Queen Elizabeth II gave her assent to the Same Sex Couples Bill here on Wednesday, officially legalising gay marriages in England and Wales.
After hours of heated discussions, Australian lawmakers voted against gay marriage bill.
French lawmakers have rejected a bill presented by the opposition Socialist Party seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.
A proposal to legalize gay marriage in New Jersey narrowly passed a key state Senate committee on Monday.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
Showbiz World - December 22, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade