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Singapore: Couple's Marriage Annulled After Sex-change

Singapore has annulled the marriage of a transgender woman and her partner, in a case that has sparked accusations of discrimination against the LGBT community. 328 more words


Malta: Equal Marriage Now Legal By Parliament Vote

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Malta, following a vote in parliament which was almost unanimous, yesterday, Wednesday 12 June.

Following snap elections in June 2017, the government said that legislation for same-sex marriage would be its first priority. 58 more words


Ehe Fuer Alle ~ Germany Votes for Equal Marriage

Another European domino falls.

In a move which has surprised many, Germany has held a snap vote which has approved same-sex marriage and adoption.

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, whose Christian Democrat Party (CDU) is in a coalition with the Social Democrat Party (SPD), has previously been strenuously against equal marriage on the grounds of “children’s welfare” and admitted to having a “hard time” with the issue. 433 more words

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When non-discrimination is discriminatory: A Comment on the Maltese Marriage Equality Bill

This blog post is by Justin Borg-Barthet. It was originally posted on ‘Manuel Delia’s notes’, a Maltese political blog. It is re-posted here (with minor amendments) with kind permission. 827 more words

Human Rights

Emotional labour in 7 contrived anecdotes

One point of agreement between myself and ‘mainstream’ feminism is that emotional labour is a real thing.

From my daily interactions with friends and family, it’s very clear that there are people who take initiative to facilitate the smooth running of gatherings and shared meals, people who think about what their friends and other halves might need or want in the short-term and execute that before they need to be asked, people who are aware of their surroundings and the other people around them and adjust their behaviour accordingly (moderate tone of voice on the train, moderate language in front of children, make themselves small so that others can get off the tube) – and there are people who don’t. 1,578 more words

From The Heart

On being a fish in the School of Love

Update on June 15, 2017:
I wrote the post below nearly six years ago. This past Tuesday, I learned that Z., the parishioner I wrote about, died last week.
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Life In General

Changing The World

It was good to be back home on Sunday.

It felt good to walk back into my cathedral, into a place that has become very much my home, and to be asked the questions that I have always been asked when I’ve returned to it from Synods and for my answer, this time, to be, “Yes.” 274 more words