(Blogmensgo, gay blog April 13, 2015) If you have a bit of culture, you know that Geneva is not the capital of Switzerland. If you have a lot of culture, you know that Geneva is the gay capital of Switzerland on the night of 16 to 17 May 2015. In partnership with MensGo, yes we go!
(Blogmensgo, gay blog March 27, 2015) The territory of Puerto Rico is preparing to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages legally contracted elsewhere without legalizing gay marriage on its own soil. This stems from what the governor announced on March 20, 2015, and has changed their position on marriage between persons of the same sex.
Puerto Rican law – not yet amended – states (31.1.III.29 § 221) that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. The same article specifically prohibits “any marriage between persons of the same sex or transgender,” even if such marriages were contracted in other jurisdictions than in Puerto Rico.
“We felt that there was no reason” to defend such a text, said Cesar Miranda, Puerto Rican Secretary of State for Justice. “The state can not favor such discrimination,” he said.
As Alejandro Garcia Padilla to the governor, he said he changed his mind despite “[his] religious beliefs” Catholicism is shared by 85% of its citizens.
The turnaround of the two leaders followed a ruling by the US District Court in Boston with jurisdiction over Puerto Rico.
In a decision taken on 21 October 2014 Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez had refused to consider incompatible with the 14 th Amendment the Puerto Rico ban gay marriage, based on a previous judgment made by the Supreme Court there are over forty years (in 1972).
Ricky Martin, the most famous native of the archipelago, immediately welcomed this decision.
Weddings recognition arrangements homos celebrated elsewhere as Puerto Rico have not been specified. For example, it is unclear whether this recognition also concern expatriate Puerto Ricans, even those who go elsewhere just to get married and return immediately.
Comment. Puerto Rico has formally decided not to support the ban on gay and lesbian marriage in its territory. Without legislation in its favor.
We are almost there, but not there yet.
Puerto Rico, for its status associated territory but not incorporated in the United States, is expected to apply all US federal laws except those that are “locally inapplicable” (according to Wikipedia ).
This means that even if the US Supreme Court held unconstitutional the ban on gay marriage, Puerto Rico may well refuse to comply with a judgment of federal scope.
(Blogmensgo, gay blog March 26, 2015) This festival is from 26 to 28 June 2015, in the Paris Longchamp racecourse which will host the 17th edition of Solidays. The festival has just announced its final musical program. And like every year, the proceeds will be going towards research against HIV / AIDS.
Below is a great trailer for Solidays (and if the video does not engage, it is here ):
The programming of the 2015 vintage promises moments of intense auditory intoxication. Not because of alcohol – which is forbidden on the site during the three days of the festival – but by the grace of dozens of artists, including thirty headliners including twenty-three new participants.
Let’s start with the end. This is the last day that happens my favorite band, Moriarty. Franco-American group released a new album called Epitaph, April 13, 2015. Below, “Milena”, an extract from the same album.
Without excessive name-dropping, I will only mention in this paragraph the only artists that I know by at least one song. Rest assured, the list is short.
For the day of Friday, Izïa is the only of twelve names evoking any auditory memory. Yes, I know, I have aged a bit. – After scouring the ears
Yael Naim, Barbès National Orchestra and composed my I Am terra cognita of Saturday .
And on Sunday, in addition to Moriarty, there will Vianney, Mademoiselle K and Zebda.
But it seems that the seats are still available for the festival of around 80 performers that are expected to attend Longchamp Racecourse. For a more complete picture – and less ignorant – programming, click on the name of each of the three days (and nights) above.
Tickets are selling up fast, so if you want to go, you need to book now.
Note that like every year, Solidays sets up an important operation for information and prevention around sexuality and HIV / AIDS.
Finally, an English song about a girl who is his father Izia, danger of Jacques Higelin.