“A lot of people are getting exasperated that we don’t have it yet,” said Jessica Payne who is organizing the Brisbane march.“I think it is a matter of time but it’s not going to happen without a push.” Cushla said she and Tania weren’t willing to sit around and wait “and hope” for same-sex marriage to become legal. I just wanted it to be the way that we wanted it to be, despite the fact that my partner is a woman,” she said.Last month, a court in Malaysia backed police over its ban on a gay rights festival which officials argued could disrupt public order.And in Hong Kong, the sexuality of pop star Anthony Wong made headlines when he confirmed, after years of speculation, that he was gay.MPs in Uganda have repeatedly tried to introduce an anti-homosexuality bill which would make homosexual acts a capital offense; prominent gay rights activist David Kato was beaten to death in the country in 2011.And even in South Africa, where single sex marriage was legalized in 2006, and where the post-apartheid constitution bans prejudice on the grounds of homosexuality, attacks on gays and lesbians — including instances of so-called “corrective rape” — still occur.In other regions too, attitudes have been slow to change.
Hong Kong (CNN) — Cushla wore a white dress for her big day, Tania, braces, a hat and bow-tie.
But at the same time you still have people who are very ignorant,” said Reggie Ho, Chairman of the Pink Alliance which is organizing a concert Wong is due to perform at on Saturday, May 12.
The concert is part of an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), which is observed in 60 countries.
by 2015.” After becoming the first country to legalize same-sex unions in 1989, Denmark is close to doing the same for same-sex marriages.
And Nepal, a country that only legalized same sex unions in 2008, has appointed a committee to develop laws on same-sex marriages.