After years of political battle, gay couples in Ecuador lined up Monday to register their unions on their national identity cards like heterosexual couples.
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.
A federal judge says gay couples in Chicago don`t have to wait until June to marry.
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.
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.
The northern Italian city of Milan will now recognise same-sex unions.
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.
New York has become the sixth US state to allow gay couples to legally marry.
The US President however stopped short of embracing same-sex marriage himself.
Day in Pics: 30th October
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