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Austrian Same-Sex Marriage Willkommen in 2019

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Starting 2019 same-sex couples can wed in the land where edelweiss grows in the alpine meadows. Austria’s Constitutional Court reversed a law that limited same-sex unions to be designated as civil partnerships. Austria is just catching up in the modern game, now being the 16th European nation to institute marriage equality. Germany, Spain, Belgium, the…

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Cleric Urges Faithful To Bless Prince George With ‘Fine Young Gentleman’

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Comments from the Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth have created something of a sticky wicket within the Church of England. In a blog post on Thursday, the notable gay rights advocate encouraged Anglican Communion adherents to “pray in the privacy of their hearts (or in public if they dare) for the Lord to bless Prince George…

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Wedding Bells To Ring In January For Oldest Australian Same-Sex Couple

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On Wednesday Australians, in a public opinion referendum, voted to endorse same-sex marriage by a margin of 62% to 38%. The voluntary mail ballot turnout was 79.5%. The vote of approval paves the way for parliament to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, hopefully before the holidays. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball encouraged same-sex couples to embark…

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Same Sex Marriages Begin Today In Germany

Politics  

Heil Homos! The first queer marriages have finally taken place in Germany, just three months after the country legalized same-sex marriage. While the country has allowed same-sex couples to engage in registered partnerships since 2001, this is a giant step forward for queer rights in Deutschland. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, who have been together…

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Trump Nominee: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Could Lead To Legalization Of Pedophilia’

Politics  

Once one rock is overturned and thrown to the side, we see other stuff crawling around. Trump’s pick for Department of Agriculture’s Chief SCIENTIST is a real pip. Sam Clovis—a conservative who has spent time as talk show host, political activist, and candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa—has no scientific background. What he does have…

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Cheers! Queer Couple To Wed In Every Country Recognizing Same Sex-Marriage

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European artists Fleur Pierets and Julian P. Boom will be having a wedding in each of 24 countries in which same-sex marriage is legal. A real-life couple of seven years, “JF. Pierets,” as they call themselves, have entitled the art project “22.” When the idea sprang to life, only 22 nations recognized same-sex marriage. Malta…

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Captain Planet Joins The Fight For Marriage Equality Down Under

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With a single Facebook post, Captain Planet, the muscle-bound animated ‘90s superhero/eco-warrior, has come out in favor of a ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage in Australia.   The vote is scheduled for August 24, and the “yes” campaign is pulling out all the stops to bring equality to Australia. Captain Planet is the latest voice…

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Marriage Equality Under Attack in Texas

Politics  

Houston we have a problem. Marriage equality is under attack in Texas. In a recent decision, the nine member, all Republican Texas Superior Court has reversed the lower court decision affirming that married same-sex couples are entitled to all benefits accorded by law to their heterosexual counterparts.   In writing the unanimous decision, Justice Jeff…

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Germany Edges Towards Marriage Equality

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Time to plan your gay wedding at this year’s Oktoberfest in Berlin, or Munich or Hamburg or Cologne!   Pending an expected final approval vote from the upper house of Germany’s Parliament, same-sex marriage will become the law of the land this fall in Germany.   Angela Merkel, in anticipation of a tough election in…

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