While we recently posted that Taiwan may get same-sex marriage by the end of the year, the news is good for other countries too. In Romania, the President has encouraged “tolerance and acceptance” in reference to the Romanian Constitutional Court’s upcoming decision whether or not to recognize same-sex couples married overseas. That and more in our look at marriage equality around the globe!
- The Australian Electoral Commission continues to prepare for the public vote on same-sex marriage to occur in February despite a pledge by 40 senators to block the legislation.
- Taiwan legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party announced they will pursue an amendment to legalize same-sex marriage and give couples adoption rights.
- As the Romanian Constitutional Court considers whether same-sex couples married overseas will be recognized in Romania, President Klaus Johannis gave a speech calling for “tolerance and acceptance” for minority groups. He also stated that religious fanaticism would not help society.
- French police announced that around 24,000 people participated in an anti-gay marriage demonstration throughout Paris. Waving flags and signs stating “All together for the family” and “In 2017, I’ll vote for the family”, protestors urged politicians to repeal legislation from 2013 that legalized same-sex marriage.
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