The biggest stories of December 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
Gay rights: will politicians act now?
Dec 12, 2013
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 | Associated Press | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Gay and lesbian couples in Idaho could start getting married as soon as Friday after a judge ruled the western state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 15, 2014
The Maltese parliament approved a law late on Monday to recognise same-sex partnerships on a legal par with marriage, including allowing gay couples to adopt.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 29, 2014
Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" on Friday night as a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 12, 2013
Australia's High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation's capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday October 21, 2013
In probably the first case of same sex marriage in Bihar, two girls ran away from their homes in Patna to get married to each other, a police official said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 17, 2013
Britain legalised gay marriage on Wednesday after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal assent to a bill approved by lawmakers, paving the way for the first same sex weddings in 2014.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 2, 2013
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg joined more than 700 of the leading social network's employees to march in a euphoric San Francisco gay Pride Parade that drew more than a million people.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 5, 2013
The British parliament's upper house on Tuesday voted down a bid to kill off a bill to introduce gay marriage in England and Wales, moving it a step closer to becoming law.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 20, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron faces further dissent from within the ranks of his Conservative Party as a bill to legalise gay marriage returns to Parliament Monday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday April 17, 2013
New Zealand lawmakers vote on a bill to allow same sex marriages on Wednesday which, if passed as expected, will make the tiny island nation the first in the Asia-Pacific region to extend marriage rights to gay couples.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 27, 2013
The US Supreme Court trod cautiously Tuesday as it considered gay marriage, with justices appearing hesitant to deliver a sweeping historic verdict on the emotionally charged issue.
World | Associated Press | Monday March 18, 2013
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for gay marriage on Monday, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 19, 2012
Australia's parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject gay marriage, after days of heated debate that saw one senator resign from a key role after linking same-sex unions to bestiality.
Sumita Chatterjee | Thursday July 12, 2012
Angelina Jolie is upset about her future mother-in-law Jane Pitt's stance on gay marriage.
World | Reuters | Saturday June 30, 2012
France's new Socialist government is to legalise marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday, reflecting a shift in public attitudes in the majority Catholic nation.
World | Agence France Presse | Thursday May 10, 2012
The blackboard on the sidewalk outside the storied Stonewall Inn, a New York bar widely seen as the home of the US gay rights movement, said it all: "Obama supports gay marriage - let's drink."
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 24, 2011
Gay-rights activists Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were legally married the very first moment they could be during a midnight ceremony at Niagara Falls that ushered in same-sex marriage in the state and marked a pivotal moment in the national drive ...
Sarika | Thursday June 30, 2011
Charlize Theron thinks marriage is a "divine right" but does not want to wed herself.