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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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Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in First for Asia

Taiwan’s parliament passed Asia’s first marriage equality law overnight as more than 40,000 stood in the streets outside the legislature. Taiwan is the first Asian country to legalize marriage between same-sex couples. The moment marriage equality passed in Taiwan today @lborogeog pic.twitter.com/UOAcyBddud— Sarah Holloway (@ProfSLHolloway) May 17, 2019 The Guardian reports: “Lawmakers on Friday comfortably passed part of a bill that would allow gay couples to enter into “exclusive permanent unions” and apply for marriage registration with government agencies.” The NYT adds: “The legislature faced a deadline imposed by Taiwan’s...
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