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Equality news round-up: International news edition, plus BREAKING UPDATE

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Arkansas state seal– Bermuda’s Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling involving same-sex partners. You can read the ruling itself here.

– A judge in Arkansas has ruled that the state has to put the names of both spouses in a same-sex marriage on their children’s birth certificate.

– Civil unions passed in Cyprus.

– Roberta Kaplan DOMA and marriage equality with C-SPAN.

BREAKING UPDATE The other spouse in the Alabama adoption case that’s at the Supreme Court has filed her opposition to stay requests in the case. The stay requests were filed by the spouse challenging the Alabama supreme court’s ruling below, which declined to recognize the parental rights of both parents as valid, as well as the children’s representative in court. A letter that came with the filing notes the opposition applies to both requests. The representative of the children is expected to file a response today as well.

Thanks to Equality Case Files for these filings


  • 1. waggleberry1  |  November 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I can understand nasty custody fights, I guess, but I can't wrap my head around taking a legal position that hurts everyone in the community, especially in a case like this one where they had to work around unfairness in the law in order to get a second-parent adoption in the first place.

  • 2. RnL2008  |  November 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    This one certainly hurts the children that the one parent claims to love….but yet will prevent the other parent from seeing her children…….and Alabama failed to acknowledge the Georgia's Court right to rule as they did!!!

    I hope at the end of this, the children aren't the ones who pay the ultimate price!!

  • 3. iocbyux  |  November 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Asia's 1st Transgender Center opens in Bangkok – "The centre will provide friendly needed services to the transgender community locally, while leading the region in identifying and sharing models to improve healthcare access and quality among transgender people," said US Ambassador Glyn T Davies at the opening ceremony on Friday. "These efforts will be critical to achieving an end to Aids, but will also contribute to a much broader agenda to promote the health and rights of transgender people." Thai Transgender Alliance for Human Rights communications director Nicha Rongram said: "This is an immense step for Thailand and the region…"

    News article here:

  • 4. Christian0811  |  November 30, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    From the comments on Towleroad, it appears that the civil unions bill has been gutted beyond recognition and that the key governing party will not be supporting the bill (in large part). I think we can expect that the Civil Unions bill won't ever see the light of day and that we'll have to wait until the CC is ready to reinterpret Article 29 of the Constitution.

    I'm inclined to agree with them since it doesn't seem to have made any progress since October.

  • 5. scream4ever  |  December 1, 2015 at 2:31 am

    In Cyprus? The bill has been approve.

  • 6. Christian0811  |  December 1, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Ah shoot I forget to say I was speaking about Italy lol how embarrassing

  • 7. Wedding Websites  |  March 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Marriage equality is one of many issues the Republicans have HANDED to Obama. Their whole strategy is simply to oppose anything Obama wants. So all Obama has to do is take the popular side of any issue and you can bet the Repubs will take the other side.

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  • 8. Wedding Websites  |  March 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    But opposing marriage equality isn't necessary extremist. That's an argument we're still having, at least for a little while longer, until the Supreme Court decides. Meanwhile a lot of Republicans still don't think blacks should be allowed to vote! Or that interracial marriage should be illegal. These were issues settled 50 years ago! Now THAT'S extremist!

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  • 9. inbluefox  |  June 2, 2016 at 2:07 am

    A country like American still have many people against LGBT, I can believe how hard it is for LGBT in the Eastern, their culture is really hard :/ Thank you for sharing the article
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