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Indonesia sex laws ‘nail in coffin’ for LGBTQ rights

Once enacted, the legislation would punish sex outside marriage with one year in prison

Landmark same-sex marriage bill advances in US Senate

In the United States, same-sex unions have been guaranteed by the Supreme Court since 2015

Tokyo recognizes same-sex relationships

The certificates allow LGBTQ partners to be treated as married couples for a range of public services, such as housing, medicine and welfare

Bishops in Belgium defy Vatican, publish ceremony for blessing same-sex unions

The Vatican clarified that the Catholic Church does not have the power to give liturgical blessings of homosexual unions

Hong Kong court rejects gay marriage appeal

The campaign for equal marriage rights has had limited success across much of Asia

Thailand takes step toward same-sex marriage with parliament vote

If the bill succeeds, Thailand would be the first country in Southeast Asia to recognize same sex unions

Tokyo to recognize same-sex partnerships from November

Japan is the only nation of the Group of Seven countries that does not recognize same-sex unions

Thailand’s Catholic Church against proposed civil partnership law

Media reports said an online petition to legalize same-sex marriage has gained support in recent weeks

Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

The pope emeritus said the issue of marriage and family has taken on a new dimension that cannot be ignored”

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