Ivan Hinton married his partner of 11 years on a sunny afternoon in Canberra two days ago, surrounded by friends and family. Their union may not last past this week.
Australia is set to hold its first legal same-sex marriage ceremonies on Dec. 7. Five days later, those unions may be invalidated by the nation’s top court.
At least four American Indian tribes have legalized same-sex marriage this year -- in some cases creating islands of marriage equality in states that otherwise ban the unions.
Croatian lawmakers called for a Dec. 1 referendum on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
The U.S. Senate took a step closer today to passing legislation that would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
New Jersey’s highest court cleared the way for gay marriages to begin Monday, making the state the 14th to allow same-sex marriages while handing a defeat to Republican Governor Chris Christie.
Most employers would be banned from firing, demoting or refusing to hire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity under legislation in line for action today in the U.S. Senate.
Oregon state agencies must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages, even though the state’s constitution bars such nuptials, Oregon’s justice department said in a legal opinion.
The U.S. Senate passed legislation that would prohibit most employers from firing, demoting or refusing to hire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
While Newark Mayor Cory Booker irons out legal issues before he’ll fulfill his hope of marrying gay couples, other New Jersey town officials are preparing for the Oct. 21 start date for same-sex marriages.
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