Northern Ireland: A Valentine’s Day Not Like Any Other…

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 15 February 2020) A lesbian couple has entered into the first first same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. On February 11, 2020, 26-year-old Robyn Peoples, a janitor from Belfast, married 27-year-old pizzeria employee Sharni Edwards from Brighton, England. The two young women, who have been together for six years, made their union [...]

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Switzerland: Referendum on criminal status of homophobia to come before homosexual marriage

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 28 December 2019) Should Switzerland consider homophobia the same way as discrimination on racial, ethnic or religious grounds, i.e. as a crime punishable under Article 261 bis of the Swiss Penal Code? This is the subject of a referendum in Switzerland, which is to be held on 9 February 2020. If [...]

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Competition of the most inclusive American cities: And the winners are…

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 11 December 2019) At the 8th annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) in the USA, 88 of the 506 cities rated scored the maximum of 100 points for their policies towards the LGBT population. For this ranking, under the supervision of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in collaboration with the Equality Federation [...]

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