A growing faction of religious conservatives are planning a bill to establish some LGBT protections at the federal level, defying political orthodoxy and exposing a rift on the right. But in the Republican-controlled Senate, the ride will stop. They contend an unwavering war on homosexuality and transgender people is a losing battle.
One of the great political debates that occupied our Founding Fathers was over the proper balance between democracy and individual rights. They had fought a war against the tyranny of a single monarch, but they were rightly concerned that the tyranny of the majority would do no better when it came to respect for minority rights. Fast forward to today and some see a form of this debate being replayed in two Supreme Court cases dealing with the contentious issue of gay marriage.
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As published on The Yucatan Times Monday July 10thwith nine votes in favor and 15 against, the law that would allow equal marriage in Yucatan was again rejected. Representatives of the PRI political party, said they would vote in favor of the proposal, however, in the end they voted against it. In the Congress of the State of Yucatan, an assembly was held for the second time this year, to determine whether or not to approve same-sex marriage in Yucatan, during and after the assembly, different scenes captured the attention of the local media, because each side defended its position.
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, more than two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage, and sent it to congress for debate. It comes a week after Chile's constitutional court ruled in favour of a law lifting the country's total abortion ban.
Forgot your password? Remember me? The poll is posted on the official website of the 17th Congress, and voters can choose whether they're in favor of the proposal or not.
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People in the queer community are disproportionately affected by the same issues we all experience—lack of access to housing, education, and healthcare; violence; workplace discrimination; among many others. Fatal violence against transgender people in the United States is on the rise, disproportionately impacting transgender women of color. Due to the intersection of bigotry and transphobia, Black transgender people face higher levels of employment and housing discrimination, policy brutality, and health care disparities.
For the past three years, congressman de Belaunde has been pushing for new legislation that would allow same-sex couples to wed in the conservative nation. This would bring Peru in line with other nations in South America, including Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Colombia, which have legalized gay marriage in recent years. No date has yet been set for the bill to legalize gay marriage, which was presented into be debated, he said. Along with Venezuela and Paraguay, Peru is one of only three countries in South America that has not legalized gay marriage, according to de Belaunde.