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Australia reveals first gay marriage ended in heartbreak after just 48 days

MELBOURNE Australia's first gay marriage lasted just 48 days and ended in heartbreak with the death of a terminally ill woman, Queensland state parliament heard on Wednesday after the family gave permission for details to be released.


Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

SAN JOSE Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president.

Jan 19 2018

Midnight marriages usher in Australia's same-sex wedding laws

SYDNEY At the stroke of midnight and in the early hours of Tuesday morning dozens of same-sex couples exchanged wedding vows across Australia as laws making the nation the 26th in the world to legalize gay marriage took effect. | Video

World, Australia, Jan 09 2018

Gay man to run against Kentucky clerk who denied him marriage license

A gay man who was denied a marriage license in Kentucky two years ago by a county clerk who refused to issue licenses for same-sex marriages will run to unseat her next year, he said on Wednesday. | Video

U.S., Facebook, Dec 07 2017

Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago. | Video

World, Australia Dec 07 2017

Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

SYDNEY Australia's upper house Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, perhaps as soon as next week, after lawmakers dismissed a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples. | Video

World, Australia, Nov 29 2017