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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

NATIONAL | Sep 20
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

NATIONAL | Jun 22
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

INTERNATIONAL | May 17
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

INTERNATIONAL | May 11
Italy has joined the rest of Europe in giving some legal rights to gay couples.

Colombia's High Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 29
Colombia's highest court has cleared the way for same-sex couples to marry in the conservative Roman Catholic nation.

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