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Elton John to ``celebrate`` gay marriage law

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 03:01

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.

British PM David Cameron hails same-sex marriages in country

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 05:38

British Prime Minister David Cameron Saturday welcomed the introduction of same-sex marriages in Britain, as same-sex couples were allowed to be legally married in the country from this weekend.

First gay marriages take place in England and Wales

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:27

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.

Court suspends same-sex marriage in Michigan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 04:43

An appeals court on Saturday temporarily suspended same-sex marriages in Michigan, local media said, just the latest US state to wrestle with the thorny issue of gay rights.

No more marriages in party offices, says Kerala HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 14:36

Kerala High Court has held as invalid marriages conducted at the offices of CPI(M) and other political parties.

US judge: Gay couples can wed in Chicago

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 01:37

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

Church of England rejects blessings for gay marriages

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 05:16

Bishops in the Church of England issued new guidance Saturday warning clergy they should not bless couples in same-sex marriages, after the idea was recommended in an internal report last year.

Rich countries advance women, poorest don`t: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 08:24

The report by the UN population fund was launched yesterday.

US government to expand recognition of gay marriage

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 04:30

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.

Scotland becomes 17th country to approve same-sex marriages

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 05:09

Scotland voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to allow same-sex marriages, becoming the 17th country to give the green light to gay marriage.

Judge lets Utah gay marriages continue

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 05:37

A federal judge has allowed gay marriage in Utah to continue.

UNICEF gives awards to girls resisting child marriages

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 18:25

Nine girls from remote Maharashtra were today given United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) Navjyoti awards for resisting child marriages and also helping other girls fight the scourge.