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The Stonewall Alliance [Sign-Ups|LGBT Rights Organization]

Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:51 pm

OOC: Please keep any inflammatory, hate, or opposition comments out of this thread. If you have any IC or OOC problems with the organization or this thread, send me a telegram. In other words, keep any "anti-gay" comments and any complaints out of here. Thanks ~ SPR

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The Stonewall Alliance is a civil rights organization that strives to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered peoples worldwide. By actively advocating LGBT rights and issues, the Stonewall Alliance works towards ending discrmination against LGBT citizens around the globe. The Stonewall Alliance is active in securing equal rights for those in the workplace, at local and national levels, and also in educating people about LGBT issues. By seeking to improve the lives of the international LGBT community, we reinforce our goal of achieving fundamental fairness and equality for all human beings.
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II. About Us

Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:40 pm

About Us

The Stonewall Alliance is an international organization that promotes LGBT and human rights around the world. Founded in 1997, Stonewall is headquartered in Rome, the capital of the Roman Kingdom.The Stonewall Alliance maintains a large presence on the international level, actively campaigning for LGBT rights on a global scale. Regularly petitioning the World Assembly and governments, the Stonewall Alliance is not only an advocacy group, but also a political lobbying organization as well. The Stonewall Alliance is represented in 36 nations around the globe.

The founding tenets of the Alliance are based on several cornerstones, particulary several World Assembly Resolutions. All Stonewall Alliance member nations who are in the World Assembly should abide by the following regulations, which have been thoroughly researched and compiled by our resident WA Legal Attaché, Legate. Liu Ao-Khiao:

Section 2 of General Assembly Resolution #91, A Convention on Gender, stipulates that "no intersex, transgender or intergender person shall be considered diseased by the sole reason of being intersex, transgender or intergender." Additionally, Section 4 continues by stating that "no intersex, transgender or intergender person shall be forced to choose to fit in any gender." Furthermore, Section 5 concludes that "full recognition shall be given to gender changes & intersex/gender status in international/national personal documents, if they mention gender."

Section 1 of General Assembly Resolution #200, Foreign Marriage Recognition, "Requires every member state to provide every foreign marriage that meets all of the following conditions the same legal recognition as a domestic marriage: The marriage was performed legally under the jurisdiction of a foreign member state, and that marriage remains legally valid in that same foreign member state; The marriage does not violate World Assembly law; and The marriage would be legally valid if it had been performed domestically."

Article 3, Section A of General Assembly Resolution #16, the Sexual Privacy Act, stipulates that "no nation shall enact legislation prohibiting, criminalizing or otherwise regulating sexual acts between consenting individuals when practiced in the privacy of the home, or otherwise away from public exposure."

Article 1, Section A of General Assembly Resolution #35, the Charter of Civil Rights, stipulates that "all inhabitants of member states have the right not to be and indeed must not be discriminated against on grounds including ...sexual orientation or sexual identity."

General Assembly Resolution #15, the Freedom of Marriage Act opens with "CONVINCED that the union of two persons should be equally protected by the State regardless of gender or sexual orientation" then "DETERMINED to further the rights of persons that have been oppressed and discriminated against for ages". Article 3, Section A says that "no State shall restrict the right to enter into such unions to persons of a certain sex or sexual orientation, nor shall they require that they be of the same or different sex.", then b) "No State shall establish different conditions, requirements or effects to unions of persons of the same or different sex."


All positions hereforth are provisional and office-holders will be confirmed at the upcoming conference.

Secretary-General: Sir Charles Seydoux, GCVL, OM (San Pellegrino Romana)

First Assistant Secretary-General: Sir Septimus Kavir su Aldrali a Sizaan, of the Mani Sept, fides de Si’Anak (Macisikan)

Deputy Secretary-General: Baron Dakrati Kavisiir (Macisikan)

Minister of International Cooperation: Mr. Yamada Kaoru (Glaswegistan)

Minister of Finance:

Minister of Public Information: Little Duke Michaellus, Sérvór du Mastarch (Grittonia)

World Assembly Legal Attaché: Lg. Liu Ao-Khiao (Phing Phong)
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III. Member Nations

Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Member Nations

Nation NameName of Representative
Aazeronia, The Most Serene Republic ofAmbassador James DuFrae
Abomination, The State-of-the-Art in Means ofChancellor Voice Dermond
Ainin, The Republic ofMarie Hartly
Almaniania, The Castillon Federation ofPrimary Level Ambassador Wallace E. George
Alqania, The Queendom ofThe Rt Hon. William Qick, Count of Wythoss
Alte Koniggratz, The Kaiserliche Reich ofAlbrecht Zapfen
Astrolinium, The Sublime Island Kingdom ofNikolaos Ephegenetos
Battlion, The First President of Nysa ofAmbassador Oliver Tomwell KBM
Belfras, The Kingdom ofHRH The Princess Catherine
Benjamin Mark, The Commonwealth ofNina Yang
Bloumans for Homosexual EqualityPrince Henry
Union of Europa, The Sir Gary Milford
^Central European Commonwealth, The Commonwealth ofJolanta Budzyńska’
Chongmingtian, The Empire ofAmbassador Kwok (Ho Xue)
Crolacia, The Parliamentary MonarchyTara Karmensdottir
Crystal Spires, The Beastling States ofMarylynn Etrus
Dagnia, The Republic ofSenator Flaccus Erectus
Dungeyland, The Empire ofMs. Helena Thompson
Ecans, The Republic of Erik Höpf
Elyomia, The Democratic Commonwealth ofHRH Crown Prince Jackson II - Assisted by Mr. Kyle Moss Anders Corrigan, Viscount Wentworth, OEM REM
Erucia, The Democratic Union ofAmbassador Mick Devlin
Eslovakia, The Federal Republic ofMonica Bergendahl
Fatatatutti, The Goodie-Two-Shoe-TopiaShoshone Chang
Fellmarch, The Empire ofAlbtraum Hofmarschall Orthlok Schwartzritter
Flaming Soul Forces, The Federal Democratic Union ofAlican Emielotis
Flutterderpia, The Constitutional Monarchy ofLord Phillip Martin
The French Union, The Constitutional Monarchy ofMonica Bergendahl
Gaveo, The Republic ofPresident Roberto Garcia
Gavinium Magnus, The Benevolent Autocracy ofHRH Princess Anne-Marie
Genovia, The Kingdom ofHRH The Prince Daniel
Glaswegistan, The Federal Republic ofScott Canmore
Grand Soviet Union, The People's Republic ofNikita Khrushchev
Greater Oronti, The Nine Realms ofThe Lady Bernadette of House Lote
The Greater Pony HerdAlpha Mare Twilight Sparkle
Grittonia, The Pappaïstic Nation ofLittle Duke Michaellus, Sérvór du Mastarch
Inky Noodles, The Syndicated Republic ofOliver Kensington
Ionah, The Empire ofEmperor Johnathan Ionah
The Kangaroo Republic, The Federation ofRian Norakxezix Kobenar
Karlsland, The Holy Roman Empire ofEila Wyrzyk
Klowr, The Commonwealth ofKeira Brandywine
Liriena, The United Empire and Archduchy ofPrince Crescenzo
Macisikan, The Federated Star Empire ofLord Isaac Aldrali
Mexican Liberation, The Democratic States ofThe Red Shadow
Mourro, The Republic ofAlano Miur
Nazi States of Europe, The Dictatorship ofSylvia "Valkyrie" Cherry
New Canada-UK, The Holy Jolly Roman Empire ofThe Honourable Ambassador Michelle Jean, PC
New Corda, The People's Republic ofAmbassador, 2nd Class, Rick O'Don
New Hayesalia, The Greater Island Kingdom ofRonda Menetire
The New Lowlands, The United Federation ofErik Schumann
New Matawan, The United Socialist States ofJhan Mombourquette
New York, The Republic ofDr. Patricia Jones
Noordeinde, The United States ofThe Rt. Honourable Pete Daalder
North Calaveras, The Dominion ofThe Dear Leader
Oneracon, The Kingdom ofDr. Cody Nadel
Patroclus, The Holy Empire ofHIHM Emperor Kimo
*Phing Phong, The City-State ofLuang Liu Ao-Khiao
Pravengria, The United Federative Empire ofLeo Connis
The Quadruple Alliance, The Federation ofGentleman Cardinal Huehhueyi Itonalmeyotzitzihuan
The Quendi Nation, The Most Serene People's Empire ofAleera i Maia Amynessaiel nossë Alcedina-Aquilaine
Radiatia, The Federation ofTeodor Lacy
*Rome, The Kingdom ofHis Excellency Sir Giancarlo Andreotti, KR, GCVL, OM
Rustonia, The Socialist Republic ofAmbassador Dikkiz Kastrioti
San Leggera, The Republic ofThe Rt. Hon. Christian Faulkner
Seriong, The Republic ofSarong Brejik
Sedikal, The United Socialist States ofXabi Zilochit
Southland, The Most Serene Republic ofSimon Kowe
Stoklomolvi, The Liaoist Federation ofZhang Weiping [张卫平]
Taronix, The Collectivist Socialists ofGeornak Howe
Teddy Bear Republic, The Empire of theLarissa Vladark
Transhuman Proteus, The Most Enlightened Meritocracy ofDr. Eldr Mriss
Triquoland, The Kingdom ofLord Herman Jefferson Lindwood & Lord Ivan Brown Lindwood
Unicario, The Socialist Internationale ofComrade Friedrich Goering
The Union of Myanmar, The Democratic People's Republic ofMinister Gao Wenzhong
United Keterian Tribes, The Grand and Holy Interstellar Empire of theImperial Bureaucrat First Class Kapsiko Karisto
Venetoland, The Republic ofPresident Edward Sheng
ViZion, The Constitutional Federal Republic ofTia Wilson
Vueltea, The Union ofHRH Prince José Fernando Fioren-Sforza
Woodstead, The Republic ofGiles Armstrong
Yaroslavl, The Federal Socialist Republic ofAlexei Karchagin
YellowApple, Inc.Senior Representative Roberto Espadeiro
Ygganda , The Allied States ofSvanhild Þorvaldsdotír
Zephyrinia, The Queendom ofMme. Zephyrine Desjardins
Zonolia, The Democratic Social Second Republic ofJim Houwkins

* Denotes Stonewall Council Nation
^ Denotes Observer Status Nation.
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IV. Membership Guidelines & Application

Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:42 pm

Membership Guidelines & Application

OOC: A million thanks go to Macisikan for writing this wonderful and amazing guide on our Admissions Policy.

From: Admissions Office, Stonewall Alliance
To: Prospective Member Nations
CC: Current Member Nations
Subject: Guidance on Applications

To whom it may concern,

In light of the increasing number of applications that require clarification, the Admissions Office is issuing the following guidance on the Admissions Policy. Please ensure you read it thoroughly prior to applying.

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When attempting to join the Alliance, prospective member nations are asked to provide answers to the following questions regarding the status of Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) persons in their jurisdictions.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation?
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same-sex marriage is legal) in your nation?
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation?
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation?
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples?


For a nation to be immediately granted full membership, the applicant nation must be able to honestly answer “yes” to all of the above questions.

The requirements are much less strict for nations applying for observer status, but those nations are expected to be conciliatory towards the organisation and its goals of cultural and legal equality for GSM individuals.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?


This is held to refer to equivalent recognition and protection of legal rights. GSM persons must not be disadvantaged at law compared to their non-GSM peers in the applicant nation. For example, same-sex sexual activity must be both legal and have the same age-of-consent restrictions as opposite-sex sexual activity in order to be able to answer “yes” to this question.

The same metric applies to treatments like surrogacy and IVF treatment; if such are available to opposite-sex couples, they must be made equally available to same-sex couples in order to be able to answer “yes” here. If such treatments are banned in the applicant nation, this does not prevent them from providing a “yes” answer – the issue is not whether such treatments or options are prohibited or permitted, but whether or not they are available to all persons regardless of sex, sexuality, or gender identity. In a similar vein, marital status is irrelevant to matters around surrogacy and IVF treatment; if a single person is prohibited from seeking such therapies, this is not problematic so long as no distinction is made on the basis of sex, sexuality, or gender identity.

