What is Visible Cannot be Ignored: Global Trends in the Pride Movement

Pride events – whether they take the form of celebrations, protests, or marches – are intended to raise the visibility LGBTI people as an oppressed minority. Pride Radar, an inventory made by InterPride, the global federation of pride organisers, of…

Australian Government Chickens Out on Gay Marriage

I’m not sure quite how to say this. The Australian Government has decided that the ability of same-sex couples to marry will be determined by a nationwide survey. Forms will shortly be sent to registered voters and on Wednesday 15…

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court Rules in Favour of Gay Marriage

以下請見中文版 Two days ago,  the constitutional court of Taiwan, the Judicial Yuan, ruled that the same-sex couples should have the right to get married – making Taiwan potentially the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The court ruled that a stipulation…

Normative Power; Europe and Same-sex marriage – Jorge de Jesus

The European Union and its member states have made huge strides in the past few decades with regards to the development and implementation of human rights. Its adherence to fundamental human rights is most clearly reflected in its active attempts…