Supreme Court wants to give it time. That is to say, it allows time for gays and lesbians couples to marry and decide definitively once the situation will become inextricably … favorable to gay marriage.
So she had carried in the 1960s, by not ruling on interracial marriage that once these, in 1967, came to the manners in 34 states.

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

Philca & Matt / MensGo
(via the entire American press of 6 October 2014, in particular the New York Times )

To share, bookmark, send or print this text (click for extra choices)
Oct 022014
 

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 02 October 2014) On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, the British monthly Gay Times Magazine awarded the title of “gay icon” to 30 personalities, including Tony Blair. The former prime minister, who is honoured for his iconic action for LGBT rights during his national mandates.

Gay Times Magazine: Website | Facebook

Tony Blair, gay icon? Of course! Gay Times.

Tony Blair, gay icon? Of course! Gay Times.

Gay Times Magazine claims to be the oldest gay magazine still active. It monthly sells paper and digital versions, but it reveals little of its content online.
What we do know is that Tony Blair and 29 other officials – including those referred to a number in September 2014 – are among the icons Gay of the past three decades.

The appointment of Tony Blair, 61, follows the gains made during his ten years (1997-2007) to the uncrowned head of the UK.

This decade the business has enabled him to legalize gay or lesbian adoption (2002), transformed into crime homophobia at work (2003), obtaining the right of sex change for trans (2004), create a homosexual civil partnerships or civil partnership (2005).

Tony Blair? Even his tie is iconic ... © Gaytimes.co.uk.

Tony Blair? Even his tie is iconic … © Gaytimes.co.uk.

It was also under the Blair government that the military has finally been able to work in the army without staying in the closet and that the age of consent was lowered to 16 years even for relations between homosexuals.

Comment. Which French politician leading – I repeat, leading – could have been included in such a record?

Robert Badinter, a former justice minister and Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris old? They never really part of the “inner circle” policy despite their media will.
And it’s not an insult to Roselyne Bachelot and Jean-Luc Romero not to include in this list, despite the exceptional quality of their political commitment.

So in France, no political figure of comparable stature has worked as much as Tony Blair in favor of LGBT rights over the past three decades. Worse, no personality of the same caliber has only half, a third or a quarter of what Tony Blair achieved. Which said he was “proud” to have been distinguished by Gay Times Magazine . Indeed, there is something to be proud of. Hats off to you, Mr Blair!

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

Philca / MensGo
(via The Guardian )

To share, bookmark, send or print this text (click for extra choices)