Gay Marriage Headlines

Slovenia allows same-sex couples to marry, adopt children

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LJUBLJANA - Slovenia joined a growing number of European countries that allow same-sex marriages late on Tuesday, almost three years after a similar law was rejected in a national referendum.

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Mon, Mar 2 2015

U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

LINCOLN, Neb. - A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week.

Thu, Feb 26 2015

North Carolina Senate passes opt-out measure for officials opposed to gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina state Senate voted on Wednesday to allow government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples without fear of being fired, adding a new twist to the gay marriage debate in a region where such unions have faced strong opposition.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 26 Feb 2015

Wed, Feb 25 2015

North Carolina Senate passes opt-out measure for officials opposed to gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina state Senate voted on Wednesday to allow government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples without fear of being fired, adding a new twist to the gay marriage debate in a region where such unions have faced strong opposition.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 25 Feb 2015

Fri, Feb 20 2015

Texas attorney general aims to void marriage license for same-sex couple

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas attorney general asked the state's Supreme Court on Friday to revoke a marriage license issued a day earlier to two women, arguing the move violated a decade-old state ban against gay marriage and could cause legal chaos. | Video

Fri, Feb 13 2015

Former Irish minister says he's gay, urges vote for same-sex marriage

DUBLIN - A former Irish government minister announced he was gay on Friday and appealed to older voters to support same-sex marriage in a May referendum in the traditionally conservative Catholic country.

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Tue, Feb 10 2015

Prominent U.S. Mormon activist excommunicated for doubting doctrine

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SALT LAKE CITY - A prominent Mormon activist who went against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and the ordination of women has been excommunicated by a council that found he publicly doubted the faith's core principles, the church said on Tuesday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 10 Feb 2015

Utah Mormon activist to learn fate in coming days: Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY - A prominent Mormon activist who faces possible excommunication after going against the church by supporting same-sex marriage and questioning doctrine is set to learn his fate "in the coming" days, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 10 Feb 2015

Mon, Feb 9 2015

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court.

Pro-gay marriage signals seen in U.S. Supreme Court action

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's move on Monday to allow gay marriage to proceed in Alabama is the strongest signal yet that the justices are likely to rule in June that no state can restrict marriage to only heterosexual couples.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.