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Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Johnson Lai and Christopher Bodeen | May 24
In a first for Asia, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies.

A Lawmaker's Solution for Marriage Debate: Remove the State

NATIONAL | By Summer Ballentine | Dec 30
A Missouri Republican saw a debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect businesses that deny services to gay couples bring lawmakers to tears and halt legislative work. His solution: Take state government out of marriage completely.

Cherokee Nation Attorney General: Tribe Must OK Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Tim Talley | Dec 13
The Cherokee Nation's attorney general legalized gay marriage for the country's second-largest Native American tribe, saying its same-sex marriage ban violates a tribal requirement for all of its citizens to be treated equally.

Romanian Man Asks Court to Recognize His Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Alison Mutler | Oct 27
A Romanian man asked his country's Constitutional Court on Thursday to recognize his marriage to an American man, in a case that has pitted the nation's conservative majority against those who want to move into the European mainstream.

Obama Legacy: A Quiet Mission to Export Gay Rights Overseas

POLITICS | By Josh Lederman | Oct 26
While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export gay rights overseas.

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.

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