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TAIPEI (Reuters): Taiwan's constitutional court on Friday (May 29)decriminalised adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding personal rights and privacy, scrapping a law that activists said discriminated against women.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Larry Kramer, an author, playwright and film producer who helped shape U.S. healthcare policy with his early advocacy of a national response to AIDS when it first emerged in the 1980s, died on Wednesday at 84.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage.
BEIJING (AFP): Divorce, sexual harassment, organ donations, privacy: China's sweeping first-ever civil code will be debated at its annual parliament meeting in Beijing this week.
TAIPEI: Taiwan on Sunday (May 17) marked the one-year anniversary of legalising same-sex marriage, as gay couples and rights groups called for full recognition of unions involving foreigners. The island is at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia.
SiINGAPORE: A fresh bid to overturn a Singapore law banning gay sex failed on Monday (March 30) as a court dismissed several challenges, a setback for efforts to promote greater LGBT rights in South-East Asian region and also Asia in the greater picture.
LISBON (Reuters) - The decriminalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide is a step closer to becoming a reality in Portugal after lawmakers approved a set of bills on Thursday, a move applauded by many but opposed by religious groups and conservatives.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe have apologised for a breach of "protocol" at the Australian Open after being taken to task by tournament organisers for an on-court protest against Margaret Court.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe called for Margaret Court's name to be stripped from the Australian Open's second showcourt in a protest at the stadium that drew a frosty response from tournament organisers on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - John McEnroe mocked Australian Margaret Court as the 'crazy aunt' of tennis on Monday and said he hoped Serena Williams could beat the 77-year-old's record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles.