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New Mexico becomes 17th state to back gay marriage

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 05:35

New Mexico`s Supreme Court has backed same-sex marriage rights, making the southwestern US state the 17th to back gay weddings.

Honeymoon over for gay couples, Australia overturns gay marriage law

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:08

The honeymoon was short-lived for Australia`s gay couples who married in the past five days after the High Court overturned new same-sex marriage laws on Thursday, invalidating wedding ceremonies performed since Saturday.

England`s first gay marriage date set for March 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 21:30

The first gay weddings can officially take place in England and Wales from March 29, 2014.

Illinois governor expected to sign gay marriage into law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 18:37

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign same-sex marriage into law on Wednesday afternoon, which will make President Barack Obama`s home state the 16th to allow such unions.

Elton John eager to marry partner legally

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 08:29

Singer Elton John is eagerly awaiting the Parliament`s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in Britain.

Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 09:20

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" on Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.

Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 12:33

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said today it was time to end the "acrimonious" debate on gay marriage, after he vowed to introduce a bill legalising same-sex unions if returned to office.

John Barrowman gets flak for gay marriage

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 08:31

John Barrowman was bombarded with online abuse after he shared the news of his gay marriage earlier this month.

Benedict Cumberbatch conducts gay ceremony

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 16:35

`Sherlock` star Benedict Cumberbatch conducted a marriage ceremony for his two male friends in Ibiza.

Queen approves gay marriage bill in UK

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 21:27

Queen Elizabeth II gave her assent to the Same Sex Couples Bill here on Wednesday, officially legalising gay marriages in England and Wales.

Gay marriage to be legal in England as law clears last hurdle

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:52

After a two-hour debate, the Commons passed the bill, meaning it now only needs to be approved by the Queen, a formality.

Vatican issues first text co-written by two popes

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 21:54

Vatican issued unprecedented religious text co-written by Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI in which 2 popes said faith should serve "common good" but restated opposition to gay marriage.