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Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas back gay marriage in Northern Ireland

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas have backed a new campaign to end the ban on gay marriage in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK not to allow same-sex unions, five years after marriage equality was introduced in England, Scotland and Wales. Now, a filmmaker who was kicked out of the Irish Presbyterian Church for being gay has launched the #LoveIsAllWeHave campaign, hoping to put an end to the discrimination. Matt Hyndman created an emotive short film for the campaign,...
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Gay meteorologist proposes to Twister fan boyfriend in front of storm

A meteorologist asked his boyfriend to marry him in front of a dramatic storm. Meteorologist Joey Krastel, 27, proposed to his boyfriend, Chris Scott, a fan of the 1996 film Twister, in Kansas. Krastel posted a photo of the romantic proposal on Instagram, with the caption: “The 2 loves of my life.” Krastel, a risk analyst for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, saw his first tornado at the age of four. Speaking NBC News, he said: “It was at that moment where I knew everything I wanted to do from...
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Alabama to stop issuing marriage licenses in gay wedding workaround

Alabama is to stop issuing marriage licenses to circumvent conservative judges opposed to same-sex unions. The Alabama House of Representatives voted for the change in response to a handful of probate judges who have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. About six of Alabama’s 68 probate judges made the decision after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of marriage equality in 2015. Under state law, they “may” issue marriage licenses, but are not obligated to do so. Under the bill passed by the house on Thursday (May 23),...
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First Gay Couple Marries in Taiwan as Marriage Equality Comes to Asia: WATCH

Gay couples began marrying today in Taiwan on Friday, bringing marriage equality to a part of the world it has never seen. Shane Lin and Marc Yan married at the Xinyi District Household Registration Office in Taipei this morning. The couple was the first to arrive at the government office to officially register as a married couple, MSN reports: “Outside the government building, crowds gathered as Taiwan officially opened for the first time the Household Registration Office for same-sex couples on May 24. LGBT rights supporters were delighted at the...
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Taiwan: Hundreds of newly wed gay couples make history

Today (May 24), hundreds of gay couples in Taiwan are celebrating their new marriages after the country became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex weddings. Up to 280 couples are expected to get married on the day that a new law legalising same-sex marriage comes into effect, one week after parliament approved same-sex marriage legislation. Government offices opened at 8.30am TST this morning and gay couples were waiting to walk inside and, after a brief registration process, come out legally wed. Up to 150 couples were expected to wed...
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Alabama TV Station Won’t Show Mr. Ratburn’s Gay Marriage Episode of ‘Arthur’ and Has No Plans To

Alabama Public Television showed a re-run of Arthur rather than the groundbreaking episode in which Mr. Ratburn is revealed to be gay and married. NBC News reports: “Mike McKenzie, director of programming at APT, told NBC News on Monday that PBS sent a message to stations in mid-April alerting them ‘to possible viewer concerns about the content of the program.’ After he and others at APT viewed the episode, they decided not to broadcast it and showed a re-run instead. McKenzie said the network has no plans to air it.”...
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Trump on Pete Buttigieg’s Marriage to Chasten: ‘I Think It’s Great’ — WATCH

Ahead of a FOX News town hall with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Donald Trump was asked in a taped interview with the network what he thought of Buttigieg appearing on stage with his husband Chasten. Asked reporter Steve Hilton: “Putting aside policy disagreements, don’t you think it’s just great to see the fact that you’ve got a guy there on the stage with his husband and it’s normal. Isn’t it a sign of great progress?” Replied Trump: “I think it’s absolutely fine, I do. I think it’s great. I...
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