Cherokee Nation Attorney General: Tribe Must OK Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Tim Talley | Dec 13, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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

NATIONAL | Feb 5, 2016

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, 2016

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.

Nebraska's Moot Gay Marriage Ban Could Go to Voters Again

NATIONAL | Jan 28, 2016

Nebraska's defunct same-sex marriage ban could once again go before voters under a measure that seeks to remove it from the state constitution.

Kentucky to Pay $1.1 Million to Lawyers in Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Jan 14, 2016

A federal judge awarded a team of Kentucky attorneys more than $1 million for their role in the landmark United States Supreme Court case that struck down bans on same-sex marriage.

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