Gay penguins — better get ready! Marriage equality is coming to Antarctica! Seriously, though — this is pretty cool news; the United Kingdom has just announced plans to make sure the British Antarctic Territory will have the same laws as the rest of the United Kingdom, which, of course, includes marriage equality. We’ve got more marriage equality news in our monthly look!
- As a spokesperson for Australian Prime Minister Turnbull announced another delay in holding the plebiscite on same-sex marriage, professor of human rights law Paula Gerber examined the negative impact that debating marriage equality is having on the region.
- Marriage equality has come to Antarctica as the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office announced plans to bring the British Antarctic Territory in line with domestic UK legislation.
- In the wake of Ireland’s marriage equality referendum, Irish youth group ‘BeLonG To’ urges the community to fight on-going homophobia and bullying.
- In a new survey the Ministry for Families and Youth in Austria found that although 48.5% of respondents personally felt positive about same-sex couples parenting children, 68.5% believed that society at large does not accept same-sex parents.
- And in Queensland, Australia new legislation will allow single people and same-sex couples to adopt children.
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