Two Fine Gael Ministers have said they have no plans for legislation to allow for the adoption of children by same-sex couples – despite pre-election commitments from their Coalition partner Labour to do so.
Gay Irish senator David Norris succeeded Tuesday in securing the backing of the four local councils he needs to get his name on the ballot paper in the October 27 presidential election.
The man who could be Ireland's first openly gay president claims he has been sabotaged by comments about his sexuality.
Iceland formally elected Johanna Sigurdardottir, who is both the first woman and openly gay Prime Minister in the nation’s history in general elections Saturday. She is currently the only openly gay national leader in the world.