Gay Marriage


Chile's lower house approves same-sex marriage, bill sent back to Senate

SANTIAGO Chile's lower house approved on Tuesday a bill that would permit same-sex marriage in the South American country of 19 million, sending the measure back to the Senate where it appears to have the support needed to become law.


Chile's Pinera to push same-sex marriage bill long stuck in Congress

SANTIAGO Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said on Tuesday he would seek to expedite a same-sex marriage bill that has languished in the historically conservative South American nation for years. | Video

World, Jun 02 2021

Havana dons giant rainbow flags in key year for Cuban LGBT+ rights

HAVANA Cuba draped its health ministry with a giant rainbow flag on Monday to mark International Day against Homophobia, in a key year for LGBT+ rights as the Caribbean country decides on a new family code that could approve same-sex marriage. | Video

World, May 18 2021

Czech lawmakers give nod to same-sex marriage, final vote uncertain

PRAGUE A same-sex marriage bill in the Czech Republic cleared an early hurdle in the lower house of parliament on Thursday, but whether it will become law is uncertain with a general election less than six months away.

World, Apr 29 2021

'The light of hope': Japanese same-sex couple overjoyed by marriage ruling

TOKYO Jenny and Narumi wept for happiness last week when a Japanese court ruled that barring same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, a decision that allowed them to move a step closer to a legal marriage and starting a family. | Video

World, Japan, Mar 22 2021

Honduran lawmakers vote to lock in bans on abortion, same-sex marriage

(This January 21 story corrects to remove erroneous reference to next year in third paragraph)

World, Jan 28 2021