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Britain Outlines Plan for Gay Marriage

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The British government is considering a proposal to allow gay couples to wed in civil ceremonies but bar the Churches of England and Wales from offering same-sex weddings. Culture Secretary Maria Miller told parliament Tuesday that under the new plan it will remain illegal for the Church of England and its Church in Wales to […]

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US High Court To Rule on Gay Marriage Cases

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court says it will rule on two same-sex marriage cases next year challenging state and federal laws that limit the definition of marriage to the union of a man and a woman. The High Court said Friday it will review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Proposition 8 — the […]

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France Adopts Plan for Gay Marriage

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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France has adopted a draft law to legalize same-sex marriage and open adoption to gay couples. President Francois Hollande, who made the reform a key part of his election campaign, told the Cabinet that the reform would be progress for not only a few, but for all of society. French Families Minister Dominique Bertinotti described […]

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Spain’s Constitutional Court Upholds Gay Marriage Law

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s top court has upheld the legality of the country’s gay marriage law, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage can represent only the union of a man and a woman. The county’s top court voted Tuesday to dismiss the appeal filed by the conservative Popular Party that has opposed it. Spain’s parliament passed the gay […]

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Serbia Bans Gay Pride Parade

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities have canceled Saturday’s gay pride parade in Belgrade for security reasons. The Interior Ministry Wednesday said the risk of violence is too high. It said it is calling off Saturday’s march and all other public gatherings. Serbia’s influential Orthodox Church had asked the government to ban the parade as an insult to Christians. […]

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France Announces Plan to Allow Gay Marriage

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The French government has outlined its plans for gay marriage and adoption. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told La Croix newspaper Tuesday that the government wants to extend the current arrangements of marriage to same-sex couples. Such a law would also allow gays to adopt children either as individuals or as a couple. A bill on […]

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Gay Marriage Supporters to Protest US Restaurant Chain Over Owner’s Remarks

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Gay rights activists planned a “kiss-in” at outlets of a popular U.S. restaurant chain Friday in response to the owner’s public opposition to same-sex marriage. Dan Cathy, the president of Georgia-based Chick-fil-A, recently told a religious news journal the company was “guilty as charged”, saying the family-owned business supported “the biblical definition of the family […]

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Democratic Party to Officially Support Gay Marriage

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Democratic Party is ready to formally include same-sex marriage in its official campaign platform for the first time in its history. An unnamed Democratic official says the party’s platform drafting committee approved language endorsing homosexual marriages during a meeting Sunday in Minneapolis. The issue will be voted on in September during the Democratic […]

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Active Gay Military Members Allowed to Wear Uniforms in Gay Pride Parade

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department has given permission to active-duty service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade in San Diego, California. The Pentagon issued a memorandum Thursday saying it was permitting members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to openly take part in Saturday’s event because of national media attention. […]

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US Episcopal Church Approves Blessing of Same-Sex Couples

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Episcopal Church has approved a new worship service to bless same-sex couples, becoming the largest religious denomination in the United States to accept the union of homosexual couples. The church’s House of Deputies, which is split equally between clergy and lay leaders, approved the blessing Tuesday by a vote of 171-50 at the […]

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