Gay Marriage Now Legalised Nationwide in USA by Supreme Court Ruling

LGBT individuals have a Constitutionally protected right to wed nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a historic ruling on Friday that caps the biggest civil rights transformation in a half-century. It is a momentous day in American history when the Supreme Court of the United States lived up to the words inscribed above the front entrance of the courthouse: Equal Justice Under Law.

Ecuador: Correa Calls for New Latin American Human Rights Institution

Ecuador President Rafael Correa? warns that the threat of coups against progressive governments are real and a respect for human rights is urgent.

UN Secretariat recognizes gay marriages for all staff members

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that the United Nations is changing its LGBT policies: The Secretariat will now fully recognize same-sex marriages of all its staff members and also provide full benefits to its employees, regardless of whether their home country recognizes marriage equality.

Norway Conservative PM backs gay church weddings

Norway's Prime Minister has declared her support for gay church weddings, although she argues the decision on whether to allow them is up to the Church of Norway.

Argentina President Kirchner agrees to be godmother to lesbian couple

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has agreed to be godmother to the baby daughter of a lesbian couple who asked the president over Facebook.

Dear Daddy, you must accept I’m a lesbian: Gigi Chao’s open letter to tycoon...

Hong Kong socialite Gigi Chao was reluctantly thrown into the spotlight when her tycoon father Cecil Chao Sze-tsung declared his refusal to accept she was a lesbian by issuing a HK$500 million ‘dowry’ to a man that could marry her. Now she has written a poignant open letter to him after he doubled his offer last week (HK$1b). Hoping his interference would stop, Gigi Chao penned this open letter to her father pleading to respect her marriage with Sean Eav, her life partner of nine years and that their love cannot be bought.

Thai Govt imposes Emergency Rule in Bangkok to counter demonstrations

Thailand's caretaker government has announced emergency rules to counter demonstrations by the People's Democratic Reform Committee group that have affected government administration and also commercial as well as financial activities in Bangkok.

US Federal Court: Don’t Fire Employees Over Facebook ‘Likes’

In the United States, Facebook likes are protected by the first amendment. Liking something on Facebook is the same as using your right to free speech to actually say, “I like this.” Now, employers should think twice before firing employees over something they “like” due to a federal court ruling on Wednesday.

David Miranda detention: White House was given ‘heads-up’

Britain is facing intense pressure to give a detailed explanation of the decision to detain the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald after the White House confirmed that it was given a "heads up" before David Miranda was taken into custody for nine hours at Heathrow.

New Zealand Same-Sex Marriage Comes to Effect: “I now pronounce you wife and wife”

New Zealand, which legalise same-sex marriage that passed into law in April becoming the 14th country to do so, now comes to effect.

Chinese Valentine’s Day, our gay day!

On the traditional Chinese day of romance, Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, lesbians and gay people feel no awkwardness in publicly celebrating their love in China.

It’s Not What the Pope Said About Gays, It’s How He Said It

Like many of Pope Francis’ more news-making statements, the real difference is less about the contents of his words, than in the direct, earthy style in which he delivers them, and the Church teachings he chooses to emphasize.