Rappler's latest stories on marriage
Nepal has one of the world's highest rates of child marriage, even though the practice was banned five decades ago and the legal marrying age is 20
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'
For some people choosing to live apart is not about finding a new or better form of intimacy
Ai-Ai reveals that she doesn't attend her gay friends' weddings, saying that 'she doesn't believe in it'
Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.
The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as the lawyers presented 'no substantial arguments'
(UPDATED) The movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver earns 6 nominations
Pressure forces many couples to sire children even if they are not financially nor emotionally ready
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence,' says Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera
The 113-page ponencia lists a barrage of gender-specific laws that may be disturbed by ruling same-sex marriage as legal, and says these may be matters of policy better left to legislation
The island has long hosted the region's largest pride marches but this year Taiwan's LGBT community and their supporters had an extra reason to celebrate
Grainne Teggart of Amnesty International says the change 'is a hugely significant moment and the beginning of a new era for Northern Ireland – one in which we're free from oppressive laws that have policed our bodies and healthcare'
'Child marriages are manifestations of gender-based discrimination against girls and cultural norms that value girls less than boys,' says House committee on women and gender equality chairperson Ma. Lourdes Acosta Alba
This is the story of the child brides of Marawi, the once-prosperous city ravaged by war
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.
When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew
'Why do I have premature ejaculation with my wife but not with my girlfriend?'
At the heart of the resistance is the moral conviction that to be queer is not only strange, it is evil
Two other Court of Appeals justices vying for a position at the Supreme Court express openness to the concept of same-sex marriage
‘Why should the recognition and rights be given to them over and above what is given to other people?’ says law professor Jeremy Benigno Gatdula
LGBT and human rights activists erupt in celebration in Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, waving rainbow flags that symbolize the gay rights movement
Boys are being married at high rates in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific
The judgment is the latest instance where the judiciary has found against the government and in favor of gay rights groups seeking greater equality
Despite growing public support for gay marriage in Hong Kong, campaigners make little headway against staunch opposition from the city's successive pro-Beijing governments and religious conservatives
The weddings place Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia
Is predominantly Catholic Philippines ready for same-sex marriage?
(4th UPDATE) The island's lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions' and a second clause that would let them apply for a 'marriage registration' with government agencies
Shane Lin and Marc Yuan are among hundreds of same-sex couples who have made reservations to register with government agencies on May 24 for what they hope will be a marriage
Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples 'permanent unions' as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives
An unprecedented legal challenge filed by the Filipino Reverend Marrz Balaoro turns the more commonly heard religious argument opposing gay marriage in Hong Kong on its head
(UPDATED) The bill by the cabinet is the Tsai administration's attempt to meet the court's demands for amendments while trying to respect the referendum result by not altering the Civil Code defining marriage as between a man and a woman
The 5 lesbian and 8 gay couples involved will file lawsuits across the country seeking damages of one million yen ($9000) a person for being denied the same legal rights as heterosexual couples
(UPDATED) It is a surprising twist given public popular support shown nationwide – and earlier remarks from lawmakers in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime
‘There’s also a tactical perspective to it, if you think you’re not gonna get that decision from the Supreme Court then why file before the Supreme Court?’ says senatorial aspirant Florin Hilbay
Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.
'Pro-family' groups defeat pro-gay campaigners in what Amnesty International calls a "bitter blow and a step backwards for human rights in Taiwan
A referendum on whether marriage should only be recognized as between a man and a woman won more than 7 million votes, while another calling for same-sex unions to be regulated under a separate law gained over 6 million
Pro-children's rights advocates are backing the measure, saying culture should no longer be used as an excuse for abuse
Brides are younger than grooms. When it comes to foreigners, Filipino men tend to marry Australian brides. Check out other marriage trends here.
'Was it right to prioritize the church before us, his family? Was it right that he hides money from me and yet generously donate to them?'
Santiago de Cuba archbishop Dionisio Garcia calls on Cubans not to 'ignore what nature has given', amid legislators' plans to legalize same-sex marriage under the proposed new constitution
The anti-gay marriage Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance submits a referendum petition to election authorities to try to prevent the civil code from being amended to recognize same-sex partnerships
(UPDATED) The Malaysian trader, who married the child, could face 6 months in jail if it is found that he did not get permission in Malaysia
The High Court asks lawyer Jesus Falcis to show cause why he should not be disciplined for failing to submit his memorandum on time
It defines marriage as the 'voluntary and consensual union between two people' without specifying their biological sex
Allowing civil unions, which would provide legal rights for same-sex couples, is acceptable to President Rodrigo Duterte while same-sex marriage is not, says his spokesman Harry Roque
The results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in March 2018 also show that opposition to same-sex civil unions is strongest in the Visayas and 'among single men who are widowed/separated/divorced'