Rome mayor defies law to register 16 gay marriages

Rome's left-wing mayor Ignazio Marino Saturday registered 16 gay marriages carried out abroad in defiance of Italian law, which does not recognise same-sex unions.

Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.

Australia celebrates first same-sex marriages ahead of court challenge

Australia celebrated its first same-sex marriages on Saturday under the threat of a court challenge that could render the unions invalid within days.

Australia votes to recognise same-sex unions

Australia`s centre-left ruling party on Saturday voted for national recognition of same-sex unions, but stopped short of lifting a ban on gay marriage.