It should be noted that if an applicant nation unfairly disadvantages GSM persons in the realisation of their rights then they cannot honestly answer “yes” to this question. To use the surrogacy and IVF treatment example; if this is freely and readily available to opposite-sex couples but same-sex couples must satisfy additional requirements or the law places additional burdens on them, then equality is not present and a “no” answer must be provided.

At present, whether GSM persons are allowed to donate blood or tissue is not a factor in considering this question; that matter will be addressed when a proper agreement is formed between the member-nations.

Though specific questions are provided for marriage (and equivalent arrangements), adoption, and sex reassignment surgery, a “no” answer on any of these questions requires a “no” answer to this one.

Depending on the extent of the negative response the applicant nation tenders to this question, answering “no” may create a rebuttable presumption that the nation is hostile towards GSM individuals.

Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation?


This refers to anti-discrimination laws relating to employment, the provision of goods and services (including medical services), relating to transgender identity or expression, and so on. If the applicant nation gives a “no” answer here, that nation is declaring that they offer no legal protection to GSM individuals in any of these areas.

Depending on the applicant nation’s other policies, a “no” answer may form a rebuttable presumption that the applicant nation actively fosters or promotes anti-GSM discrimination; it will certainly form a rebuttable presumption that such discrimination is permitted.

Is there marriage equality (e.g. same-sex marriage is legal) in your nation?


This question employs the language of marriage equality for the sake of familiarity. If the applicant nation does not recognise marriage at all, but recognises an arrangement analogous to marriage (such as civil unions), and that arrangement is open to all citizens regardless of sexuality or gender identity, then that nation is able to answer “yes” to this question.

If the applicant nation has one arrangement in place (such as marriage) for opposite-sex couples, and another (such as civil unions) in place for GSM individuals, and GSM individuals are unable to lawfully access the arrangement in place for opposite-sex couples (or vice versa), then that nation must answer “no” to this question. The nature of the arrangements is immaterial; separate is not equal.

Please see the detail under “Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?” for the impact a “no” answer to this question may have on an application.

Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation?


This question is concerned with the legal adoption (either jointly or singularly) of minors by GSM individuals.

The question does not cover the question of surrogacy or IVF treatment (addressed above), merely that of legal adoption. As with surrogacy or IVF treatment, if the applicant nation prohibits adoption by single people, such is not an impediment so long as GSM status is irrelevant to the prohibition.

Please see the detail under “Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?” for the impact a “no” answer to this question may have on an application.

Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation?


Sex (or Gender) reassignment surgery (SRS) is the term for the set of procedures to alter a person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics to that of another sex. SRS is a critical component of the proper treatment of gender identity disorder (and gender dysphoria) in transsexual and transgender individuals. The legal recognition of a trans* individual’s preferred gender is considered an inseparable part of the legalisation of SRS.

As such, if the applicant nation prohibits SRS at law, it cannot said to accord equal legal status to GSM individuals, nor can it be said to have implemented anti-discrimination policies; a nation that prohibits SRS is enforcing a legal situation on trans* individuals that negatively affects their health and well-being.

Legal discrimination against trans* individuals will create a rebuttable presumption that the applicant nation is hostile towards GSM individuals, and the application will be declined.

Please note that this does not cover the question of availability of SRS. Some nations are unable to provide SRS due to economic or technological circumstances. This does not constitute a “no” answer to this question, as the issue here is the legality of SRS. If trans* persons cannot have SRS in the applicant nation due to economic or technological issues, but it is legal in the applicant nation, the trans* persons are allowed to travel to another nation for the procedure, and the applicant nation will recognise the gender change, then a “yes” answer should be given.

Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples?


This question aims to find out if there is a single class of marriage or marriage-like arrangement available to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples, or if there is differentiation between the two. If the applicant nation has no such tax breaks, then that nation should provide a “yes” answer to this question, as strictly speaking GSM couples do have the exact same tax breaks – none.

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The Rebuttable Presumption of Unsuitability
What is a “rebuttable presumption of unsuitability”?

A rebuttable presumption is a conclusion that is taken to be true unless proven otherwise.

In the context of membership applications, a “rebuttable presumption of unsuitability” is created where information provided by an applicant nation has led the Admissions Office to conclude that said applicant nation fails to properly recognise or protect the rights of GSM individuals, or actively oppresses and persecutes them.

This is held to be true until proven false.

What does it mean for our application?
In the majority of cases, the Admissions Office will hold the application pending clarification or correction, and reserves the right to summarily decline the application.

The applicant nation will not become a member until the matter is resolved.

How will we know if our application has created one?
The Admissions Office will inform the applicant nation of this in the response, though the exact phrase will very rarely be used, and will advise the nation of why the presumption has been formed.

What can we do?
An applicant nation in this situation has two choices: Clarification or Correction.

1. Clarification
The applicant nation has to prove that they do not fail to recognise or protect GSM rights; frequently this is a simple matter of clarification.

For example, if an applicant nation provides a “no” answer to the marriage equality question because that nation has no such arrangement in place at all, but fails to mention this detail in the initial application. The Admissions Office will form the rebuttable presumption that GSM persons are denied access to marriage, and advise the applicant nation that their application has been held; to rebut the presumption, the nation simply has to advise the Admissions Office that they do not recognise marriage or any marriage-like arrangement. The application will then be approved.

2. Correction
Provide a concrete timetable for the implementation of a remedy to the concerns raised by the Admissions Office. In this case, a legislative change will often be needed.

For example, if an applicant nation provides a “no” answer to the SRS question, the Admissions office will advise that a rebuttable presumption has been formed that trans* individuals are subject to active discrimination and persecution by the applicant nation’s government. That nation must provide the Applications office with a timetable for the full legalisation of SRS, including the legal recognition of the transitioning gender of trans* individuals; the timetable must be reasonable in length, and must be adhered to.

What if we don’t take action in response to a rebuttable presumption notice?
That nation’s application will be declined and they will not be admitted to the Alliance. The failed application will be noted, along with the failure to act, and this will count against any future applications for membership.

This outcome applies to nations that promise corrective action and fail to deliver.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sir Septimus Kavir su Aldrali a Sizaan, of the Mani Sept, fides de Si’Anak
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Postby Almaniania » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:45 pm

Nation Name: The Castillon Federation of Almaniania (Commonly known as the Almanianian Federation)
Population: 4.8 billion
Form of Government: Federal Republic
Head of Government: Prime Minister Zachery Castarlo
Head of State: President John Lennon
Representative: Psychotic Mon- High Poob- Primary Level Ambassador Wallace E. George
Monetary Contribution (Optional): C$200 million ($1 USD= C$1.2)

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? ...No, of course not (Yes, I'm being sarcastic, and yes, they do have equal rights).
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Not necessarily needed, but we have instituted them in the past. They lost their value as LGBT Rights became more mainstream (not that they weren't mainstream to begin with...), but are still in place should problems arise.
Is there marriage quality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Religious Institutions have the right to refuse to marry people, but those that do follow such practices are not considered a Tax-Deductible Charitable Organization, as defined in The Bigotry Acts of 1994 (further expanded upon by the Church Laws of 2005). On top of that, the few religious institutions that fall in this category are heavily fined, face heavy roadblocks in gaining insurance for houses of worship, and face sharp criticism by the majority of the nation.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Congrats, you made me look something up, and yes. :P
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes, but any person looking to receive such surgery must sign a waiver that states they had agreed to it.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information: The nation has a longstanding tradition of honoring national sovereignty. However, the nation has a longer tradition of backing human rights. That being said, nations without equality face heavy roadblocks in cooperation with our government.

EDIT: DAMN YOU FOR SWITCHING ON ME! :P
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Postby Phing Phong » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:56 pm

To whomever it may concern,

The City-State of Phing Phong wishes to formally request membership in the Stonewall Alliance. For years, we have aimed to be a beacon of freedom and tolerance, and this outlook naturally includes the promotion of equality and opportunity for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

In consultation with my colleagues, I have decided to send Lg. Liu Ao-Khiao as Phing Phong's official representative to the alliance. He is currently the leader of the Phing Phong Green Party and has been a human and environmental rights activist for fifteen years, two of which he spent in a reeducation facility under the former dictatorship. We believe him to be the most senior politician in the country without a commitment to the Luanyet Hall Council or General Moderation, and as such a highly qualified candidate for representative.

Below is enclosed our formal application:

Nation Name: the City-State of Phing Phong
Population: 134,692,647
Form of Government:Socialist, Buddhist and democratic people's republic, operating as a unicameral parliamentary republic
Head of State and Government: Council-shen Ngô Huynh
Official Representative:Liu Ao-Khiao
Monetary Contribution (Optional): At this stage, we are prepared to commit 750 million Baht (13.5 million NSD) of initial funding.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes, since 2000.
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes, since 2000.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? All women are entitled to one free cycle of IVF
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes, though not on-demand
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information: Phing Phong has a high proportion of LGBT citizens and offers support to LGBT and other disadvantaged refugees.


Yours sincerely,

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Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:53 pm

TO: All Nations
FROM: Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS; Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance


Greetings!

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Charles Seydoux and I am the Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance. Our primary purpose is to promote and advocate LGBT rights around the world. By actively campaigning on a global scale, the Stonewall Alliance strives to bring to light many of the issues the LGBT community worldwide faces - from discrimination at work, bullying in school, or the lack of a political voice. Therefore it is my foremost pleasure to announce that two nations have joined the Stonewall Alliance today.

- The Federation of Almaniania
- The City-State of Phing Phong

With new nations such as yours joining every day, our Alliance will continue to grow and advocate LGBT and human rights around the globe. Only with your continued support and cooperation, can we begin to eradicate the world of hatred, bigotry, and discrminiation. Please continue to spread the word of our alliance!

Sincerely,

Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS
Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance
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Postby Unicario » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:05 pm

Nation Name: The Socialist Internationale of Unicario

Population: 7.02billion persons (of all races) (OOC: This is the RL Earth population as of 2012. Unicario owns an area similar in size, density, population, etc. as Terra.)

Form of Government: Socialist Democracy
Head of Government: Vice President Ryoga Hibiki
Head of State (if different): President Ranko Saotome
Official Representative: Comrade Friedrich Goering
Monetary Contribution (Optional): 36.8billion NSD (about the same in Unicarion yen)

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Absolutely, yes.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes, but was revoked by Presidential Decree (Anti-Ponyist Laws of 2011)
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes, and can be state-funded if an application is filled out.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes.
Any additional information: Unicario has a very pro-LGBT government, with President Saotome herself being bisexual, and members of her cabinet being former men-turned-women by some form of government-created transformation, such as the Jusendoist Waters, a religious icon in our nation, aswell as government transgender rays.
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Postby The Union of Myanmar » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Nation Name:The Democratic People's Republic of The Union of Myanmar
Population: 5.66 billion
Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Head of Government: Prime Minister Aung Myin Ko
Head of State (if different): President Yuzana Aye
Official Representative: Minister Gao Wenzhong
Monetary Contribution (Optional): NSD 25 million annually

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? No
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information:

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Valcluse
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Postby Valcluse » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:54 pm

Nation Name: The Provincial Republic of Valcluse
Population: 8.8 million
Form of Government: Parliamentary Republic
Head of Government: President Madeline Pellet
Head of State (if different): Prime Minister Gérard Renault
Official Representative: Ségolene Ogier
Monetary Contribution (Optional): $15 million

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes.
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes.
Any additional information: N/A

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Radiatia
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Posts: 7644
Founded: Oct 25, 2011
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Postby Radiatia » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:13 pm

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TO: The Stonewall Alliance
FROM: The Office of His Excellency Yerkal Nathus, President of the Radiatian Federation



To whom it may concern,

It is my great personal pleasure to request, on behalf of the government of the Radiatian Federation, that we be permitted to attain membership of this organisation which is so very close to my heart.

While the people of Radiatia are constitutionally protected from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, as a gay man myself I have witnessed homophobia in other parts of the world, and have attempted to use my clout as the Radiatian Head of State in order to campaign for, and advocate, an international end to LGBT discrimination.

Obviously I cannot come myself, due to my obligations as the Head of State, however my fiance and soon to be husband Teodor Lacy shall be sent as my personal representative, and representative of the nation.

Attached is the application.

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Nation Name: The Radiatian Federation (Radiatia)
Population: 202,950,000
Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic
Head of Government: Prime Minister Lena Toriah
Head of State (if different): President Yerkal Nathus
Official Representative: Teodor Lacy
Monetary Contribution (Optional): Z 50 Million Tsenyens (USD $93,080,000) from the President's personal humanitarian fund

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes. Discrimination is illegal under Clause 6 of the Radiatian Bill of Rights
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes, same sex marriage is legal under federal law
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes, under federal law
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes, provided that a parenting liscence has been obtained
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? There are no tax breaks for either couple, but they are legally seen as the same thing and thus afforded the same rights.
Any additional information: None.


I am pleased to be able personally support this organisation, and I wish it and all member nations well.

Yours Sincerely,
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His Excellency Yerkal Nathus
President of the Radiatian Federation

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Eslovakia
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Founded: May 04, 2009
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Postby Eslovakia » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:02 am

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To whom it may concern, of the Stonewall Alliance


Nation Name: The Federal Republic of Eslovakia
Population: 439,724,852
Form of Government: Federal Republic
Head of Government: Seo-Hye Rim
Head of State (if different): n/a
Official Representative: Monica Bergendahl
Monetary Contribution (Optional): $12,000,000

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?: Yes (Constitutional)
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation?: Yes (Constitutional Offence)
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information: Eslovakia is regarded as one of the most friendly LGBTQ friendly nations in the region of Rostil.

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Noordeinde
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Postby Noordeinde » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:32 am

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The Office of the President
The Grand Duchy of Noordeinde


To: the Stonewall Alliance - LGBT Rights Organization;
Subject: Membership Application.

Sir/Madam,

On behalf of the Noordeindian people it is a pleasure as well as a high privilege and distinct honour for me to hereby apply for full membership of this incredibly important organization. My administration and the Noordeindian people consider LGBT Rights to be Human Rights and we feel it is a shame that this is not the same in many other countries.

Through the Stonewall Alliance - LGBT Rights Organization we will continue to contribute to promoting LGBT Rights, as they are Human Rights, all over the world. Let us do the very best we can to improve the lives of those people in LGBT communities all over the world whom Human Rights are not respected.

My administration and the Noordeindian people will be represented in this organization by my friend and an expert on human rights, the Rt. Honourable Eileen Vanderbilt. For many years she has been a close personal advisor on Human Rights, including LGBT Rights, to many Secretaries of State and as of late to me personally as well. Beside that, on a couple of occasions, she also served as our country it's Special Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.


Sincerely Yours,
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President
The Grand Duchy of Noordeinde



Nation Name:
The Grand Duchy of Noordeinde

Population:
7.02 billion

Form of Government:
Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy (With A Ceremonial Monarchy).

Head of Government:
His Excellency President Jonathan Roosevelt

Head of State (if different):
His Royal Majesty Sir James I of Noordeinde-Nassau, Grand Duke of Noordeinde, Ceremonial Head of State.

Official Representative:
The Rt. Honourable Eileen Vanderbilt

Monetary Contribution (Optional):
5 Million USD montly from the State Department it's Human Rights fund.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?
Yes.

Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation?
Yes.

Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation?
Yes.

Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation?
Yes.

Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation?
Yes.

Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation?
Yes.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples?
Yes.

Any additional information:
N/A.
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Astrolinium
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Postby Astrolinium » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:39 am

Official Communiqué of the
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Sublime Island Kingdom of Astrolinium
Office of the King


To: The Stonewall Alliance
Fr: The Sublime Island Kingdom of Astrolinium (amaldivis3@astrolinium.gov)
Re: Application for Membership
Encryption: Open



Greetings!

Normally I have an aide write these for me, so I hope you to have it in mind to forgive me if this communique is not as formal as one might expect, but I thought this organization, it focusing on an issue of special importance to me, to be worthy of a letter which has been typed by me myself. We Astrolinians know the nations which are part of your organization to be nations of great equality and love; it therefore is only natural for the organization which they compose to be of similar quality. It is therefore with the highest of honors that I submit this application to your organization that you may hopefully accept our nation among your ranks.

Aue Valeque,
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His Majesty King Astorias Maldivis III
Lord and Emperor of Astrolinium
Chief Justice of The South
1A Via Regalia, Town of Astrolinium, The Sublime Island Kingdom of Astrolinium
tele: (4231) 543-667 web: http://officiumregis.astrolinium.gov


Nation Name:
Population: 2,076
Form of Government: Absolute Monarchy
Head of Government: His Majesty King Astorias Maldivis III
Head of State (if different): N/A
Official Representative: Nikolaos Ephegenetos
Monetary Contribution (Optional): NS$1,000/day, to be donated at the end of each month.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information: N/A
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ViZion
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Posts: 8544
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Ex-Nation

Postby ViZion » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:01 pm

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Nation Name: The Constitutional Federal Republic of ViZion
Population: ~19 billion
Form of Government: Constitutional Federal Republic
Head of Government: President Richard Martello
Head of State (if different): Same
Official Representative: Tia Wilson
Monetary Contribution (Optional): None official - private donations from individuals and companies will likely be given

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? We believe that ALL people are created equal by God, and as such your orientation makes no matter.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? No
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? The government is not involved in marriage. Churches are allowed to go by their own beliefs on the subject of marriage. Many churches do marry same sex couples, however, just as many do not.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Not a government issue, so it goes by the parties and company involved.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Not a government issue, so it goes by the parties and company involved.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? We offer no marriage tax breaks for anybody.
Any additional information: The ViZionarian government is very limited, and as such many of the LGBT issues that are hot topics in other nations are never even entertained by the ViZionarian government, as it is believed things such as marriage, hospital visits, and so forth are not of the governments business to deal with. With that said, the ViZionarian population is known to be mostly very open and accepting of the LGBT community, and hate crimes are not very common.
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San Pellegrino Romana
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Founded: Jul 14, 2009
Ex-Nation

Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:56 pm

TO: All Nations
FROM: Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS; Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance


Greetings!

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Charles Seydoux and I am the Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance. Our primary purpose is to promote and advocate LGBT rights around the world. By actively campaigning on a global scale, the Stonewall Alliance strives to bring to light many of the issues the LGBT community worldwide faces - from discrimination at work, bullying in school, or the lack of a political voice. Therefore it is my foremost pleasure to announce that eight nations have joined the Stonewall Alliance today.

