Egypt orders arrest of men over "gay marriage" video

Egyptian authorities have ordered the arrest of nine men who appeared in a video purporting to show the country`s first gay marriage, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals.

US court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

A US appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible" on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples.

Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage

Brazilian surprise package Marina Silva, whom polls suggest could oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in October presidential elections, rowed back on liberal social policy Saturday after dropping a program reference to gay marriage.

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

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.

Thorpe`s gay stand may mean little for divided Australians

In a week that saw Australia`s highest-profile sporting icon, Ian Thorpe, `come out of the closet` on television, gay marriage is back on the national agenda with Liberal Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm hoping to push the divided government to allow a `conscience vote` on the issue.

Sir Elton John says Jesus would have supported gay marriage

Sir Elton John, who has planned to marry his civil partner David Furnish next year, has claimed that Jesus would have been a supporter of gay marriage.

Same-sex couples wed in Oregon after gay marriage ban lifted

Gay and lesbian couples clamoured to be among the first in Oregon to exchange wedding vows on Monday after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage.

Arkansas top attorney will defend gay marriage ban

The attorney general of Arkansas today said he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed, but will continue defending his state`s 2004 ban on gay marriage in court because he believes it is his duty to do so.

Tom Ford weds Buckley after 27 years of relationship

Fashion Designer Tom Ford has shared that he has exchanged vows with his partner Richard Buckley after a 27-year relationship.

Elton John to `celebrate` gay marriage law

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 marry partner as Britain legalizes gay marriage

British singer Elton John will marry long-time partner David Furnish.

UN rights chief slams Nigeria ban on gay marriage

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

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

The Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying he was not bothered by consensual sex among people from other traditions.

Virginia gay-marriage ban unconstitutional: US judge

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that the state`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, on the heels of two similar rulings in other US states.

US government to expand recognition of gay marriage

US Attorney General Eric Holder will expand government recognition of same-sex marriages in all federal courtrooms and prisons tomorrow, and ensure they receive the same benefits as heterosexual ones.

Thousands stage `Day of Anger` protest against French Prez

Thousands marched through Paris on Sunday in a "Day of Anger" against embattled President Francois Hollande`s policies, including his decision to legalise gay marriage.

Houston Mayor marries same-sex partner in California

Houston`s Mayor Annise Parker has married her long-time partner Kathy Hubbard at a private ceremony in California, as America`s second most populous state Texas does not legally recognise the same-sex marriages.

Nigeria outlaws same-sex marriage and civil unions

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships that sparked international condemnation, his spokesman said on Monday.

US Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Utah

The US Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked gay marriages in Utah pending the western state`s appeal of a federal judge`s ruling allowing same-sex marriage.

No halt to gay marriages in Utah: US appeals court

A federal appeals court has ruled that gay marriages can continue in Utah, denying a request from the state to halt same-sex weddings until the appeals process plays out.