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China signals won't follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage

BEIJING The Chinese government signaled on Wednesday that it would not follow Taiwan's example on same-sex marriage after the first legal unions in Asia were hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region.


First openly gay DUP candidate elected in Northern Ireland

BELFAST Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, which has consistently opposed the introduction of gay marriage in the British region, on Friday welcomed the election of its first openly gay candidate.

World, Ireland, May 03 2019

Mormon church to allow children of LGBT couples to be baptized

The Mormon church will allow the children of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents to be baptized, but will not sanction same-sex marriage, its leadership said on Thursday.

U.S., Apr 04 2019

United Methodist Church strengthens ban on same-sex marriage, LGBT clergy

The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform. | Video

U.S., Feb 27 2019

Taiwan unveils Asia's first draft law on same-sex marriage

TAIPEI Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia's first such bill, but the legislation was criticized by rights activists and conservative groups amid a heated debate over marriage equality. | Video

World, Feb 21 2019

Taiwan government to unveil draft same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI Taiwan's government said on Wednesday that it would propose a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia's first such bill amid a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island.

World, Feb 20 2019