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Ecuador's high court approves the right for same-sex couples to marry

Ecuador approves the right for same-sex couples to marry.

Same-sex couples in Ecuador have a reason to celebrate this week as the country's highest court legalized same-sex marriage on Wednesday. 

Five members of the nine in the Constitutional Court voted in favor of the law as a result of two cases they heard involving two same-sex couples who wanted to marry.

Taiwan passes marriage equality, a historic first for Asia

Taiwan passes marriage equality, a historic first for Asia.

Taiwan has made history today as it became the first place in Asia for same-sex couples to legally marry. 

Lawmakers on the self-ruled island state approved a bill following two years of preparation to amend existing marriage laws which were deemed unconstitutional in 2017. 

Sultan of Brunei puts moratorium on death penalty against LGBT people

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, after a month of pressure from international advocacy organizations and celebrity boycotts said he is putting a moratorium on capital punishment including death for gay sex and adultery. 

Brunei to implement death penalty for gay sex

The tiny nation of Brunei is being accused of human rights violations by Amnesty International for criminal laws that will go into effect on April 3.

The laws would mean that citizens caught having gay sex could be put to death by way of stoning. Thieves would suffer amputation if caught. These laws would also apply to children. 

Methodist church could officially sever ties with LGBT community

United Methodist Church votes down LGBT inclusion in preliminary vote.

United Methodist Church leaders are currently at odds with each other over whether or not to keep tacit support of the LGBT community intact or abandon it altogether. The latter seems to be the path they want to take according to a preliminary vote put forth by over 800 delegates at an international conference in St. Louis on Monday.