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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.

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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