In US, 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

In US, 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse


Two years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, 10.2% of LGBT Americans are now married to a same-sex partner, up from 7.9% before the ruling.

Taiwan's same-sex parents: 'We're like any other family'

Taiwan's same-sex parents: 'We're like any other family'


A gay couple with twins in Taiwan explains why they hope they will eventually be allowed to marry.

Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage

Court Ruling Could Make Taiwan First Place in Asia to Legalize Gay Marriage


If the island’s legislature doesn’t act in the next two years, same-sex couples can register their marriages with the authorities, the constitutional court said.

Victory for LGBT in Taiwan as top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Victory for LGBT in Taiwan as top court rules in favour of gay marriage


TAIWAN’s constitutional court on Wednesday ruled in favour of same-sex unions in a landmark decision that paves the way for the island nation to become the first in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

There's a powerful conservative case to be made for gay marriage in Australia

There's a powerful conservative case to be made for gay marriage in Australia


On January 1 this year, the tiny territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic became the latest country to allow same-sex marriage. Its elected council voted for the reform after a consultation found that a majority of its 5600 residents supported the change. After all, isn't that what's meant to happen in a representative democracy?


Matt Skallerud's insight:

One after another, countries across the world have legalised gay marriage, usually because that is what their people wanted.  Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK, the US and Uruguay have all taken this step.  Finland is about to follow.

Bride & Prejudice's Chris and Grant speak on relationship

Bride & Prejudice's Chris and Grant speak on relationship


Chris plans to get married to his long-term partner in Palm Springs next month - against the wishes of his homophobic parents.

This startup connects China’s LGBT community for marriages of convenience

iHomo, a Beijing-based startup is now helping out LGBT community to find a marriage partner to appease their parents stubborn to see their child getting..

Photos: Thousands in Taiwan call on their government to be the first in Asia to legalize gay marriage

Photos: Thousands in Taiwan call on their government to be the first in Asia to legalize gay marriage


As Taiwan enters the final stage of a debate over whether to legalize same-sex marriage, supporters of the move have made a final push to convince Taiwan’s lawmakers to pass the relevant legislation.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

On Saturday (Dec. 10), supporters of LGBT rights gathered at Ketagalan Boulevard, the main artery around the presidential office. Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, or parliament, is due to review same-sex marriage proposals on Dec. 26, after months of protests by both supporters and opponents as well as public hearings on the move. Organizers estimated that as many as 250,000 people participated, though police estimates were much lower.

A Harvard study confirms LGBT people are more likely to come out where same-sex marriage is legal

A Harvard study confirms LGBT people are more likely to come out where same-sex marriage is legal


Across the US, many LGBT people are still afraid to openly express their sexuality, and government policy can have a direct impact on whether they are comfortable taking that step.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

A comprehensive study that tracks nearly 70,000 women across the US shows those living in states recognizing same-sex relationships appear more likely to come out as LGBT than those living in states that do not. The data comes from the Nurses’ Health Study II, a cohort of registered female nurses aged 25 to 44 who completed questionnaires every two years for the past two decades.

Taiwan is on the verge of becoming the first Asian country with marriage equality

Taiwan is on the verge of becoming the first Asian country with marriage equality


More than 4 billion people live in Asia. But not one of them lives in a country where people can get married regardless of their sexual orientation. LGBT rights supporters have long looked to liberal Taiwan to change that, and numerous recent developments signal that the country may step up.