Forbes published the list of most powerful people in the world, Russian President Vladmir Putin happens to be the most powerful person on Earth. While U.S. President Barack Obama rests at the second position. It’s the second year in a row Putin earned the most powerful title. (more…)
India’s achievement on Mars Mission, protesters in Hong Kong, New York Fashion Week, Hurricane strike in California, Apple’s gala event, iPhone bend controversy and US take on jihad controversy, September ended with victory, horrifying events and political hustle-bustle. And if you missed any happenings across the world, here is your complete news directory of this month. (more…)
Same-sex marriage has always been a controversial topic in the world for several years but public opinion towards the issue seems to be changing from 27 percent to 53 percent. It’s a minor change that does indicate rise of new human rights all over the world. However, several political and religious groups are opposed to the whole idea of same-sex marriage. Most people also belief that same-sex marriage is a sin, but separation of state and church is not in support of this viewpoint. Governments around the world are considering their decision whether to legalize same-sex marriages. There are more than dozen countries that enjoy national laws on gay and lesbian’s marriage, mostly in America and Europe. There are many countries that allow same-sex marriage, while others don’t. Here are top five countries too good for gay people.
Netherlands: In 2000, Netherland became the first-ever country to legalize gay marriage. A landmark bill was passed in the Dutch parliament supporting the practice. As per the law, gay couples can have right to marry, adopt children and divorce. The legalization state a single sentence which reads, “A marriage can be contracted by two people of different or the same sex.” Whereas Christian Democratic Party, conservative Christian and Muslim groups continue to oppose the new law in the country. However same sex marriage is extensively accepted by the Dutch citizens. The law came into force on 1st April 2001, wherein four same-sex couples got married by Job Cohen, the Mayor of Amsterdam who became registrar at the wedding. Soon Mayor Cohen was awarded as Junior Minister of Justice of the Netherlands with responsibility of organizing same-sex couples and adoption rules through parliament. As per the stats, by 2004, over 6,000 gay couples got married in the Netherlands with an increase of 3% every year. Till 2011, Netherlands witnessed 14,813 gay marriages, 7,291 between same sex men and 7,522 between two women. In the same time span, there were more than 761,010 heterosexual weddings and 1,078 gay divorces. (more…)