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German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote Friday

All other political parties hold the same view, leaving Merkel`s party opposed along with the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

German SPD wants gay marriage after September election

Germany`s Social Democratic Party (SPD) is making legalisation of gay marriage a condition for its participation in any coalition government after September`s national election, party Secretary General Hubertus Heil said.

Taiwan court rules in favour of gay marriage in Asia first

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters gathered outside parliament in central Taipei erupted.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Conservative and religious groups in Taiwan says that gay marriage would destroy family values.

Australian Senate rejects public vote on gay marriage

Australia's Senate has rejected a government plan to hold a public vote on recognizing gay marriage.

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

Alejandro Brito, head of the Citizen Commission against Homophonic Hate Crimes, said there was a "defamation campaign" against gays.

Scottish church takes first step to gay marriage

The Scottish Episcopal Church on Friday became the first Anglican Church branch in Britain to take a step towards allowing gay marriage in church.

Same-sex marriage: Girl student 'marries' 25-year-old woman; father files kidnapping case

A girl student of the Government Polytechnic College here allegedly 'married' a 25-year-old woman from Agra.

Alabama chief justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses

A federal judge in Alabama overturned the state`s ban on same-sex marriage last January.

Gay marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

Same-sex marriage has been signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first country to vote for gay unions.

Kentucky clerk won't block, or authorize, gay marriage licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said Monday on her return to work she will not block her deputies from issuing them but will not authorize them, as one couple celebrated their marriage.

Mozilla CEO's exit tests Silicon Valley's tolerance

Some, especially a dating website that had urged its users to boycott Mozilla`s popular Firefox web browser, cheered Eich`s resignation after less than two weeks as CEO of the nonprofit software company. Others viewed him as a victim and called his critics intolerant of people with different views.

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire

Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company`s web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage.