Gay Marriage Headlines

Sat, May 23 2015

Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

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DUBLIN - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago. | Video

Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

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DUBLIN - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago. | Video

World, Subjects, Gay Marriage 23 May 2015

Fri, May 22 2015

High turnout seen favoring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

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DUBLIN - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favor the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the country decriminalized homosexuality. | Video

World, Subjects, Gay Marriage 22 May 2015

Thu, May 21 2015

Ireland looks set to back gay marriage in landmark referendum

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DUBLIN - Ireland votes on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that could make the once deeply Catholic country the first in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote.

Ireland says gay marriage good for business

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DUBLIN - Gay marriage can help attract foreign investment, the Irish government said on Thursday ahead of a referendum on the issue that has been publicly backed by global technology giants including Google , Ebay and Twitter .

Subjects, Gay Marriage 21 May 2015

Wed, May 20 2015

Irish abroad mobilize to return home for gay marriage vote

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DUBLIN - Thousands of kilometers from home, Dubliner Mark Govern watched on in Sydney as Ireland's referendum on gay marriage dominated discussion. Three weeks ago, he made a big decision.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 20 May 2015

Tue, May 19 2015

Gay marriage vote marks a quiet revolution in Ireland

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DUBLIN - Ireland, the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality, now looks set only two decades later to become the first in the world to approve same-sex marriage in a national referendum.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 19 May 2015

Belfast bakery discriminated by refusing gay cake order, court rules

BELFAST - A Northern Ireland bakery owned by devout Christians who refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was found guilty of discrimination in Belfast on Tuesday and fined.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 19 May 2015

Mon, May 18 2015

Chastened Church leaders take back seat in Irish gay marriage vote

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DUBLIN - Its word was once law in Ireland on everything from contraception to divorce. Now, shorn of much of its influence, the Catholic Church has limited campaigning on Friday's gay marriage referendum to sermons to its remaining flock.

Subjects, Gay Marriage 18 May 2015

Sun, May 17 2015

French Protestant church allows gay marriage blessing

PARIS - France's United Protestant Church (EPUdF) voted on Sunday to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages, two years after Paris legalized gay nuptials amid protests backed by the majority Roman Catholic Church.

Mike Huckabee shows support for reality star with flawed past

Republican Mike Huckabee, a 2016 presidential candidate, has lent his support to the star of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, Josh Duggar, after it was discovered that the father of 19 had sexually molested under-age girls as a teen.