Wed, Dec 11 2013
SYDNEY - The honeymoon was short-lived for Australia's gay couples who married in the past five days after the High Court overturned new same-sex marriage laws on Thursday, invalidating wedding ceremonies performed since Saturday.
Sat, Dec 7 2013
CANBERRA - Australia celebrated its first same-sex marriages on Saturday under the threat of a court challenge that could render the unions invalid within days. | Video
Wed, Dec 4 2013
LUXEMBOURG - Luxembourg swore in Xavier Bettel as its first openly gay prime minister on Wednesday, paving the way for the introduction of social reforms such as same-sex marriage.
Fri, Nov 22 2013
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - One of the first challenges to a state ban on gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court partially struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act is likely to go to trial in June in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Wed, Nov 20 2013
CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign same-sex marriage into law on Wednesday afternoon, which will make President Barack Obama's home state the 16th to allow such unions.
SPRING CITY, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania pastor found guilty in a Methodist church trial of officiating at his son's 2007 same-sex marriage ceremony was sentenced to two concurrent 30-day suspensions on Tuesday.
Mon, Nov 18 2013
SPRING CITY, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania pastor on trial by Methodist church officials for officiating at his son's 2007 same-sex marriage ceremony was found guilty on Monday of violating church law and being disobedient.
- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney entered the fray between his daughters over gay marriage on Monday as he rose to defend Liz Cheney, a Republican Senate candidate from Wyoming whose stance against same-sex nuptials has drawn barbs from her lesbian sister.
SPRING CITY, Pennsylvania - A pastor on trial by Methodist church officials for officiating at his son's same-sex marriage said on Monday he had been conflicted about performing the 2007 ceremony, but chose to violate his denomination's teachings out of love for his child.
Thu, Nov 14 2013
HONOLULU - Opponents of Hawaii's new gay marriage law failed in their bid to block implementation of the measure on Thursday when a judge refused to grant a court order preventing marriage licenses from being issued to same-sex couples beginning next month.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.