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Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:59

Malta Parliament Approved Adoption By Same-Sex Couples

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After the law allowing the civil unions for the same-sex couples, the Parliament of Malta approved a new law which legally recognizes the same-sex partnerships as a marriage and which also allows the adoption.

The Netherlands


In the Netherlands, the second lesbian mothers can finally officially identify the children of their partners.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:18

What's Going On For The LGBTQ Community Of Crimea?

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Every day, when one watch the news on television, we hear about the extremely alarming situation in Ukraine. Crimea was annexed by Russia but nobody talked about the Crimean LGBT people who, at once, passed under the Russian laws?

Friday, 11 April 2014 22:34

Italian Court Recognizes A Same-Sex Relationship

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For the first time, the legal system of Italy identified a same-sex relationship as marriage.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:13

Kostroma's Court Ruled Gay Rallies Ban Illegal

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Super news coming from Russia! A prohibition of LGBT rallies was considered to be illegal by the regional court of Kostroma.

George Abela


The current President of Malta George Abela will not sign the bill legalizing the civil unions into law. No problem, his mandate stops on April 4th and his successor, Marie-Louise Coleiro, already announced that she would do it.

Friday, 28 March 2014 02:06

Anti-Gay Law Rejected By Lithuania's Parliament

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Several months ago, five anti-LGBT laws had been submitted for a vote to the Parliament. Finally, the other day, with a surprise, the Parliament rejected the anti "gay propaganda" law.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Romanian Deputies Rejected The Civil Unions Bill

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The Juridicial Commission of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies rejected a bill which would have allowed the civil unions for same-sex couples and also for straight couples.



The Constitutional Court of Karlsruhe recently rejected the bill which would have allowed same-sex couples to adopt. However, a first step towards this right to adoption will be launched by the government.

scotland Glasgow


Finally, the last stage allowing Scotland to legalize marriage equality was passed! Queen Elizabeth II indeed signed the bill into law.

Humza Yousaf


A Scottish member of Parliament asked the British government that the borders of Scotland be opened to all Ugandan LGBT people who would be persecuted by new anti-gay laws recently approved and signed by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni.



Still a few hours ago, we wondered whether the President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, just elected in Malta, were going or not to sign the bill allowing the opening of civil unions and adoption to same-sex couples.


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