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Today 11:49 PM
Bartosh
Re: LGBT Rights

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Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to rule in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalise same-sex marriage.
The highest court in the land has ruled that Article 972 of the Civil Code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
The parliament will now be forced to amend the laws or pass new ones to formalise the decision in favour of marriage equality.

The case was brought to the court by LGBT rights campaigner Chi Chia-wei.

The long-serving gay activist attempted registering his marriage to his male partner in 2013, but was rejected.
He responded by petitioning for the case to be heard, prompting a legal struggle.
His case was helped by municipal authorities in Taipei seeking clarity over other same-sex marriage requests.
Speaking to AFP before the ruling, Chi said he was “100 percent confident” that the court would rule in favour of same-sex marriage.
He urged a quick change in the process of marrying and said same-sex couples should be allowed to marry immediately.
The Committee in Taiwan’s Legislature passed an amendment to include same-sex marriage in the Civil Code of the country on 26 December.
The passage of the amendment was the first step to legalising same-sex marriage.

The issue of same-sex marriage has been widely and hotly debated in the country over the past year.
Hundreds of people took to the streets in March to protest the proposed changes in marriage laws.

The protest which was held in Taipei was organised in association with the Rescue Taiwan Hope Alliance, a homophobic group working to prevent the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Protesters held signs showing pro-LGBT politicians as scorpions, snakes and tarantulas.
Religious groups have also been at the forefront of opposing to the shift towards equality.
Congrats Taiwan! Finally an Asian country with equality! Hopefully this move will inspire changes in other Asian countries - Philippines, Thailand and Japan should be next I guess. And maybe People's Republic of China will get jealous of Taiwan's liberalism and someone will push for the change there too

Great to see that marriage equality finally exists on all continents
May 17th, 2017 03:41 PM
pov
Re: LGBT Rights

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IDAHO | DAHOT International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia



It was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

In under a decade, May 17 has established itself the single most important date for LGBTI communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.

The Day represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.

May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal, with 1600 events reported from 1280 organizations in 2014. These mobilisations unite millions of people in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is not one centralised campaign; rather it is a moment that everyone can take advantage of to take action.

The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia has received official recognition from several States, international institutions as the European Parliament, and by countless local authorities. Most United Nations agencies also mark the Day with specific events.


May 17th, 2017 07:11 AM
Punky
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Originally Posted by superstition View Post
Full marriage rights are still missing, though, right?
Sadly yes but they can adopt each other kid, register at the minister of the interior and inherited each other's money
May 16th, 2017 11:01 PM
superstition
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Originally Posted by Punky View Post
Happy for him



Military advocate general is first senior IDF official to come out of the closet
Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek becomes first member of the General Staff to openly discuss his sexual orientation; 'It's important to me that young LGBT men and women who enlist know there are no glass ceilings in the IDF to limit them. Their success is dependent upon them, and them alone.'

Ynetnews News - Military advocate general is first senior IDF official to come out of the cl...
Full marriage rights are still missing, though, right?
May 10th, 2017 09:52 AM
Punky
Re: LGBT Rights

Happy for him



Military advocate general is first senior IDF official to come out of the closet
Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek becomes first member of the General Staff to openly discuss his sexual orientation; 'It's important to me that young LGBT men and women who enlist know there are no glass ceilings in the IDF to limit them. Their success is dependent upon them, and them alone.'

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...959968,00.html
Mar 20th, 2017 07:00 PM
Sam L
Re: LGBT Rights

I'm in Finland now and realised that only recently same sex marriage became legal. In fact a few weeks ago. I love this country.
Sep 25th, 2016 03:37 PM
Bartosh
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What??!!! That sucks. I didn't know Poland had that type of anti-homosexual action.
Unfortunately Poles are really homophobic when you compare us to the rest of the EU.
All of those idiots were caught by the police though and they will get fined.

Pride Parade was great though A lot of people showed up (for Polish standards), Mayor of Poznań took part (Poznań is the only city in Poland where Mayor takes part in Pride Parade) and there was only this tiny manifestation against us which looked quite ridiculous



Sep 25th, 2016 02:23 PM
pov
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All of them got either destroyed or stolen through the night
What??!!! That sucks. I didn't know Poland had that type of anti-homosexual action.
Sep 24th, 2016 11:45 PM
superstition
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In 1996, when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, Hillary was right there at his side. Indeed, his position and hers were the same.

In 2000, when she was running for NY Senate, Clinton stated that “Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.”

In 2004, after winning her Senate campaign, Hillary took to the Senate floor and stated clearly that she believed marriage was only between a man and a woman. She stated “I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.” She continued by stating “..the fundamental bedrock principle that [marriage] exists between a man and a woman, going back into the midst of history as one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principal role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.”

Clinton continued her opposition to gay marriage through her 2008 Presidential campaign and even all the way up until 2013, when the tide of public opinion had shifted enough that such a stance was politically safe to do so.

Her real position? Most likely that Gay marriage is a political football. It is only as important as the gay population’s value on the political chessboard.
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Bernie Sanders voted against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act way back in 1996, an act that Bill Clinton signed into law.

