Gay marriage soon to be legalized in Northern Ireland?

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 5 January 2020) After a political-parliamentary vacuum since the end of 2016 in Northern Ireland, Julian Smith, the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, signed a new decree on 19 December 2019 to legalize gay marriage in Northern Ireland starting on 13 January 2020. Due to the twenty-eight-day ban, the [...]

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About 1 percent of same-sex households in the USA

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of November 30, 2019) According to current US population statistics for 2019, the US Census Bureau estimates that there are about 1.012 million households in the United States with same-sex couples, married or not. In addition, 191,000 children live with two fathers or two mothers. The statistics are still incomplete, but the [...]

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Ireland: Children of Same-sex Couples May Carry Both Parental Names

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 8 November 2019) Earlier this week, the Irish Minister of Health signed a bill allowing same-sex couples to register the names of both parents in their children’s birth certificates. The new rules will come into force on 5 May 2020, five years after the referendum that introduced marriage for everyone in [...]

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