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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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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