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World | Reuters | Thursday October 9, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy granted a request from Idaho officials on Wednesday and temporarily blocked the planned start of gay marriages in that state after a regional federal appeals court's ruling striking down the state's same-sex...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday October 8, 2014
Same-sex couples are being told not to line up on Wednesday at the marriage bureau in Las Vegas, after the US Supreme Court temporarily blocked gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada.
World | Reuters | Monday October 6, 2014
The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprising move that will allow gay men and women to get married in five additional states, with more likely to follow quickly.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
Claims that a gay man desperate to escape an arranged marriage hired hitmen to kill his bride on their Cape Town honeymoon are expected to be heard as a British millionaire goes on trial for murder Monday.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday October 1, 2014
Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists could be political power brokers.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 23, 2014
France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 22, 2014
Eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a "gay marriage" video that went viral on the Internet have been referred to trial for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said on Monday.
World | Reuters | Sunday September 7, 2014
Egyptian authorities have ordered the arrest of nine men who appeared in a video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals.
World | Reuters | Friday September 5, 2014
A U.S. appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible" on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 22, 2014
A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage on Thursday, but stayed the ruling pending further appeals
World | Reuters | Thursday August 21, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday prevented gay marriage in Virginia from going into effect by blocking an appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 6, 2014
A US appeals court is set to hear arguments on Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states- Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee in the biggest such session on the high-profile national issue so far.
World | Reuters | Saturday July 26, 2014
A state judge in Florida on Friday struck down the state's prohibition on same-sex marriages, saying it violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution, but immediately stayed the ruling pending appeal.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 19, 2014
A US federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a conservative state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders.
World | Asscociated Press | Thursday July 17, 2014
A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
Singapore has banned a volume of the long-running Archie comic series because its depiction of same-sex marriage was deemed to breach local "social norms", the city-state's media watchdog said Wednesday.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 12, 2014
The Utah Attorney General's Office says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a court order requiring the state to grant benefits to more than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned.
World | Associated Press | Thursday July 3, 2014
Colorado's Democratic governor and its Republican top lawyer asked a US court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring their state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
World | Reuters | Thursday June 26, 2014
The Roman Catholic Church must be less judgmental of homosexuals and, while still opposing gay marriage, should welcome children of gay couples into the faith with equal dignity, a Vatican document said on Thursday.
World | Associated Press | Saturday June 21, 2014
A year after the US Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits on Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is agains...