Continue supporting the candidate who only decided to support your basic rights when it became politically advantageous to do so.
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in reaction to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's bizarre comments at Nancy Reagan's funeral last Friday. Clinton told MSNBC that "because of both President and Mrs. Reagan -- in particular Mrs. Reagan -- we started a national conversation" about AIDS and that Nancy Reagan's "very effective, low key advocacy... penetrated the public conscious" and got people talking about the need for "something" to be done.

An outraged uproar immediately ensued with reams of lines written about how the Reagans cruelly ignored the disease for seven long critical years as it rapidly spread.

They also turned their backs on their gay friends, including actor Rock Hudson --which was confirmed to me by Hudson's personal physician Dr. Michael Gottlieb and by Hudson's late publicist Dale Olson.
Sep 24th, 2016 06:30 AM
Bartosh
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Well done!!
All of them got either destroyed or stolen through the night Today is the Pride Parade and I hope this will motivate even more people to show up.
Sep 24th, 2016 03:03 AM
superstition
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Originally Posted by NadalNut View Post
Now that America has gay marriage
For now.

Gay couples walked hand-in-hand in Berlin, too.

You know... before a certain mustached artist and his friends took over.
Sep 24th, 2016 02:46 AM
superstition
Re: LGBT Rights

Trump's weird 180 degree policy and personality shifts continue

He went from promising that he'd be better for gay Americans than Hillary to going full bore toward anti-gay shit. He even has now promised to pack the Supreme Court with Scalias. I guess this is the influence of Pence and others like him that Trump is surrounding himself with now.

Trump Reinforces Anti-LGBT Positions That Could Reverse Marriage Equality|The Gaily Grind

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announcing the creation of a 35-member Catholic Advisory Council, which includes, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a two-time presidential candidate with a lengthy anti-LGBT record.

In addition to Santorum, who in a 2003 interview infamously compared homosexuality to “man on child, man on dog” behavior, his advisory council includes other individuals with anti-LGBT records.
BS about "activist" judges, too.

The really pathetic thing is that Hillary Clinton has never been an actual gay ally. She told a group of lesbians during her first senate run that marriage should be a special institution (privilege) for heteros only. She and Bill got more gays fired with DADT than had been fired prior.

So gay Americans have a choice between a guy who promised big support, even saying he had no problem with trans people having bathroom equality — who now is going Santorum-crazy and sucking Catholic *** or a rapacious amoral careerist who would — without a thought — throw gays under the bus if it would get her what she wants.

Obama was awful on gay rights, too. He promised that gays should be able to do military service in the campaign and had his wife gush about "blood shed from Selma to Stonewall" at the Waldorf when trying to get gay cash. Then he declared that marriage should be for heteros only, supported a bunch of hate briefs from Holder (both in support of DADT and against marriage), stonewalled in Golinski, and more. Then he was happy to take the credit for the Supreme Court decision, lighting up the White House with a rainbow. I wonder how many of the people he fired were invited to celebrate. I wonder what they thought of his complete support for those Holder DOJ briefs that claimed that same-sex marriage is akin to pedophilia and incest. I wonder what they thought of his complete support for those Holder DOJ briefs that said gays are incompatible with military service, something the military's own internal research, going back to the 1950s, never found a shred of support for.

• Reagan's refusal to speak about HIV for seven years, a choice that made the epidemic much worse

• Bill Clinton's massive flop on gays in the military, a betrayal that left more fired than before.

• Hillary's long history of not supporting gay equality (and not being a progressive) — even having the gall to tell a group of lesbians they're not good enough for marriage.

• Obama's quadruple flip-flop (full support of gay rights in 1997, then support for military in campaign, then troop firings and anti-gay briefs, then alleged full support for even marriage)

• Colin Powell's public mutiny about gays in the military has never been repudiated after all this time

• Trump's complete reversal from claiming to be better for gay rights than Hillary to wanting Santorum and Scalia to set gay rights policy

This country's political leadership sucks.
Sep 24th, 2016 02:33 AM
superstition
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That would be a bad thing. If I can't fire you because you are gay I am not going to hire you. The golden rule of hiring is never hire someone you can't fire.
Sure, bud. You just try to refuse to hire women, religious people, blacks, and the disabled.

Your all white male agnostic/atheist non-disabled workforce is going to get you sued for hiring discrimination.

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Gays are as it is over-represented in the workforce. Enforcing quotas will only serve to hurt gays as they now go over the limit.
What are you babbling about? The fact is that gay men are more likely to get college degrees.
Sep 23rd, 2016 03:06 PM
Punky
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Originally Posted by Bartosh View Post
I know it seems like nothing for people from Western Europe, USA or Canada but it feels unreal that for the first time ever in Poland we have rainbow flags hanging in public And I'm even more proud because it's in my home-city of Poznań.







Well done!!
Sep 23rd, 2016 02:05 PM
Bartosh
Re: LGBT Rights

I know it seems like nothing for people from Western Europe, USA or Canada but it feels unreal that for the first time ever in Poland we have rainbow flags hanging in public And I'm even more proud because it's in my home-city of Poznań.







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