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#WeAreFamilyToo: LGBT groups push for marriage equality outside SC

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Despite challenges faced by various LGBT groups, they are hopeful that it is the most opportune time to fight for marriage equality

Supporters for gender equality rally in front of the Supreme Court hearing the petition on sane sex marriage. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on same-sex marriage

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The oral arguments will give marriage equality advocates their most-awaited day in court

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Openly gay lawyer Jesus Falcis has a once in a lifetime opportunity to defend in oral arguments at the Supreme Court his stance for same-sex marriage. Photo by Rappler

Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

Dec 09, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The first weddings are expected on January 9

JUST LOVE. Supporters of the same-sex marriage 'Yes' vote gather to celebrate the announcement in a Sydney park on November 15, 2017. Photo by William West/AFP

Australia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Dec 07, 2017 - 3:06 PM

(UPDATED) All but 4 MPs in the 150-seat House of Representatives vote in support of marriage equality, after the Senate passed the bill 43-12 last week

THEY SAID YES. Equality ambassadors and volunteers from the The Equality Campaign gather in front of Parliament House in Canberra on December 7, 2017, ahead of the parliamentary vote on Same Sex Marriage. Sean Davey/AFP

Australian Senate passes gay marriage bill in key step

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) The law is expected to pass through the lower house of parliament comfortably in coming weeks after most lawmakers agree to honor 'the will of Australians'

MARRIAGE EQUALITY. Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, 2017.  Peter Parks/AFP

Celebrations as Australians back same-sex marriage

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Thousands of marriage equality supporters take to parks and squares across the vast continent, hugging, dancing and singing under clouds of glitter when the results of the two-month-long postal survey are announced

JUST LOVE. Supporters of the same-sex marriage 'Yes' vote gather to celebrate the announcement in a Sydney park on November 15, 2017. William West/AFP

Australians say 'yes' to gay marriage

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:28 AM

(UPDATED) Same-sex couples could be able to marry by Christmas, but first parliament must adopt legislation giving the non-binding vote result the force of law

FOR EQUALITY. Protesters at a pro same-sex marriage rally hold up banners at a protest in Sydney on September 23, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia court dismisses challenge to gay marriage postal vote

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The decision means ballot papers will be sent out as scheduled next week with results known in November

'VOTE YES.'A woman looks at a Vote Yes sign in a shop window supporting same-sex marriage in Sydney on September 7, 2017. William West/AFP

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Same sex marriage advocates launch legal action in Australia s highest court against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue calling it divisive and harmful

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Polls indicate popular support in Australia for marriage equality but the issue has dragged on for more than a decade amid political wrangling over the best way to vote on the issue

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Same-sex marriage push divides Merkel's ruling coalition

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The reform would grant full marital rights including child adoption to gay and lesbian couples who in Germany are now only able to enter so called civil unions

MARRIAGE RIGHTS. This file photo taken on April 30, 2017 shows activists stretching a giant rainbow banner in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, during a demonstration calling on the Russian President to put an end to the persecution of gay men in Chechnya.  File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Taiwan top court rules in favor of gay marriage

May 24, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Taiwan s constitutional court gives the government two years to implement the ruling

A LANDMARK DECISION. Same-sex activists hug outside the parliament in Taipei on May 24, 2017 as they celebrate the landmark decision paving the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Hope in Taiwan ahead of landmark gay marriage ruling

May 22, 2017 - 1:17 PM

Taiwan is seen as one of the most progressive societies in the region when it comes to gay rights Momentum is gathering since President Tsai Ing wen – who has openly supported marriage equality – came to power last May

FOR GAY RIGHTS. This picture taken on May 19, 2017 shows Taiwanese gay rights campaigner Chi Chia-wei, 59, posing for a photograph with a flag during an exhibition in Taipei. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Top 10 Facebook moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

What topics did you like comment on or share this 2015? Rappler picks the top global and national events that dominated the Facebook news feeds of Filipinos

Slovenia court allows referendum on gay marriage

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:59 PM

The court s decision comes after parliament in March adopted a bill giving same sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Lea Salonga: Twisting my words on same-sex marriage is 'ungodlike'

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:13 PM

The acclaimed Broadway actress says her remarks on same sex marriage were twisted and misinterpreted in a CBCP News report

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Lea Salonga asks: 'Are you just blindly following religion?'

Aug 10, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The critically acclaimed singer urges critics of the RH law and same sex marriage not to let other people decide their stance on the controversial issues

VOCAL ADVOCATE. Acclaimed Filipino singer Lea Salonga says critics of the RH law and same-sex marriage should critically examine their reasons for opposing the controversial issues. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Same-sex couples denied marriage in QC, vows battle not over

Aug 03, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The move is in support of lawyer Jesus Falcis Supreme Court petition for marriage equality in the Philippines

Two women in love: From Pampanga to Manila and back

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:10 PM

An office romance brings two women to two cities They end up at the altar

CBCP on gay marriage ruling: Church cares for all

Jun 28, 2015 - 12:28 AM

While sticking to Church doctrine Catholic bishops vow to revisit our concepts and presuppositions after the US Supreme Court favored same sex marriage

PRIDE MARCH. Filipinos join a march to celebrate gay pride in the Philippines on June 27, 2015, a day after the US Supreme ruled that gay marriage is legal. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

12 best quotes, excerpts from #LoveWins decision

Jun 27, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The Court s opinion articulates why the law could no longer block what the justices call a fundamental right See 12 quotes and excerpts here:

Dear god, why the love ban?

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Marriage equality is just among the LGBT movement s goals The main struggle however is for societies to finally free themselves from gender based discrimination

Thoughts on same-sex marriage over brunch

Mar 19, 2015 - 7:47 AM

A piece of paper will not make a difference in how much they love each other but it will make a huge difference in being able to own and share property visit each other in the hospital or pass on an inheritance should one die

Australia's first gay marriages held ahead of court ruling

Dec 07, 2013 - 11:49 AM

A looming court decision may have implications on the country s first gay marriages celebrated on December 7 Saturday

Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand

Aug 19, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Vows were exchanged in venues ranging from an airliner cruising at 30 000 feet 9 150 meters to a historic bath house as gay men and women took advantage of the law change

HIGH-ALTITUDE VOWS. A handout picture dated and provided 19 August 2013 by Air New Zealand shows Auckland based Ally Wanikau (R) and Lynley Bendall (L) during their wedding ceremony on board a flight from from Queenstown to Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by EPA/Air New Zealand/ Handout


Jun 27, 2013 - 11:12 AM

How will the US Supreme Court s landmark decision on the Defense of Marriage Act affect the LGBT movement here and elsewhere?

LANDMARK CASE. Nikolas Lemos waves a rainbow flag as people enter San Francisco City Hall in anticipation of The US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage on June 26, 2013. Photo by AFP/Josh Edelson

FilAms praise verdict on gay couples

Jun 27, 2013 - 6:24 AM

It is no longer a question of gay rights but civil rights says Michelle Manangan an LGBT rights advocate who lives in San Francisco California

Social Media wRap: April Fools', Gwiyomi, and more

Apr 08, 2013 - 9:49 AM

This week on social media: pranks nostalgia gay marriage and a monkey

Supreme Court tackles US law on gay marriage

Mar 27, 2013 - 11:02 PM

Justices tackled the constitutionality of DOMA which prevents same sex couples from enjoying the same federal rights as heterosexual couples

GAY MARRIAGE. People queue to enter the Supreme Court in Washington on March 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM