In Colombia, a highly conservative country, the Supreme Court has allowed civil unions for LGBT couples, giving them access to many benefits previously reserved for married couples, particularly on pensions, health benefits and inheritance.
The weeks are alike in Australia because two weeks ago I told you about a bill introduced by the Labor party to legalize equal marriage, which had been totally rejected by the members of the government because judged as an attempt to win over voting for the elections.
Well, this week, know that a new draft to be introduced by Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm.
In India, the bill to decriminalize homosexuality was rejected by members of the government again.
The Israeli government could officially recognize same-sex couples with children as parents.
In Puerto Rico, a judge decided to uphold the marriage equality ban despite the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in June.
Very bad news reached us from Indonesia where the government planned to vote, for more national security, an anti LGBT "propaganda" law similar as the one in Russia.
The atmosphere is not cool in Australia within the LGBT community because we just learned that the government, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, refused to clearly set a date for the plebiscite and for the vote on equal marriage, which suggests that it does not wish to rule and could favor a delay.
Back in Australia. Tuesday, I spoke of a motion that MP Terri Butler wanted to introduce on Wednesday, know that the government has not appreciated this attempt, considering it a "pathetic political stunt" and immediately rejected by a 83-57 vote.
The Anglican Church of South Africa could provide some acceptance of LGBT married couples.
In Australia, the Labor party will try to pass a bill on marriage equality in parliament this week.
The government of Puerto Rico has nominated Maite Oronoz Rodriguez, openly lesbian, as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Apparently Kuwait adopted a better policy towards gay students.