Category Archives: Society

Botswana Ends Punishments for Homosexuality

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 12, 2019) The Botswana High Court in Gaborone (i.e. the Supreme Court) has declared the articles of the Penal Code that punish consensual homosexual relationships between adults to be unconstitutional, discriminatory and against the public interest. The immediate consequence of the judgment of June 11, 2019, unanimously delivered by a…
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Increase in Same-sex Weddings in Tasmania

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of June 9, 2019) Of the 2569 weddings in Tasmania in 2018, 139 were same-sex weddings, corresponding to about 5.4%. The movement is taking up speed: Tasmania had already registered 51 homosexual weddings in the first quarter of 2019. Around 2274 heterosexual couples got married in Tasmania in 2017, and the first…
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Finally: Taiwan Legalizes Gay Marriage

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of May 29, 2019) In Taiwan, the legalization of same-sex marriage came into force on May 24, 2019. This makes the island the first Asian country where same-sex marriages can take place. The Taiwanese parliament (Legislative Yuan) had passed a law on May 17 in third reading and with narrow majority, which…
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