Gay Marriage

 

Sharia police arrest 12 men accused of planning to wed in Nigeria's Kano

KANO, Nigeria - Sharia police arrested 12 men accusing them of attempting gay marriage in Nigeria's second city of Kano, though 10 were later released, a spokesman for the board overseeing Islamic rules in the area said on Tuesday.

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California Lt. Governor Newsom won't seek Boxer's U.S. Senate seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, whose support for same-sex marriage while mayor of San Francisco kicked off a tidal wave of social and political change, said on Monday he would not run to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.

Politics, 12 Jan 2015

South Dakota ban on gay marriage unconstitutional: U.S. judge

- South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage violates the right to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

U.S., 12 Jan 2015

California Lt. Governor Newsom won't seek Boxer's U.S. Senate seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, whose support for same-sex marriage while mayor of San Francisco kicked off a tidal wave of social and political change, said Monday he would not run to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.

Politics, 12 Jan 2015

Court weighs overturning gay marriage bans in three southern states

NEW ORLEANS - A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday appeared receptive to arguments in favor of striking down same-sex marriage bans in the conservative southern states of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Politics, U.S., 09 Jan 2015

Gay marriage bans in three southern states on trial at U.S. appeals court

AUSTIN, Texas - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike down, or keep in place, same-sex marriage bans in three conservative southern states including Texas, the most populous state that does not allow gay couples to wed.

U.S., 07 Jan 2015