Australians start registering for same-sex weddings

Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot on Saturday as Australia's new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalized gay unions. The historic bill finally legalizing same-sex marriage came into effect barely 24 hours after its ...

Australian lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

/ Dec 7, 2017

Australian lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through Parliament on Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling. There were loud cheers, hugs and sustained clapping in the 150-seat lower House of Representatives when all but four MPs ...

/ Nov 22, 2017

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said that senior Indonesian police and military officers have ...