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Court flips US state`s ban on same-sex marriage

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:37

A federal appeals court Monday struck down Virginia`s ban on same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for the gay rights movement in the United States.

US judge strikes down Colorado`s gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:56

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.

Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: Poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:26

Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Luxembourg approves same sex marriage

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 03:52

Lawmakers in Luxembourg, whose prime minister is openly gay, overwhelmingly approved changes in the small European nation`s legislation governing marriage that will allow people of the same sex to wed and to adopt children.

US federal judge strikes down Pennsylvania law barring gay marriage

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 01:39

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania`s ban on same-sex marriage, the latest in a series of court decisions across the country confirming gay couples` rights to wed.

Arkansas issues same-sex marriage licenses

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 03:38

Gay marriage has arrived in the Bible Belt in the US South, beginning with two women who had travelled overnight to ensure they`d be first in line.

Italian court recognises gay marriage for first time

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 05:52

Rome: An Italian court on Wednesday recognised a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions.

Elton John to `celebrate` gay marriage law

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 08:33

Singer Elton John, who will exchange wedding vows with partner David Furnish in May, says that they will "celebrate" the law allowing same-sex marriage with their marriage.

Elton John to ``celebrate`` gay marriage law

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 03:01

Singer Elton John, who will exchange wedding vows with partner David Furnish in May, says that they will "celebrate" the law allowing same-sex marriage with their marriage.

US Appeals Court suspends federal judge`s ruling legalising same-sex marriages in Michigan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 17:52

The US Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati has reportedly suspended the US federal judge`s ruling legalizing same-sex marriages in the state of Michigan.

UN rights chief slams Nigeria ban on gay marriage

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 04:59

The UN rights chief, Navi Pillay, has said Nigeria`s recent ban on same-sex marriage violated human rights and the nation`s constitution.

Myanmar couple in `first public gay wedding ceremony

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:47

While the law is not strictly enforced, activists have long complained of harassment and discrimination.