State-by-State Look at Gay Marriage Bans

State-by-State Look at Gay Marriage Bans

ABC News via Associated Press – Monday October 6, 2014 State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking […]

Vatican City continues to censure ‘Equal Rights for All’ including marriage equality

Vatican City continues to censure ‘Equal Rights for All’ including marriage equality

Philip Pullella for TRF – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Vatican City, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: Catholics should not expect quick changes in Church rules against divorce, contraception and gay marriage even if most of them express dissenting views in a global survey, Vatican officials said on Tuesday. The Vatican has sent a 39-question survey to dioceses around […]

New Zealand lawmakers break into Maori love song as Parliament approves same-sex marriage

New Zealand lawmakers break into Maori love song as Parliament approves same-sex marriage

Associated Press – National Post – Friday, 19 April 2013 (originally published 13 Apr) WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament on Wednesday as the country became the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 […]

British House of Commons Approves Gay Marriage

British House of Commons Approves Gay Marriage

John F. Burns and Alan Cowell – New York Times – 08 February 2013 (originally published 05 Feb) LONDON — The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain, indicating that the bill is assured of passage as it moves through further legislative stages. But in a […]