Gay Marriage Headlines

Thu, Jul 2 2015

State senator asks Justice Department to monitor gay marriage in Texas

SAN ANTONIO - A Texas Democratic state senator has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to keep an eye on same-sex marriage in the state after a Republican leader said county clerks could deny wedding licenses on religious grounds, the senator said on Thursday.

Wed, Jul 1 2015

U.S. Episcopalians vote to let gay couples wed in churches

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to let gay couples wed in the denomination's religious ceremonies, reinforcing its support for same-sex nuptials days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 01 Jul 2015

Before Obama trip, U.S. gay ruling inspires hope and revulsion in Africa

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HARARE - U.S. President Barack Obama hailed last week's Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage as a "thunderbolt" but few share his view of gay rights in socially and religiously conservative Africa, which he visits this month.

Tue, Jun 30 2015

Legislation enacting Irish gay marriage vote delayed

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DUBLIN - Legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in Ireland will be delayed until later this year following a legal challenge against last month's gay marriage referendum, a government minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 30 Jun 2015

Mon, Jun 29 2015

Americans exude joy on Gay Pride Day after court ruling

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NEW YORK - Americans marked Gay Pride Day this year with an extra measure of gusto, turning out en masse at Sunday's festivities in New York and other cities to celebrate the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. | Video

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 29 Jun 2015

Texas attorney general says county clerks can refuse gay couples

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- County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to allow same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Sunday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 29 Jun 2015

Sun, Jun 28 2015

Americans exude joy on Gay Pride Day after court ruling

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NEW YORK - Americans marked Gay Pride Day this year with an extra measure of gusto, turning out en masse at Sunday's festivities in New York and other cities to celebrate the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. | Video

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 28 Jun 2015

Legal battles remain on U.S. gay rights despite momentous ruling

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's declaration on Friday of a right to same-sex marriage resolved a momentous question, yet the ruling left many others unanswered and is likely to spark future legal battles over gay rights.

Sat, Jun 27 2015

U.S. Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

- The U.S. Episcopal Church elected its first black presiding bishop on Saturday at its general conference in Salt Lake City, where members of the Christian denomination discussed its position on same-sex marriage, gun violence and outreach.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 27 Jun 2015

Big business on winning side in U.S. top court's major rulings

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WASHINGTON - Big business was on the winning side in the U.S. Supreme Court's two major cases of the year, with hundreds of employers pushing hard in favor of gay marriage and the healthcare industry backing the insurance subsidies available under Obamacare.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 27 Jun 2015