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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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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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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