- The Socialist Internationale of Unicario
- The Democratic People's Republic of The Union of Myanmar
- The Provincial Republic of Valcluse
- The Federation of Radiatia
- The Federal Republic of Eslovakia
- The Grand Duchy of Noordeinde
- The Sublime Island Kingdom of Astrolinium
- The Constitutional Federal Republic of ViZion

With new nations such as yours joining every day, our Alliance will continue to grow and advocate LGBT and human rights around the globe. Only with your continued support and cooperation, can we begin to eradicate the world of hatred, bigotry, and discrminiation. Please continue to spread the word of our alliance!

Sincerely,

Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS
Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance
Last edited by San Pellegrino Romana on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Crystal Spires
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Posts: 7492
Founded: Aug 23, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Crystal Spires » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:37 pm

To: the Stonewall Alliance,
From:The Beastling States of Crystal Spires



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Honorable Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance,


We of Crystal Spires wish to act as a signatory to your alliance and are willing to provide a monthly donation of §12,000 signets a month as our contribution to the defense and protection of LGBT members of the international community. We graciously and with much solemn discretion give out strongest blessings on behalf of our humble nation.


May we Strongly stand in the Right,

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Nation Name: The Beastling States of Crystal Spires
Population: 700,000,000
Form of Government: Democratic Council Communist
Head of Government: High Chancellor Maven Auryn
Head of State (if different):
Official Representative: Marylynn Etrus
Monetary Contribution (Optional): § 12,000 a month.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Aye.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Aye.
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Aye.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Of course.
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Aye and covered by our National Health Service after a psychological evaluation is done to ensure that the person is ready.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Of course.
Any additional information: We have our concerns about the Organization and are willing to commit protection and arms to protect the signatories if necessary.
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Dagnia
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Posts: 3839
Founded: Jul 27, 2004
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Dagnia » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:40 pm

Nation Name: The Republic of Dagnia
Population: 17.134 billion
Form of Government: Democratic presidential republic
Head of State and Government: Rashad Balafrej
Official Representative: Erik Höpf
Monetary Contribution (Optional): ₪100 million (₪1 = ~$2)

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? No
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information: Our lack of anti-discrimination laws stems from two things: 1, the fact that no one would think of discriminating against someone for being gay and 2, we believe in voting with our wallets and feet, not legislating against other people's prejudices.
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Elyomia
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Posts: 476
Founded: Jan 02, 2011
Ex-Nation

Postby Elyomia » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:44 pm

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Attention: Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS; Acting Chairman and Founder of the Stonewall Alliance


It is with great pleasure that Elyomia submits this application to become a member of the Stonewall Alliance. The rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning citizens (LGBTIQ) is something that the Democratic Commonwealth holds very close, as we firmly believe in freedom, peace and unity - our national motto.

His Royal Majesty the King would like to put forward his own grandson, HRH Crown Prince Jackson, as Ambassador to the Stonewall Alliance. Jackson himself is a member of the LGBTIQ community, and the international support the 'gay rights movement' has. However, due to his young age, an advisor has been appointed to consult and work with Jackson with his post on the Stonewall Alliance.

Please find attached below the application for Elyomian membership into the Stonewall Alliance.



HRH Crown Prince Jackson II OEM OoE REM HVO DWG
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Ambassador to the Stonewall Alliance

Position:Ambassador/Consul General
Office: Department of Foreign and International Affairs
Age: 17
Ethnicity: Elyomian
Languages: Danish, French, English, basic Elyomian
Education: King’s College, Pysskl (continuing)
Marital Status: In a relationship
Allegiance: Elyomia
Website: www.kronprinsejackson.com.ely


Member Application Form


Nation Name: The Democratic Commonwealth of Elyomia.
Population: 455.6 million people.
Form of Government: Bicameral Constitutional Monarchy.
Head of Government: HRH King Bahol Umij II.
Head of State (if different):
- The Rt. Hon. Lhau'l Umaqi, REM, Acting President
- The Rt. Hon. Sir Elak Mohli, REM, President (temporarily incapicated)
Official Representative: See side for full biography of ambassador.
Ambassador's biography: Jackson, born Jackson Camira Ingvar Descartes Grimaldi Alexi Torsten Bahol II (HRH Crown Prince Jackson II), is the current son of the Crown Prince and Heir Apparent, and is third in the line of succession to the throne of Elyomia. Born on 1 March 1995 in Pysskl, the Crown Prince was made Count of Arêtes, a township in France, as well as Montbatten and Swa'ah, cities in Elyomia.

Jackson has shown a considerable interest in his academic endeavours, especially in the fields of art, language and the sciences. Educated at King’s College, he has received the dux award for a total of four years running, and has scored some of the highest marks in the college’s history in chemistry, English, photography and several languages, two of which he has managed to become fluent in.

Jackson enjoys skateboarding and also photography, becoming an accomplished photographer in 2011. A fierce campaigner of LGBT rights and the poor, he became a honourary member of the Salvation Army in 2010 and a patron of the Elyomian PFLAG group in 2012. He participated in a hike to Nepal and Bhutan in 2012, handing out aid packages as an ambassador of UNICEF and assisting in the teaching of English for several months. As the commander of the Imperialisḉa Province Corps, he has been awarded a number of medallions and orders from both inside Elyomia and overseas.

Jackson came out as gay in 2011, after he was caught walking out of a gay nightclub with the son of the President, Daniel Mohli. At a press conference, he stated, ‘I just can’t live in fear and silence of who I am, because that’s not who I am. I want people to know and accept who I really am, and I want people who are in the same position as me to do the same.’ His popularity, especially with the youth, soared, and he is slightly favoured over his father to become the next King (45% to 44%).

Jackson has often been referred to as the ‘most popular member of the Royal Family’, being what some describe as a ‘perfect’ mix between good looks, intelligence and his outgoing and compassionate nature. In 2011, he was voted most attractive teen in Elyomia by Skin Magazine, a regular teen publication. Nonetheless, he has admitted to having low self-esteem, and is also widely believed to be suffering from anxiety and depression. The Royal Palace, however, has not commented on these claims.

