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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.

Colombia's High Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage

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

Kentucky Lawmakers Pass Bill for 1 Marriage License Form

NATIONAL | By Bruce Schreiner | Apr 2
Kentucky lawmakers gave their final blessing Friday to legislation creating one marriage license form for gay and straight couples in an effort to defuse the state's controversy over gay marriage.

Hundreds Expected at Gay Wedding Expo in Utah

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs | Mar 6
Hundreds of people are expected Sunday at a wedding expo in Salt Lake City aimed at connecting same-sex couples with businesses who won't refuse to work on gay weddings.

Judge's Order Strikes Down Nebraska Ban on Gay Marriage

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction striking down Nebraska's now-negated ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

Lawmakers, Magistrate Want to Defend NC Gay Marriage Exemption

NATIONAL | By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 5
North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory.

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