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SC's deference to Congress on same-sex union 'dooms marriage equality'
A paper published by UP Law criticizes the 2019 decision of the Supreme Court junking a same-sex marriage petition mainly due to technicalities, and says it was 'an abdication of its function as a Court'
China's LGBT couples 'wed' online as gay marriage push stalls
Despite a shake-up of China's marriage law last month – and a groundswell of support for same-sex unions in the socially conservative country – demands to make gay marriage legal have not been met
Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage in first for Central America
(UPDATED) Planned celebrations did not take place because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a special program about LGBT rights is broadcast on public television and online as the first weddings are held
Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia's first gay marriage law
Couples post notes, photos and airline ticket stubs on 'Lennon Walls' set up near President Tsai Ing-wen's office in Taipei to appeal for more inclusiveness
Child 'love marriages' in Nepal blight young lives
Nepal has one of the world's highest rates of child marriage, even though the practice was banned five decades ago and the legal marrying age is 20
[PODCAST] Making Space: Married at 14
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'
Why more couples are choosing to live apart
For some people choosing to live apart is not about finding a new or better form of intimacy
Filipinos react to Ai-Ai delas Alas’ comments against same-sex marriage
Ai-Ai reveals that she doesn't attend her gay friends' weddings, saying that 'she doesn't believe in it'
WATCH: Bill ending child marriage inches forward in Congress
Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.
Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case 'with finality'
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as the lawyers presented 'no substantial arguments'
‘Marriage Story’ review: Brave and poignant
Marriage Story is a tremendous achievement
'Marriage Story' tops Golden Globes 2020 nominations
(UPDATED) The movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver earns 6 nominations
[OPINION] It's fabulous to be single and childless
Pressure forces many couples to sire children even if they are not financially nor emotionally ready
Child marriage a 'fundamental human rights violation' – congresswoman
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence,' says Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera
Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage an issue better resolved by Congress
The 113-page ponencia lists a barrage of gender-specific laws that may be disturbed by ruling same-sex marriage as legal, and says these may be matters of policy better left to legislation
200,000 march in Taiwan's first pride parade since legalizing gay marriage
The island has long hosted the region's largest pride marches but this year Taiwan's LGBT community and their supporters had an extra reason to celebrate
Gay marriage, abortion laws liberalized in Northern Ireland
Grainne Teggart of Amnesty International says the change 'is a hugely significant moment and the beginning of a new era for Northern Ireland – one in which we're free from oppressive laws that have policed our bodies and healthcare'
Congresswomen push bill vs child marriage: ‘We owe it to young girls’
'Child marriages are manifestations of gender-based discrimination against girls and cultural norms that value girls less than boys,' says House committee on women and gender equality chairperson Ma. Lourdes Acosta Alba
WATCH: ‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’
This is the story of the child brides of Marawi, the once-prosperous city ravaged by war
Fight for same-sex marriage in PH still alive despite Supreme Court ruling
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case on technicalities
The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.
Too young to marry
When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew
[Two pronged] Premature ejaculation, an open marriage, and my new girlfriend
'Why do I have premature ejaculation with my wife but not with my girlfriend?'
[ANALYSIS] Sodom, Gomorrah, and the fate of gender equality
At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil
CA Justice Bato supports same-sex marriage in SC application
Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage
SC applicant rejects same-sex marriage, says LGBTQIA ‘not minority’
‘Why should the recognition and rights be given to them over and above what is given to other people?’ says law professor Jeremy Benigno Gatdula
Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage
LGBT and human rights activists erupt in celebration in Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, waving rainbow flags that symbolize the gay rights movement
115 million men and boys married as children – UNICEF
Boys are being married at high rates in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific
Hong Kong court issues landmark ruling on benefits for gay couples
The judgment is the latest instance where the judiciary has found against the government and in favor of gay rights groups seeking greater equality
Hong Kong government defends gay marriage ban in court
Despite growing public support for gay marriage in Hong Kong, campaigners make little headway against staunch opposition from the city's successive pro-Beijing governments and religious conservatives
Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia
The weddings place Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia
As #LoveWins in Taiwan, Filipinos weigh in on same-sex marriage in PH
Is predominantly Catholic Philippines ready for same-sex marriage?
Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriages in first for Asia
(4th UPDATE) The island's lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions' and a second clause that would let them apply for a 'marriage registration' with government agencies
Taiwan gay couples plan weddings even as opponents fight back
Shane Lin and Marc Yuan are among hundreds of same-sex couples who have made reservations to register with government agencies on May 24 for what they hope will be a marriage
Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill
Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives
Filipino pastor takes new gay marriage fight to Hong Kong court
An unprecedented legal challenge filed by the Filipino Reverend Marrz Balaoro turns the more commonly heard religious argument opposing gay marriage in Hong Kong on its head
Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill
(UPDATED) The bill by the cabinet is the Tsai administration's attempt to meet the court's demands for amendments while trying to respect the referendum result by not altering the Civil Code defining marriage as between a man and a woman
Gay couples in Japan seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit
The 5 lesbian and 8 gay couples involved will file lawsuits across the country seeking damages of one million yen ($9000) a person for being denied the same legal rights as heterosexual couples
Cuba decides to scrap same-sex marriage law in new constitution – official
(UPDATED) It is a surprising twist given public popular support shown nationwide – and earlier remarks from lawmakers in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime
Hilbay: Same-sex marriage should be fought in Congress, not Supreme Court
‘There’s also a tactical perspective to it, if you think you’re not gonna get that decision from the Supreme Court then why file before the Supreme Court?’ says senatorial aspirant Florin Hilbay
JBC tackles drug war, divorce, same-sex marriage in panel interview
Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.
Taiwan's progressive image takes hit after divisive polls
'Pro-family' groups defeat pro-gay campaigners in what Amnesty International calls a "bitter blow and a step backwards for human rights in Taiwan
Anti-gay marriage groups win Taiwan referendum battle
A referendum on whether marriage should only be recognized as between a man and a woman won more than 7 million votes, while another calling for same-sex unions to be regulated under a separate law gained over 6 million
House bill seeks to criminalize child marriage in PH
Pro-children's rights advocates are backing the measure, saying culture should no longer be used as an excuse for abuse
IN CHARTS: Most Filipinos still marry before 30
Brides are younger than grooms. When it comes to foreigners, Filipino men tend to marry Australian brides. Check out other marriage trends here.
[Two Pronged] My husband is leaving me and my son for his church
'Was it right to prioritize the church before us, his family? Was it right that he hides money from me and yet generously donate to them?'
Catholic Church urges Cubans to reject same-sex marriage
Santiago de Cuba archbishop Dionisio Garcia calls on Cubans not to 'ignore what nature has given', amid legislators' plans to legalize same-sex marriage under the proposed new constitution
Taiwan gay marriage faces new hurdle with referendum proposal
The anti-gay marriage Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance submits a referendum petition to election authorities to try to prevent the civil code from being amended to recognize same-sex partnerships
11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar
(UPDATED) The Malaysian trader, who married the child, could face 6 months in jail if it is found that he did not get permission in Malaysia