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.

Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" on Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.

Foreign same-sex couples cannot adopt Russian kids

Foreign same-sex couples will be officially banned from adopting Russian children, a top official said.

France to ban words `mother` and `father`

France is set to ban the words `mother` and `father` from all official documents under its controversial plans to legalise gay marriage.

Netherlands to include same-sex couples in textbooks

The Netherlands was the 1st country in the world to grant same-sex marriages.

Washington weddings begin for same-sex couples

It`s a day of wedding bells for some gay couples in Washington.

Can live-in and same-sex couples get joint home loans?: DNA

Today it is common for husband and wife to be joint borrowers for a home loan to enhance their overall loan eligibility. And live-in and same-sex couples can`t have them. Ever wondered why this is so?