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India’s Top Lawyer Stops Push to Legalize Same-Sex Marriages


India’s top lawyer has expressed his opposition against the legalization of same-sex marriage in response to a petition raised to the Delhi High Court, NDTV reports.

Not permissible: Making his submission to the High Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said: “Our laws, our legal system, our society and our values do not recognize marriage, which is a sacrament, between same-sex couples.”

American Man Sues Japan For Not Letting Him Live With His Japanese Husband

An American man who married a Japanese man in the U.S. sued the Japanese government this week, demanding long-term resident status foreigners in heterosexual marriages typically get rights to.

Andrew High and his Japanese husband, identified only as Kohei, have been together for 15 years before tying the knot in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across all 50 states.

Grindr President Scott Chen Backtracks After Saying Marriage is ‘between a man and a woman’

Scott Chen, the president of gay dating app Grindr, has backtracked on his recent comments on the issue of gay marriage after generating backlash from within the app’s own community.

Chen had earlier wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that he believes “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman.” It was posted just days after voters in Taiwan rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum.

Their Marriage Was Thrown Out in Singapore When One Partner Became Transgender

A Singaporean couple whose marriage was thrown out last year after one partner underwent gender-affirming surgery could finally get answers following a court’s agreement to review the decision.

After an eight-year relationship, the couple, whose names have been withheld, married as man and woman in October 2015. However, the man at the time was already in the process of transitioning, having formally changed his name.

Hawaiian Princess Finally Marries Partner of Over 20 Years

At 91, Hawaiian princess and heiress to the House of Kawānanakoa, Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa showed that it’s never too late to tie the knot after she exchanged marriage vows with her 63-year-old partner, Veronica Gail Worth, of 21 years.

The royal marriage announcement revealed that the couple “could not be happier to have sanctified their longtime loving relationship,” according to Hawaii News Now.

Touching Commercials Reveal What It’s Like Living in Japan as an LGBT Person

Tokai Television Broadcasting came out with a series of commercials focusing on what it’s like to live as part of the LGBT community in Japan, which is making progress for same-sex couples.

The first two men in the video below, who wished to remain anonymous, have been together for eight years and when asked if they would ever get married, they told the TV network that only “if a proper marriage system is in place that brings them on par with the rest of the world,” according to SoraNews24.