International

Australian Parliament Legalizes Marriage Equality

The Australian House of Representatives’ has voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality legislation. The measure passed with only four votes against it. The Australian Senate previously passed the measure by a vote of 43 to 12. After the Governor-General gives the legislation official approval in a formality known as “Royal Assent,” marriage equality will(…)

Austrian Court rules to Legalize Marriage Equality Starting in 2019

Austria’s highest court ruled Tuesday to fully legalize marriage equality by 2019 after declaring the law restricting LGBTQ partnership to civil unions discriminatory. With this historic decision, the current restrictions on LGBTQ Austrians will be overturned on December 31, 2018 and marriage equality will be in full effect starting Jan. 1, 2019. “Today, the differentiation(…)

Updated international Human Rights Principles for the Treatment of LGBTI People Released

International human rights experts today released a supplement to the groundbreaking Yogyakarta Principles, a universal guide to human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics which applies to all United Nations member states. The original Yogyakarta Principles were drafted by human rights experts in 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in response(…)