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World 08 Jul 2020 | 8:43 PM

Thai cabinet backs bill allowing same-sex unions

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet approved a civil partnership bill on Tuesday that would recognise same-sex unions with almost the same legal rights as married couples, in one of the most liberal moves yet for a largely conservative nation known for its tolerance.

AseanPlus News 16 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Thai LGBT+ lawmakers force dress-code rethink

BANGKOK: Thailand’s four new LGBT+ members of parliament have prompted the house to relax its gender-based dress code, in a small victory for the ground-breaking politicians who have vowed to push for greater LGBT+ rights in the country.

World 06 Nov 2013 | 2:40 AM

Ireland to hold referendum on same sex marriage

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will hold a referendum on same sex marriage in 2015, just over two decades after the once stridently Catholic country legalised homosexuality, the government said on Tuesday.

World 04 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Scotland paves way for vote on independence from Britain

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland will introduce a bill within nine months on holding a referendum on independence, First Minister Alex Salmond said on Tuesday, paving the way for a vote that could result in the eventual breakup of Britain.

World 17 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Britain to consult on legalising gay marriage

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain moved closer on Thursday to allowing gay partners to marry, saying it would end a bar on the celebration of same-sex unions in religious premises and consult on legalising homosexual marriage.