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    Same sex couple thrown out of Chennai hotel for causing 'discomfort'

    India | Aug 01, 2019, 07:03 PM IST

    "As far as we knew, almost everyone else was enjoying themselves as much as we did, yet why did we draw such unwarranted attention? Why was it so hard to digest that two people of the same sex were dancing together? I was appalled at the way in which we were immediately fetishized by the people around us (sic.)," Rasika Gopalakrishnan said.

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    Same sex marriage in Varanasi sends shock waves

    India | Jul 04, 2019, 10:21 AM IST

    In a bold step, two cousin sisters here in Uttar Pradesh married each other against the wishes of their families. The girls then posted a photograph of their ‘marriage on the social media which sent shock waves in the holy city.

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    Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia, news trends in China

    World | May 17, 2019, 08:11 PM IST

    The news of Taiwan allowing same-sex marriage remained the number one popular trend on the Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo in mainland China.

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    Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage in historic vote, Turnbull promises law by Christmas

    World | Nov 15, 2017, 07:46 AM IST

    62 percent of registered adults who voted in the polls supported same-sex marriage, ensuring that the Parliament considers a bill to legalise marriage equality this year.

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    Australians on vote on same-sex marriage plebiscite in February 2017

    World | Aug 21, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

    Australians will reportedly be asked to vote in February 2017 on whether they want same-sex marriage to be legalised. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to inform members of the Liberal National Party (LNP)

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    When a Chinese Lesbian couple defies law and says ' I do

    World | Jul 03, 2015, 02:47 PM IST

    Beijing: US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same sex marriage in United States is making its flutters felt around the globe, so much so that even otherwise conservative Chinese society has opened up on the

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    Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel becomes first EU leader to marry gay partner

    World | May 16, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

    Luxembourg: The prime minister of Luxembourg has married his partner, a year after the tiny Roman Catholic nation approved a law allowing same-sex marriage.Xavier Bettel did so five years after Iceland 's prime minister married

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    Meet the Gay couple who got hitched in 'Bollywood' style wedding in California!

    Life | Apr 03, 2015, 11:21 PM IST

    Seems like Indian wedding system is gaining much popularity in America, especially among the same sex couples.After we saw the first American- Indian lesbian couple Shannon and Seema getting married in ancient Hindu rituals, here

  • same sex marriage law adopted in scotland

    Same-sex marriage law adopted in Scotland

    World | Dec 16, 2014, 11:53 AM IST

    London: Scotland's new law on same-sex marriages has come into effect, a media report said Tuesday.A number of other Scottish couples, already in civil partnerships, are planning to make the conversion later, BBC reported.Others wishing

  • us to recognise same sex marriage in seven more states

    US to recognise same-sex marriage in seven more states

    World | Oct 18, 2014, 09:54 AM IST

    Washington: The US government announced today it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate.A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the

  • us supreme court paves way for same sex marriage

    US Supreme Court paves way for same-sex marriage

    World | Oct 07, 2014, 06:22 AM IST

    Washington: The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to revisit the subject of same-sex marriage, announcing that it would not take up any of the seven cases on the issue that were pending before the

  • women more likely to watch same sex porn

    Women more likely to watch same-sex porn

    Lifestyle | Oct 06, 2014, 07:24 AM IST

    London: Women are more likely to watch same-sex porn videos than heterosexual porn videos, says an interesting study, adding that women watchmore porn than men.The findings revealed that top three categories for female viewers are

  • societal stress worsens domestic violence in same sex

    Societal stress worsens domestic violence in same-sex couples

    Lifestyle | Sep 20, 2014, 06:35 PM IST

    New York: The additional stress of being a sexual minority has exacerbated domestic violence episodes among same-sex couples compared with opposite-sex couples, new research says. Same-sex couples may not report domestic violence for fear of discrimination. "They

  • u.s. to recognize 1 300 same sex marriages in utah

    U.S. to recognize 1,300 same-sex marriages in Utah

    World | Jan 11, 2014, 09:23 AM IST

    Washington: The US government is all set to recognize 1300 same sex  marriages which were performed in Utah during a brief window, despite the state government's decision not to do the same.The announcement was made

  • supreme court terms same sex relationships illegal

    Supreme Court terms same-sex relationships illegal

    India | Dec 11, 2013, 04:25 PM IST

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said gay sex between consenting adults is a criminal offence, a major setback for the largely closeted homosexual community in India. The court today set aside the Delhi High

  • illinois same sex couple set to be first to wed

    Illinois same-sex couple set to be first to wed

    Lifestyle | Nov 27, 2013, 01:39 PM IST

    Chicago: Even as they celebrated their home state becoming the 16th to legalize gay marriage, Chicago couple Patricia Ewert and Vernita Gray couldn't help but feel bitter disappointment: Same-sex marriages cannot legally start in Illinois

  • same sex marriage drawing overseas couples to new zealand

    Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zealand

    World | Nov 05, 2013, 11:41 AM IST

    Wellington : More than a third of the same- sex couples getting married under a new law in New Zealand are coming from overseas, authorities said Tuesday.In the period till the end of September, 40

  • french lawmakers approve same sex marriage

    French lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

    World | Apr 24, 2013, 11:53 AM IST

    Paris, Apr 24: France Tuesday became the world's 14th country to allow same-sex marriage after legislators passed a bill authorizing such unions amid tension arising from street protests.Unless the Constitutional Council blocks it, the law

  • new zealand lawmakers approve gay marriage bill

    New Zealand lawmakers approve gay-marriage bill

    World | Apr 17, 2013, 04:13 PM IST

    Wellington, New Zealand, Apr 17: Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament as the country become the thirteenth in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.Lawmakers

  • britain introduces same sex marriage bill

    Britain introduces same-sex marriage bill

    World | Jan 25, 2013, 08:58 PM IST

    London,Jan 25: The British government published a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, and said lawmakers will get their first vote on it in Parliament next month.The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill extends marriage

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