Same-sex marriage coming to Guernsey

The States of Guernsey today passed the law allowing same-sex marriage in Guernsey, by a vote of 33 to 5. Apart from Northern Island, Guernsey was the only place left in the British Isles where equal marriage wasn’t available, after Jersey voted to bring it in last year.  That imbalance has now been rectified in…

Solution to trans bathroom controversy

How do you solve the problem of gendered bathrooms in public places? The Optimism  Brewing Company may have the answer The brewery, founded by husband and wife Troy Hakala and Gay Gilmore in 2013, is located on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Their mantra is “Optimism makes challenging things seem possible. Optimism is the will to challenge…

Civil Unions now possible for same-sex couples in Italy

Italy’s Parliament has passed a bill legalising civil unions for same-sex couples. The legislation has been opposed by the Catholic church. After passing through the Senate in February, the bill today cleared the Lower House Chamber of Deputies, after a confidence vote passed by 369-193 – meaning the bill will become law. Formal approval of the law is…