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Vietnamese Couple Bids For Record Book with 82-Year Marriage

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:01 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese officials say they are looking for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for a couple who have been married for 82 years. Huynh Van Lac, aged 110, and his wife Nguyen Thi Lanh, 106, have been married since 1933. The director of the Vietnam Records Book Center, said the couple broke […]

Australian Finance Minister’s Gay Lover Announces Pregnancy

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s ban on gay marriage is being questioned after Finance Minister Penny Wong announced that she and her gay partner are expecting a child. Wong saidTuesday that her long-term partner, Sophie Allouoache, has conceived through in vitro fertilization and expects to give birth in December. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she was very pleased for […]

Gay Couples Exchange Marriage Vows Across New York State

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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New York on Sunday was witness to hundreds of gay marriages. New York State is the sixth in the nation, and so far the most populous, to sanction same-sex weddings. Beginning in the western town of Niagara Falls, gay and lesbian couples began exchanging marriage vows at the stroke of midnight, local time. The greatest […]

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Obama: Greater Equality for Gays a ‘Good Thing’

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he thinks it is a “good thing” that the United States is moving in the direction of greater equality for homosexuals. At a news conference at the White House Wednesday, President Obama praised the legalization of gay marriage in the state of New York, but stopped short of endorsing same-sex […]

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New York Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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New York has become the sixth U.S. state to legalize same sex marriage. By a vote of 33 to 29, the legislature in the populous northeastern state approved a bill late Friday allowing same-sex unions after four Republicans crossed party lines to support it. Gay rights advocates hailed the vote, calling it a major victory […]

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New York Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New York have voted to approve same-sex marriage, handing American gay rights advocates a major victory in their quest for equality. After extensive debate, the New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night by a vote of 33 to 29, as two previously undecided Republican lawmakers cast the […]

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New York Senate Again Delays Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New York have yet to decide whether to vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. State senators had been expected to vote on the bill Thursday but ended their session without doing so. The Senate’s Republican leader said members of his party are meeting privately Friday to take up the issue […]

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New York Legislature Delays Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in New York state have postponed a final vote on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage until Friday. The bill has already been approved by the Democrat-controlled Assembly, but remains one vote short of passage in the Republican-controlled Senate. The majority party has introduced several amendments that would exempt religious groups who disapprove of gay […]

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Gay Marriage Bill Advances in New York State

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The New York state Assembly approved a bill allowing same sex marriage Wednesday. The bill is likely to face a vote in the state Senate Friday. The Democratic-dominated Assembly voted 80 to 63 in favor of the marriage equality bill. First year governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the bill. It was the third time the Assembly […]

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Gay Judge’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Upheld

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge has rejected arguments that the judge who overturned California’s ban on gay marriage was biased. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware ruled Tuesday Judge Vaughn Walker did not have to reveal that he, himself, was in a same-sex relationship. Lawyers for those in favor of the gay marriage ban argued the […]

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