Taiwan voters rejected marriage equality. However, the battle isn‘t lost yet.
In a landmark referendum, Massachusetts has just supported the rights of transgender people.
Romania was to hold a referendum on a possible amendment to the constitution to prevent same-sex couples from getting married. An anti-LGBT group wanted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Romanians said "no".
Several NGOs have launched a legal challenge to try to end a referendum against LGBT unions that will take place in October in Romania.
The Christian Democratic Party of Switzerland attempts to ban marriage equality this month.
Since Tuesday, the Slovenes vote to keep or to cancel the equal marriage law passed in March.
Labor Member of Parliament Ivan Lewis will require a public vote on the equal marriage.
Yesterday, I informed you that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused a referendum on equal marriage. It seems that according to the Australian laws, a referendum cannot be organized if it concerns a legislative change, it has to be a constitutional change.
Also, and this is good news, the Labor Party has decided not to wait until the year-end session to introduce its marriage equality bill in parliament. No, they will submit it next week!
After the legalization of marriage equality with a referendum in Ireland, many other countries would also be able to organize a referendum on the issue like Australia. For several years now, we know, through numerous polls, that Australians are in favor of equal marriage. But Prime Minister Tony Abbott said again that there would be no referendum on equal marriage in Australia.
Even if he does not want to campaign for the referendum on equal marriage to be held in Ireland in May, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar came out, saying he wished to be considered as “an equal citizen".