United States

Gay Marriage


Texas ordered to pay $600,000 to same-sex couples who defeated state ban

AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court ordered Texas on Wednesday to pay about $600,000 to cover the legal fees for two same-sex couples who defeated the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a protracted court battle.


Same-sex marriage laws tied to fewer teen suicide attempts

(Reuters Health) - Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, a new U.S. study suggests.

Health, Feb 22 2017

Finnish parliament confirms same-sex marriage law

HELSINKI Finland's parliament voted down on Friday a citizens' petition demanding the repeal of a law that will allow same-sex marriages, securing the future of the law that will come into force next month.

World, Feb 17 2017

Church of England stance on gay marriage in disarray after vote

LONDON The Church of England's legislative body on Wednesday voted against a report from bishops that rejected the idea of blessing same-sex marriages, the latest row over an issue that has divided the Church for years.

World, Feb 15 2017

Norway's Lutheran Church embraces same-sex marriage

OSLO Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of new ceremonial language that will allow its pastors to conduct same-sex marriages, bringing it into line with several other mainstream Protestant denominations abroad.

World, Norway, Jan 31 2017

Cherokee Attorney General rules gay marriage bans unconstitutional

The Cherokee Nation's Attorney General has issued an opinion declaring bans on same-sex marriage to be in violation of their tribal constitution, documents show.

U.S., Dec 12 2016