United States

Gay Marriage


Judge dismisses case against North Carolina's gay marriage opt-out law

NEW YORK A federal judge threw out a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows government officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if they cite religious objections, claiming the couples who brought the suit failed to establish they were harmed by the law.


Thousands rally in Australia for same-sex marriage

MELBOURNE Thousands of Australians marched at same-sex marriage rallies across the country on Saturday calling on whichever party wins a July 2 national election to quickly introduce same-sex marriage laws.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott Jun 25 2016

Same-sex marriages in U.S. up, domestic partnerships down: Gallup

Nearly half of gay and lesbian couples living together in the United States are married a year after the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country, according to a Gallup study released on Wednesday.

U.S., Jun 22 2016

Obama's Supreme Court lawyer to step down

WASHINGTON The Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer is leaving office at the end of June having won a string of major cases including fending off challenges to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and legalizing same-sex marriage.

Election 2016, Politics, U.S., Jun 02 2016

Norway's Lutheran church votes in favor of same-sex marriage

OSLO Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, becoming the latest of a small but growing number of churches worldwide to do so.

World, Norway, Apr 11 2016

U.S. transgender community fights against 'bathroom bills'

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. After scoring wins for same-sex marriage rights and anti-discrimination protections, U.S. equality advocacy groups now find themselves in a battle over bathrooms. | Video

U.S. Mar 30 2016