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Cuba: New Family Code Could Open Door To Marriage Equality

Cuba could allow same-sex marriage soon.

The Cuban government may pass a new family code that would allow same-sex couples to marry, but not before it goes through an extensive review process.

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Mexico: Querétaro and Sonora States Legalize Same-Sex Marriage!

Querétaro marriage equality is legal!

In a historic vote, the Congresses of Querétaro and Sonora passed legislation that will allow same-sex marriage.

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Why Would The University of Shanghai Collect Information About LGBTQ+ Students?

LGBTQ students at Shanghai University are tracked.

This is scandalous! Shanghai University (SHU) has been collecting information about LGBTQ+ students.

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Mexican State of Yucatán Passes Law Legalizing Equal Marriage and Banning “Conversion Therapies”

Yucatán marriage equality is here!

In a historic vote, the Congress of the Mexican state of Yucatán passed a law legalizing equal marriage and banning “conversion therapies.” This is not only good news for Yucatán; it’s great news for all in Latin America!

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New Zealand Could Join The Ranks In Banning “Conversion Therapy”

Conversion therapy ban nz.

New Zealand is set to join the ranks of many countries or states around the world in banning “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ people.

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New Lawsuit Set Precedent For LGBTQ+ Protections In Latin America

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people can rejoice as a lawsuit set precedent for LGBTQ protections in South America.

LGBTQ rights in South America are a major topic of discussion these days. A recent lawsuit filed in Honduras set precedent for LGBTQ protections throughout the region. The case was being heard by the Inter-American tribunal and was their first ruling on transphobic and LGBTQphobic violence against a person within its jurisdiction. This trial had many people watching to see if it will have ramifications for other countries in the area like Mexico, Brazil, or Colombia, who all share this tribunal’s jurisdiction.

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Senate Blocks Ban On “Conversion Therapy” in Canada

Canada senate blocked the conversion therapy ban.

Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada and leader of its Liberal Party, has vowed to ban "conversion therapy" by criminalizing it under Canadian law. But in the sitting on June 29, the Canadian Senate delayed the vote on the bill that would have banned “conversion therapies” to minors.

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The New Awesomeness: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in Sinaloa, Mexico

Mexican state Sinaloa approved marriage equality.

You may not have heard yet, but Sinaloa, Mexico has just legalized same-sex marriage! This is huge news for the LGBTQ+ community in this Latin American country.

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Chile President Sebastián Piñera Promises To Speed Up Marriage Equality Bill

Chile President Sebastián Piñera speed up marriage equality.

In a historic move, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has promised to speed up the process of legalizing same-sex marriage in the country.

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Japanese Lawmakers Failed To Protect LGBTQ Citizens

Japan fail protecting LGBTQ people.

In Japan, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has refused to approve a proposed non-discrimination bill based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Japan is lagging behind other countries in terms of LGBTQ equality. This refusal by LDP could have major negative repercussions and lead to an increase in discrimination against LGBTQ citizens.

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Indian Court Ordered Sweeping Reforms To Respect LGBTQ Rights

Chennai Court called change to respect of LGBTQ rights.

There are an estimated 2 million LGBTQ people in India and they continue to be discriminated against by society but a landmark court ruling has ordered the government departments to make all necessary changes and reforms to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

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Major Corporations Join Effort To Get Equality Act In Japan Before Olympics

Major global corporations back Equality Act for LGBTQ people in Japan.

Pressure is mounting in Japan for a non-discrimination act for LGBTQ people.

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Japan: Court Said Lack Of Equal Marriage Is Unconstitutional

Sapporo court favored marriage equality in historic ruling.

Last year, I told you about the situation in Japan, which is slowly evolving in favor of LGBTQ rights. Well, a historic victory has taken place there.

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Awaiting Yucatan Court Decision On Marriage Equality

Yucatan court to rule on marriage equality.

Marriage equality is still not legal throughout Mexico, with only a few states and the country’s capital territory having approved marriage for same-sex couples in recent years.

For the rest, LGBTQ couples must apply to a judge for approval to marry, a process that is not always accepted and still prevents them from accessing a range of rights and social benefits.

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South Korea To Recognize Non-Traditional Families, Except LGBTQ

South Korea won't recognize LGBTQ families.

The demographic situation is deteriorating in South Korea, where for the first time there are more deaths than births. By 2025, the country could have over 20% of its population aged 65 or older. Young South Koreans are, in fact, not too interested in parenthood.

To reverse the trend, the government is extending benefits to married couples and plans to expand the legal definition of family, but same-sex couples are not part of the plan.

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