Gay Marriage


U.S. gay rights advocates near decision on top lawyers for landmark case

WASHINGTON - Less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court hears their historic case, lawyers for gay couples from four states with bans on same-sex marriage are close to finally resolving which of them will argue before the justices.


Prominent U.S. Mormon activist appeals against excommunication

- A prominent Mormon activist who was excommunicated for apostasy after he supported same-sex marriage and questioned church doctrine appealed on Tuesday against his expulsion, saying it was unjustified and calling for his case to be heard again.

U.S., 10 Mar 2015

Businesses back gay marriage, top U.S. court sets argument date

WASHINGTON - Big business rallied behind the gay marriage cause on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments for April 28 on the contentious social issue that promises to yield one of the justices' most important rulings of 2015.

U.S., 05 Mar 2015

Slovenia allows same-sex couples to marry, adopt children

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia joined a growing number of European countries that allow same-sex marriages late on Tuesday, almost three years after a similar law was rejected in a national referendum.

04 Mar 2015

U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

LINCOLN, Neb. - A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week.

Politics, U.S., 02 Mar 2015

North Carolina Senate passes opt-out measure for officials opposed to gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina state Senate voted on Wednesday to allow government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples without fear of being fired, adding a new twist to the gay marriage debate in a region where such unions have faced strong opposition.

U.S., 26 Feb 2015