Jackson does not like to flaunt wealth, stating that ‘it’s pretty stupid, we’re here to lead a nation, not to dine on golden plates and laugh at the common man.’ Nonetheless, he maintains a total wealth accumulation of about NS$1.7 billion. He is fluent in French, Elyomian and Danish, enjoys dubstep and soccer. Jackson is also in a relationship with Prince Francis of San Pellegrino Romana.

Monetary Contribution (Optional): NS$25 million.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation?: Yes.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation?: Yes - discrimination because of race, religion, colour, sexuality, political preference, disability, financial position and other instances is illegal and punishable with fines and/or prison sentences.
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes.
Any additional information: An advisor (to be announced) shall be sent to assist His Royal Highness during his duties as Ambassador to the Stonewall Alliance.


We look forward to a productive relationship in the Stonewall Alliance, and hopeful that the alliance will further the rights of LGBTIQ citizens of the world.

The Rt. Hon. Bah’yli Fahabya, R.E.M.
Prime Minister and Acting Secretary of Foreign and International Affairs
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'Freedom, Peace and Unity'
Monarch: HRH King Bahol Umij II
President: Birgitte Christiansen
Prime Minister: Bay'hli Fahabya
Secretary of Foreign Relations and Trade: Lhau'l Umaqi
Secretary of Defence and Border Protection: Toshiko Chimizu
Secretary of Emergency Response and Services: Jorn Schmidt-Rasmussen
Secretary of Finance, Treasury and Government Funding: Mohammed Al-Anawqi
Secretary of Communications, Science and Technology: Christina Aj-Y'nai
Secretary of the Environment, Arts, Heritage and Education : Malachi Goldstein
Secretary of Health, Industry and Infrastructure: Anass Khalil El-Amin
Secretary of Internal and Provincial Affairs: Bongani Ihejerika

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Postby San Pellegrino Romana » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:49 pm

TO: All Nations
FROM: Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS; Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance


Greetings!

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Charles Seydoux and I am Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance. Our primary purpose is to promote and advocate LGBT rights around the world. By actively campaigning on a global scale, the Stonewall Alliance strives to bring to light many of the issues the LGBT community worldwide faces - from discrimination at work, bullying in school, or the lack of a political voice. Therefore it is my foremost pleasure to announce that two nations have joined the Stonewall Alliance today.

- The Beastling States of Crystal Spires
- The Republic of Dagnia
- The Democratic Commonwealth of Elyomia

With new nations such as yours joining every day, our Alliance will continue to grow and advocate LGBT and human rights around the globe. Only with your continued support and cooperation, can we begin to eradicate the world of hatred, bigotry, and discrminiation. Please continue to spread the word of our alliance!

Sincerely,

Sir Charles Seydoux, GCBS
Acting Chairman of the Stonewall Alliance
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Zephyrinia
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Founded: Jun 13, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Zephyrinia » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:12 am

Nation Name: Zephyrinia
Population: (as of this writing, my NS population is) 10 million (if you want an RP population...
I haven't really thought about that)
Form of Government: Mono-Pornocracy (rule by one prostitute)
Head of Government: Mme. Zephyrine Desjardins
Head of State (if different): (same)
Official Representative: (Does it have to be sombody different than my head of state?
If not, then Mme. Desjardins herself. If so, then tell me, and I suppose I can come up with somebody else.)
Monetary Contribution (Optional): (Uh... What's the customary amount?)

Before I answer the following questions, let me point out that Zepyrinia is a brand new nation and none of these issues have come up yet, so what follows are only statements of our leader's personal principles, not yet actual codified laws.

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes (or we might just abolish marriage altogether, but it hasn't come up yet)
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? The same? Yes. But I don't think either get any tax breaks of any kind, though I can't say for sure, because it hasn't come up yet.
Any additional information: I keep track of how I've ruled on all of my issues in my factbook, so there is (or will be) plenty about Zephyrinian law in there.

And thank you very much for reading my application!
Our head of state, Mme. Zephyrine Desjardins (pictured in flag), has a magical time machine and/or never ages, thus allowing her to RP in any time period.
However, the nation of Zephyrinia itself exists only in modern time.
(Speaking strictly RP, of course) Send Zephyrinia a telegram.
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Macisikan
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Macisikan » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:55 am

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Official Communiqué

Classification: IN-CONFIDENCE
From: Office of the Secretary to the Vice Ministry, VMER
Through: Office of the Secretary of State for Humanitarian Assistance; and Office of the Lord-Constable of the Realm
To: Charles Seydoux, of the Stonewall Alliance
Subject: subject

To Chairman Charles Seydoux, greetings and salutations,

On behalf of the Imperial Federal Government, it is my pleasure to advise you that the Federated Empire of Macisikan offers its endorsement and support of your organisation and its goals, and we shall be happy to provide a measure of fiscal support.

His Royal Highness, the Rt. Hon. the Lord-Constable, the Prince Royal Thomas deMakra has accepted the position as Royal Patron of the Alliance in the Empire; Dr John Elster-Kalhoun, who has previously coordinated humanitarian efforts on behalf of LGBTIQ persons in other nations, shall act as our official representative to the Alliance.

I am also pleased to advise you that several leading Seanadóirí have made public statements of support of your organisation and its goals.

Please find your completed form below at Attachment A and additional information relevant to your organisation at Attachment B.

To contact Dr. Elster-Kalhoun, please advise this office, or the Imperial Mission to San Pellegrino Romana.

