In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, Taiwan’s constitutional court positioned the country to become the first in Asia to recognize same-sex marriages.
Previously, Taiwan’s civil code had stipulated that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
But in a majority opinion, the court ruled that the ban on same-sex unions ran afoul of two articles of the country’s constitution that upholding human dignity and equality in the eyes of the law, according to the Associated Press. Read more (5/24/17)
After helping bring some of television’s best love stories to life on Orange Is the New Black, actress Samira Wiley and OITNB writer Lauren Morelli have now added a new chapter to their own.
As reported by Martha Stewart Weddings, the couple tied the knot Saturday at a ceremony in Palm Springs, where the two were first engaged.
The “fun-filled fête,” which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, included an outdoor ceremony officiated by Wiley’s parents, a recession set to Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It” and a blast of confetti to punctuate the couple’s first dance. Both women wore custom Christian Siriano gowns for the occasion. Read more.(3/27/2017 2:33 PM)
A student discussing Romeo & Juliet: Like, can you even IMAGINE being forbidden to love someone? The one person you want to marry is the person you can’t have? And all because of other people’s hatred?
My not-straight self: Yeah, that would…. um… be really bad… really not good…
My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!
(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)
‘We Will’ follows the story of a lesbian couple; from their first date, their first awkward kiss, up until their wedding day.
Our short film is about the normality of same-sex relationships. Claire (Bianca Bradey) and Rachel (Madeleine Withington) are just like any other couple. The love that they share is the same as anyone else’s, and we think they deserve a special day to proclaim their love, not just amongst friends and family, but as equals under the law.
I found this through the writer and its so beautiful … check it out.
Y’all wanna know why marriage equality is such an important right for us to have?
Because less than thirty years ago, the AIDS crisis was decimating our community and leaving thousands upon thousands of spouses unable to visit their partner in the hospital, unable to collect the body and hold a funeral, unable to stay living in a place under their spouses name, unable to receive inheritance or anything left behind by their spouse.
But y’all idiots think it’s ~assimilation~
fuck you all and fuck you for claiming “homonormativity” exists. This “assimilation” bullshit you claim we’re doing IS BECAUSE WE WERE BEING SYSTEMATICALLY MURDERED BY THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT YOU FUCKING TWATS