Belgium Hiring Public Officials Independently of Their Gender

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of December 23, 2015) The Belgian Selection Office for Public Administration (Selor = Bureau de sélection de l’administration fédérale) is now recruiting public officials independently of their gender. The choice is now: Male (H), female (F) or undecided (X). In addition to the existing fields for Female (F) and Male (H = [...]

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Irish Parliament Prohibits Layoffs for Religious Reasons

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of December 9, 2015) On December 2, 2015, the Lower House of the Irish parliament (Dáil Éirann) unanimously repealed any homophobic discrimination in employment based on religious grounds. This amendment of the Employment Equality Act still needs to be ratified by the head of state. The Upper House (Seanad Éireann) has already [...]

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Surprising Statistics about Gay Marriage in the USA

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of December 6, 2015) Depending on the state, statistics on gay marriage vary widely within the US. People in North Dakota are still rather homophobic, whereas Virginia is a “model student.” The statistics do not cover the same periods because Virginia legalized gay marriage already on October 6, 2014, and North Dakota [...]

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