Sunday 28 June 2015

NEWS: US Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

Photo via The Big Picture.

This past Friday US Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling established same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation and making the United States the 23rd country where same-sex marriage is legal nationwide Here you can have a look at the celebrations across America via Boston Globe's Big Picture. E.T.P. 5'

Illustration via The New York Times.

The evolution of gay marriage, from a few states to a whole nation, a series of interesting infographics via The New York Times. E.T.P. 3'

Quartz makes an interest account of the countries where gay marriage is legal: 23 if you count the UK, where it is legal everywhere except Northern Ireland. "The Dutch parliament legalized gay marriage in the Netherlands back in 2000, but most of the other 19 countries have done so only in the last few years. Ireland in 2015 became the first country to legalize gay marriage through a popular vote." Have a look at the full list in Quartz. E.T.P. 2'

A huge rainbow flag makes its way along Oxford Street

The streets of London were awash with a rainbow of colour as thousands of people gathered for the annual Pride parade – the day after the US supreme court’s decision on gay marriage.
With the sun shining, revellers dressed up for the occasion – with some in dramatic costumes and even a dog was pictured sporting a multi-coloured coat.
The US flag joined Ireland and Mozambique’s at the front of the march, recognising recent gay rights progress in all three countries. Read Guardian article here E.T.P. 2'

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