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Gay Marriage


Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

HAVANA The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.


Costa Rica vote halts march of religious conservatism

SAN JOSE The resounding victory of a pro-gay marriage candidate in Costa Rica's presidential run-off vote on Sunday staved off a resurgent Christian evangelical movement that proved unable to translate strong social conservatism into a win.

World, Apr 03 2018

Costa Rica's young president-elect wins pitching progressive values

SAN JOSE Costa Rica's President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada ran up a bigger-than-expected margin of victory in Sunday's runoff election, leading a progressive coalition to beat back a stiff run from a Christian conservative singer.

World, Apr 02 2018

U.S. Appeals Court Judge Reinhardt known as the 'liberal lion', dies

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt has died after a 37-year career as a liberal icon on the bench during which he struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban and called President Donald Trump's immigration policy inhumane.

U.S., Mar 30 2018

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.

World, Australia, Mar 07 2018

Sydney's gay pride street parade celebrates same-sex marriage, honors early activists

SYDNEY About half a million people are expected to line Sydney's streets on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the first time the annual parade has taken place since Australia legalized same-sex marriage. | Video

World, Mar 03 2018