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Gay Marriage


Gay couple can register child in conservative Poland: court

WARSAW The lesbian parents of a Polish boy have been given the right to register him in Poland as their child, a high court has decided, in an unprecedented ruling for the deeply Catholic country where same-sex marriage is illegal.


EU states must recognize foreign same-sex marriages: court

LUXEMBOURG The EU's top court, in a landmark ruling for gay rights in Europe, said on Tuesday that Romania must grant residence to the American husband of a local man even though Romania does not itself permit same-sex marriage.

World, Jun 05 2018

Most Americans oppose businesses refusing to serve gay people: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON Nearly three quarters of U.S. adults believe that businesses should not have the right on religious grounds to deny services to customers based on their sexual orientation, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday showed.

U.S., Jun 04 2018

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