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Members of the LGBTQ community march against discrimination in Kolkata, India, on December 29, 2019

10 maps showing how different LGBTQ rights are around the world

Homosexuality is still illegal in 68 countries around the world, and punishable by death in more than a dozen.
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I love filing a joint tax return with my wife because it saves us a ton of money — and affirms our legal relationship

"My wife and I weren't able to file a joint federal tax return for the first 18 years we were married because the IRS didn't recognize our marriage."
Two newlywed men walk on a giant rainbow flag at a pro same-sex marriage party after registering their marriage in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2019.

Taiwan just held the first gay weddings in all of Asia. But the country’s new law doesn’t apply to all same-sex couples.

Taiwan held its first same-sex weddings on Friday. But the new law only applies to people from Taiwan or other countries with marriage equality.
A recent episode of the popular children's television show "Arthur" shows a teacher getting married to another man.

Alabama Public Television refused to air the episode of ‘Arthur’ showing his teacher marrying another man because officials feared parents...

The episode originally aired on May 13, but Alabama Public Television preempted the episode in the state with a re-run instead.
People take part in a rally in support of same-sex marriage near the Presidential Office in Taipei on November 18, 2018, ahead of a landmark vote on LGBT rights on November 24.

Taiwan makes history in Asia as first parliament to legalize same-sex marriage

The bill passed on Friday will  allow full legal marriage rights for same-sex couples and also offers limited adoption rights.

A tiny Caribbean island just legalized same sex marriage and it could have major implications

The decision marks a decisive break for the country which operates under a relationship with the British legal system.

The Methodist Church voted for stricter antigay policies, and now there are accusations of vote buying

The Methodist Church has voted at its international meeting to clamp down on same-sex marriage. The decision could split up congregants.
A screenshot from the new David's Bridal commercial.

David’s Bridal features same-sex couple for the first time in new advertisement

With a theme of "rewriting the rules," David’s Bridal’s latest advertisement features a same-sex couple, a first in the company’s 60-year history.
A huge crowd takes part in a rally in support of same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The placards encourage the country to vote "no" on a series of referendums against marriage equality.

Taiwan voted to reject same-sex marriage in a surprise about-face that has changed the island both socially and politically

Last year, Taiwan's highest court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry and set a two-year deadline for legalization.
Same-sex wedding cake toppers in Paris, France.

A top Australian wedding magazine was forced to shut down after getting called out for excluding same-sex couples in its pages

White Magazine's founders issued a statement saying it was "no longer economically viable" after advertisers began pulling out of the publication.