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Jim Obergefell, Gay Marriage Plaintiff, to Be Honored

The lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that led to the legalization of same-sex marriage across the county is being honored with an award given to those that better their communities.

Judge Dismisses Challenge to N. Carolina Gay Marriage Law

NATIONAL | By Gary D. Robertson | Sep 21
A federal judge has upheld a North Carolina law that allows magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs.

Couples Seek Legal Costs in Kentucky Marriage License Case

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says lawyers for the couples who sued to be issued marriage licenses in Rowan County are seeking to recover more than $233,000 in legal fees and costs.

Australian Parliament Gets Bill to Set Up Gay Marriage Vote

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | Sep 14
Australia's prime minister introduced legislation to Parliament on Wednesday that would allow a public but non-binding vote on gay marriage early next year.

Gay Senator Opposes Australian Plan for Marriage Equality

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | Sep 13
Government plans to hold an opinion poll in February on whether gay marriage should be legalized in Australia suffered a blow on Tuesday when a gay government senator announced that he opposed the plan.

Australian Prime Minister Urges Public Vote On Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | Aug 31
Australia's prime minister on Wednesday urged his political opponents to allow Australians to endorse gay marriage through a popular vote instead of insisting that the divisive issue be put into lawmakers' hands.

Marriage Ruling Plaintiff From Ohio Dedicated to Activism

NATIONAL | By Dan Sewell | Jun 25
Jim Obergefell is crisscrossing the country promoting a new book about the legal battle and other plaintiffs and people closely involved in it, written with journalist Debbie Cenziper and titled "Love Wins."

Gallup: 123,000 Same-Sex Marriages Since High Court Ruling

A new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place across the U.S. in the year since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized such unions nationwide.

Mexican President Proposes Legalizing Gay Marriage

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed legalizing gay marriage, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar same-sex couples from wedding.

Italy Joins Rest of Europe in Giving Rights to Gay Couples

Italy has joined the rest of Europe in giving some legal rights to gay couples.

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