Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships

After years of political battle, gay couples in Ecuador lined up Monday to register their unions on their national identity cards like heterosexual couples.

First gay marriages take place in England and Wales

Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" on Friday night as a law authorising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

US judge: Gay couples can wed in Chicago

A federal judge says gay couples in Chicago don`t have to wait until June to marry.

Utah`s same-sex marriage ban returns to court

Hundreds of gay couples were expected to hurry for marriage licenses in Utah on Monday before the state`s same-sex marriage ban returned to court.

Gay couples may get blessed in British churches

A top British clergyman under the Church of England has signalled that gay couples who seek to "engage with the challenges of life responsibly" should be able to have their relationships blessed in church.

Milan recognises gay couples

The northern Italian city of Milan will now recognise same-sex unions.

Hundreds of gay couples get married in New York

From Manhattan to Niagara Falls, hundreds of gay couples got married across New York on Sunday, one month after it was legalised in the state.

Hundreds of gay couples marry in New York

New York has become the sixth US state to allow gay couples to legally marry.

Gay couples deserve same rights as all: Obama

The US President however stopped short of embracing same-sex marriage himself.