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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Book Censorship Today

(Blogmensgo, gay blog of 5 October 2019) From 22 to 28 September 2019, the Banned Books Week took place once again. And as already mentioned here in 2016, almost any excuse to ban books seems good, regardless of the country or place of prohibition and regardless of the content of the books concerned. Many websites, [...]

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