Shoring up support for LGBT rights and nudging countries “in the middle” towards progress is the goal for Amb. Randy Berry’s first major trip, he tells BuzzFeed News.
The results of a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos poll are in, including a snapshot of the world’s views on marriage equality. Among the findings: a surge of support for marriage equality in the Pope’s home country.
German, Italian, and Australian lawmakers have all launched new efforts to allow same-sex couples to wed after an historic vote for marriage equality in Ireland.
When historians write about the global LGBT rights movement, they will probably divide their timeline into “Before Ireland” and “After Ireland.”
The newly appointed Randy Berry also plans swings through Latin America and Europe in the next month.
“There is a battle going on within the Irish Catholic Church at the moment.” J. Lester Feder reports from Dublin on how a referendum on marriage equality exposes the depth of the divide within the Catholic Church.
But there are fears of a disappointment, just as with California’s Proposition 8 in 2008. Lester Feder reports from Dublin on the coming referendum and the ties between Ireland’s campaign and those who fought in the U.S.
More than 1.5 billion people now live in countries that allow people to identify as neither male nor female on passports, but the U.S. immigration system doesn’t have a way to process these documents.
The couple posed for a stock photo last year, and the image ended up being used in the No campaign ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the issue on May 22.
The country could become a bright spot for LGBT rights in East Africa following a ruling on Friday.
“We’re working with everyone that we can that believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman all around the world,” NOM President Brian Brown told BuzzFeed News.
But a leading advocate for trans rights says it doesn’t mean the government is embracing gay rights.
“If we’re going to stand up for LGBT rights around the world we need to stand up for our own American diplomats and their families,” an LGBT employee organization leader says.
A court ruled Tuesday that the interior minister has the power to protect “the general benefits, religious values, social morals of society and to prevent the spreading of social ills.”
Social conservatives have taken control of Brazil’s Congress and are trying to reverse marriage equality and other progressive victories. BuzzFeed News’ Lester Feder reports from Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.
Canceling a loan to Uganda has had global repercussions, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told BuzzFeed News.
“We have a zero tolerance policy against retaliation in this and every other case,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said during an interview with BuzzFeed News. The employee’s lawyers say the timing of the investigation is suspicious.
“The act is a beacon of hope,” said an European LGBT leader in response to the law passed Wednesday in the Malta, whose Constitution officially deems the country Catholic.
“Queria que os ativistas LGBT deixassem a família em paz”, disse Bolsonaro ao BuzzFeed News. Laerte diz que a medida é importantíssima.
Decisão é um protesto contra o poder da bancada conservadora na comissão, disse o deputado ao BuzzFeed News. Colaborou: Olívia Florência.