- China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union Updated: Jul-02-15 6:22 am
BEIJING - A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China.
- Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches Updated: Jul-02-15 3:22 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
- Shared child custody awarded to divorcing same-sex couple Updated: Jul-01-15 7:02 pm
SAN ANTONIO - A state district judge has awarded shared custody of a 2-year-old girl to her same-sex parents, who are divorcing.
- Wisconsin married couples to benefit under tax package Updated: Jul-01-15 6:47 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Married couples would benefit the most under a Republican-authored tax plan that's to be added to the state budget on Thursday.
- Gay marriage availability unclear in 2 Arkansas counties Updated: Jul-01-15 6:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Five days after a landmark high court ruling, at least two Arkansas counties had not issued same-sex marriage licenses as clerks with religious and moral objections decide whether to comply with state and federal orders.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:14 pm
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- Some counties still not issuing licenses to same-sex couples Updated: Jul-01-15 1:58 pm
ST. LOUIS - Some Missouri counties still won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, prompting an advocacy group to threaten legal action Wednesday to force compliance.
- Hood County to issue same-sex marriage licenses after all Updated: Jul-01-15 9:36 am
GRANBURY, Texas - A North Texas county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the clerk in charge of such documents says it's against her beliefs.
- Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants in US Updated: Jun-30-15 3:58 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty - a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.
- Angry protesters whitewash rainbow flag on West Bank barrier Updated: Jun-30-15 2:17 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights that was painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier.
- La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses Updated: Jun-30-15 12:11 am
NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.
- Texas issuing gay marriage licenses, despite AG's opinion Updated: Jun-29-15 7:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. And most of the ones holding out say they are doing so for logistic - not religious - reasons.
- Same-sex couples in SD can now change driver's license names Updated: Jun-29-15 2:59 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Same-sex couples in South Dakota can now use a marriage certificate and a number of other documents to change a name on a South Dakota-issued driver's license.
- High Colombian official urges courts to OK same-sex marriage Updated: Jun-28-15 9:59 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A top Cabinet minister on Sunday urged Colombia's courts to legalize same-sex marriage and support the right of such couples to adopt.
- Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples Updated: Jun-28-15 8:56 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
- Cuomo officiates gay couple's wedding, his first Updated: Jun-28-15 1:59 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots in 1969.
- Georgia officials expect to marry gay couples from Florida Updated: Jun-28-15 5:13 am
BRUNSWICK, Georgia - Probate judges in southeast Georgia could end up conducting some of the first marriages of gay couples from Florida.
- Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed Updated: Jun-27-15 1:54 pm
CINCINNATI - With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions - even if the opposition isn't over.
- Minnesota same-sex marriage pioneer hails high court ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 12:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man who fought for his own same-sex marriage more than 40 years ago is celebrating the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country.
- High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry Updated: Jun-27-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.
- For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to 'yes' on gay marriage Updated: Jun-27-15 3:05 am
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible."
- Q&A: Where Texas stands after same-sex marriage legalized Updated: Jun-27-15 3:04 am
AUSTIN, Texas - How same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed:
- Celebrations begin in NYC after US same-sex marriage ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 1:49 am
NEW YORK - From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
- San Francisco celebrates same-sex marriage decision Updated: Jun-27-15 1:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The celebration began early and built throughout the day in San Francisco, a city at the vanguard of the gay rights fight.
- Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage Updated: Jun-26-15 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court's ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice "arrives like a thunderbolt."