Gay Marriage Headlines

Fri, Jan 22 2016

Pope defends traditional marriage as Italy debates civil unions


VATICAN CITY Pope Francis issued a stern reminder of the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage on Friday as a fierce debate raged in Italy ahead of a vote that would give legal recognition to homosexual couples.

Subjects, Gay Marriage, Italy 22 Jan 2016

Fri, Jan 15 2016

Anglicans penalize U.S. church over gay marriage to avoid schism


CANTERBURY, England The Anglican Church has slapped sanctions on its liberal U.S. branch for supporting same-sex marriage, a move that averted a formal schism in the world's third-largest Christian denomination but left deep divisions unresolved. | Video

World, Subjects, Gay Marriage 15 Jan 2016

Wed, Jan 6 2016

In a first, Chinese gay man sues for right to marry

BEIJING A court has accepted China's first same-sex marriage case, lodged by a gay man against a civil affairs bureau for denying him the right to marry, in a decision hailed as a step forward for gay rights.

Fri, Dec 11 2015

For God and country: more U.S. pastors seek political office in 2016


NEW YORK One Sunday two years ago, Pastor Rob McCoy, who believes in banning abortion and gay marriage and putting prayer back in schools, stood at the pulpit of his California mega church and announced he was endorsing a political candidate: himself.

Wed, Dec 9 2015

North Carolina sued over gay marriage opt-out law


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they cite religious objections is unconstitutional and should be struck down, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday to challenge the measure.

Mon, Nov 23 2015

Arkansas judge approves names of same-sex partners on birth certificates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The state of Arkansas must record the names of both partners in a same-sex marriage on the birth certificates of their children, a judge ruled on Monday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 23 Nov 2015

Thu, Nov 19 2015

Huckabee sued for playing 'Eye of the Tiger' at Kim Davis rally


CHICAGO The co-writer of 1980s hit "Eye of the Tiger" has filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign for playing the song at a rally for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign gay marriage licenses.

Tue, Nov 17 2015

Oklahoma's top court expands custodial rights for same-sex couples


TULSA, Okla. The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that custodial rights to children of same-sex couples in a union before gay marriage was legalized in the United States can be granted.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 17 Nov 2015

Sat, Nov 7 2015

Same-sex couples deemed Mormon apostates in renewed exclusion of gays


SALT LAKE CITY The Mormon Church has deemed married same-sex couples to be apostates of the faith and their children ineligible for baptism in a reaffirmation of opposition to gay marriage months after endorsing fair housing and employment on the basis of sexual orientation. | Video

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 07 Nov 2015

Sun, Oct 25 2015

Sanders contrasts his record with Clinton's at Iowa dinner


DES MOINES, Iowa U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders contrasted his record with that of Hillary Clinton on key issues, including his early support for same-sex marriages and consistent opposition to the Iraq war, during a Democratic fundraising dinner in Iowa on Saturday.