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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

NATIONAL | Oct 15
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

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.

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