Kind Regards,

Sir Mattias Vasard
Secretary to the Vice-Ministry for Extraregional Representation
Vice-Ministry for Extraregional Representation
Imperial Federal Government
Federated Empire of Macisikan
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Countersigned:
Dame Kathrin Mendoza
Secretary of State for Humanitarian Assistance
Ministry for International Relations
Imperial Federal Government
Federated Empire of Macisikan
and
Sir Serpens Vattyen
Personal Secretary to the Lord-Constable of the Realm
The Privy Council
Federated Empire of Macisikan



Attachment A: Completed Form
Nation Name: Federated Empire of Macisikan
Population: (a census to calculate this figure is underway; most recent figure indicates some 100 billion individuals reported)
Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy and Federal Parliamentary Democracy
Head of Government: Premier Dominic Sakir
Head of State (if different): Cenobirach Constantinus VII deMakra
Official Representative: Dr John Elster-Kalhoun
Monetary Contribution (Optional): One (1) establishment donation of NSUS$1.2B initially, with additional funding of $220M in the first year, $380M the second year, $500M for the third year and each subsequent year, to be increased in accordance with Consumer Price Index rises in the Federated Empire (calculated annually)

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? yes
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? yes
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? yes
Any additional information: Please refer to Attachment B for a full breakdown of LGBTIQ rights in the Federated Empire



Attachment B: Breakdown of recognition for Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) individuals in the Federated Empire of Macisikan
Legal recognition and protection
  • Same-sex sexual activity legal - Yes
  • Recognition of same-sex unions - Yes
  • Same-sex marriage (conferring identical rights as heterosexual marriage) - Yes
  • Right to change legal gender - Yes
  • Anti-discrimination laws in employment - Yes
  • Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services - Yes
  • Anti-discrimination laws on transgender identity or expression - Yes
  • Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) - Yes
  • Hate crimes based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity considered an aggravating circumstance - Yes
  • Legal recognition of transgender status - Yes
  • Legal recognition of intersex status - Yes
  • Legal recognition of genderqueer status - Yes
Adoption and Surrogacy
  • Both joint- and step-adoption by same-sex couples - Yes
  • Equal access to IVF and surrogacy for all couples and individuals - Yes
  • Equal age of consent - Yes
  • Gender reassignment recognised on legal documents - Yes
  • Foster caring by same-sex couples - Yes
  • Same-sex couples as both parents on a birth certificate - Yes
Public Service
  • GSM individuals allowed to serve openly in the military - Yes
  • GSM individuals allowed to serve openly in police - Yes
  • GSM individuals allowed to serve openly in politics - Yes
  • GSM individuals allowed to succeed to the throne - Yes
Associations and Demonstrations
  • GSM groups allowed - Yes
  • GSM student groups allowed - Yes
  • GSM pride parades/rights marches allowed - Yes
Health Issues
  • Homosexuality declassified as an illness - Yes
  • MSMs allowed to donate blood - Yes
  • Transvestism declassified as an illness - Yes
  • Transgender status declassified as an illness - Yes
  • Intersex status declassified as an illness - Yes
  • Genderqueer status declassified as an illness - Yes
  • Gender reassignment (e.g. counselling, therapy, surgery) legal and readily available - Yes
  • Transgender individuals supported by health system - Yes
Migration
  • Immigration equality/rights for GSM individuals and same-sex couples - Yes
  • Recognition of sexual orientation and gender identity for asylum requests - Yes
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Postby New Matawan » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:44 am

Nation Name: The United Socialist States of New Matawan
Population: 18 Million.
Form of Government: Representative Democracy
Head of Government: Prime Minister; 18 other ministers as well.
Head of State (if different): None.
Official Representative: Jhan Mombourquette
Monetary Contribution (Optional): 15 Arricchisconi (One Arricchisconi roughly equals US$250,000; A15=US$3,750,000. We apologize if this is tiny, but our economy is crap right now.)

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes.
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes.
Any additional information: New Matawan has always run a policy of non-prejudice; it has been illegal to publicly discriminate via race, religion, political beliefs, sexual identity, etc. since the nation was refounded in 1935.
DEFCON Rating:
5: Peace
4: Increased Notice
{3: War Preparation}
2: War
1: Nuclear War
The United Socialist Cantons of New Matawan is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Toad85 with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 912 million are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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Gyflada
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Postby Gyflada » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:14 am

Real IC coming soon. Just formatting new communique

Nation Name: Gyflada/Genovia
Population: 3.114 Billion
Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Head of Government: The Rt. Hon. Katherine Mills MP
Head of State (if different): His Majesty, William VI
Official Representative: HRH The Prince Daniel
Monetary Contribution (Optional): $125 Million

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes
Any additional information: Genovia has seen over many years it's pride rise as human rights have grown. This was really backed when William VI announced the engagement of HRH The Prince Daniel to HRH The Prince Charles of San Pellegrino Romana. The First gay marriage in either nation of Royalty and the region.
Please refer to my nation IC as the Kingdom of Edom or Edom.

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Vueltea
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Postby Vueltea » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:23 pm

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To: Stonewall Alliance
From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Vuelte
Subject: Application for membership




To whom it may concern,
On behalf of Her Majesty, Queen Beatrice VI, and her Royal Government, and with great honor and pleasure, I hereby submit our application for membership in the Stonewall Alliance. It is the view of the Vueltean monarch as well the people of the Union of Vueltea that the LGBT community should have the same rights as heterosexual persons.

Within our Union, same-gender couples have been given the same rights as opposite-gender couples since 1963, the same year bisexuality and homosexuality was removed from the Royal Medical Board's list of mental diseases and the Council of Union passed anti-discrimination laws. It is the hope that through the joining of the Stonewall Alliance that we can further expand LGBT rights in other countries and throughout the world.

It is the wish of the Queen that on behalf of her and her government, as well as the people of Vueltea that HRH Prince José Fernando Fioren-Sforza represents our nation in this great alliance.

Attached to this document is our application for membership. Her Majesty would also like to send her respect and admiration for this alliance, and proudly support it and its mission.


With regards,
James Sworth, Her Majesty's Foreign Minister
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Nation Name: the Union of Vueltea
Population: 4.275 million
Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy/Parliamentary Democracy
Head of Government: Councillor Alfred von Hildensen
Head of State (if different): Queen Beatrice VI
Official Representative: HRH Prince José Fernando Fioren-Sforza
Monetary Contribution (Optional): $325,000

Do LGBTQ citizens have equal rights in your nation? Yes.
Has anti-discrimination policy been implemented in your nation? Yes.
Is there marriage equality (e.g. same sex marriage legal) in your nation? Yes.
Is adoption by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is IVF by LGBTQ citizens legal in your nation? Yes.
Is gender reassignment surgery legal in your nation? Yes.
Do LGBTQ couples in your nation get the same tax breaks as married heterosexual couples? Yes.
Any additional information: The Union has had progressive legislation establishing LGBT rights since the early 60s and members of the LGBT community have served in the government since the late 70s.
The Union of Vueltea



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