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Greece legalises same sex marriage in landmark change

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers by onlook...

Slovakia: Surgery once again a condition for gender change

Amy Zoyomi is a 29-year-old transgender woman from Lucenec, a town of 30,000 inhabitants in southern Slovakia. As an adult, Amy decided to move to the capital, Bratislava. Her gender identity was one ...

Taiwan Green Party releases gender policies, targets surrogacy ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Green Party Taiwan will work to overturn restrictions on surrogacy if elected in January, the party said as it announced policies targeting gender equality on Thursday...

Exhibit highlights everyday issues for transgender people in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The exhibition “100 Ways to See” in Ximen’s Red House concluded on Sunday (Nov. 12) and provided a snapshot of issues and themes in transgender people&rs...

Japan's top court strikes down gender change surgery law

Japan's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a law requiring transgender people to undergo surgery to have their gender officially recognized was in violation of the constitution. The 2003 law s...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bills to enhance the state's protections for LGBTQ+ people

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills Saturday aimed at bolstering the state's protections for LGBTQ+ people, a day after issuing a controversial veto that was cr...

California bill to have human drivers ride in autonomous trucks is vetoed by governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill to require human drivers on board self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds ...

California governor vetoes bill requiring custody courts to weigh affirmation of gender identity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have required judges to consider whether a parent affirms their child’s gender identity when making custody and visi...

Parents who want Youngkin's transgender policies enacted sue the Virginia Beach school board

Two Virginia Beach parents have filed a lawsuit seeking to force their local school system to adopt Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new policies on transgender students, including one that w...

A flamethrower and comments about book burning ignite a political firestorm in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot candidate for Missouri governor and his supporters describe his use of a flamethrower at a recent “Freedom Fest” event outside St. Louis as no big deal. They said...

Appeals court takes up transgender health coverage case likely headed to Supreme Court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering cases out of North Carolina and West Virginia that could have significant implications on whether individual states are required to cove...

In Kentucky governor's race, Democrat presses the case on GOP challenger's abortion stance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's debate over abortion access intensified Wednesday as the Democratic governor pounded away at his rival's longstanding support for the state's existing abortion ban sh...

A Batman researcher said 'gay' in a talk to schoolkids. When asked to censor himself, he quit

ATLANTA (AP) — Marc Tyler Nobleman was supposed to talk to kids about the secret co-creator of Batman, with the aim of inspiring young students in suburban Atlanta's Forsyth County to research and wri...

Census Bureau wants to test asking about sexual orientation and gender identity on biggest survey

The U.S. Census Bureau asked the Biden administration Tuesday for permission to test questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for people age 15 and above on its most comprehensive annual...

Kansas will no longer change trans people's birth certificates to reflect their gender identities

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer change transgender people's birth certificates to reflect their gender identities, the state health department said Friday, citing a new law that prevents the...