The EU’s top court has ruled in favor of a Romanian gay man’s right to have his American husband live with him in Romania, despite the fact that Romania does not recognize same-sex marriage. The ruling means that all EU countries must respect residency rights in a decision being called a victory for human rights.
Edith “Edie” Windsor, an activist who was a pioneer in the LGBT rights movement and brought down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, died on Tuesday, age 88. Employed at IBM, she attained the title designating the highest level technical position at the company in 1968. Windsor was the receiver of numerous awards related to her work in technology and LGBT activism.
In a dispute between a worker and his boss over gay rights, the Justice Department strangely wedged themselves into the conversation. The Justice Department stated that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not state sexual orientation anywhere so employers do have a right to employ or fire on that basis. The brief was filed on the same day Trump announced the trans ban on twitter at a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan.
TAIPEI, Taiwan In a ruling that paves the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage, the constitutional court on Wednesday struck down the Civil Codes definition of marriage as being only between a man and a woman. If the legislature fails to pass an amendment or legislation in the next two years, same-sex couples shall be allowed to have their marriage registration effectuated at the authorities in charge of household registration, the court wrote in a news release. The ruling of the court, formally known as the Council of Grand Justices, came as bills to legalize same-sex marriage have stalled after passing an initial reading late last year.