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Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

Most European countries saw a rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships between 2002 and 2016, according to Hungarian researchers who analysed results from the European Social Survey, carried out every two years.

Gay couple got married on July 2, calls it a ‘happy coincidence’

Mumbai-based Nitin Karani was among the 15 gay men who participated in India’s first friendship walk held in Kolkata. While holidaying in New York, Karani decided to make his relationship with Bengaluru-based Thomas Joseph legal.


Minneapolis church, pastor expelled over support of gay marriage

The Rev. Dan Collison had his credentials removed by a 77% vote at the Evangelical Covenant Church's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday night.

Recognising private property, gay marriage, Cuba aims to build socialism instead of communism

Laying out the new constitution to lawmakers on Saturday, the secretary of the council of state, Homero Acosta, said it included the recognition of private property, something long stigmatized by the Communist Party as a vestige of capitalism.

Taiwan still divided on gay marriage, says Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan's top court in May 2017 legalised gay marriage - the first place in Asia to do so - and ruled its decision must be implemented within two years.

Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

Marriage equality became law on December 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give a month's notice for weddings made Tuesday the first possible date for gay marriages.


Australia legalises same-sex marriage: Now 26 countries in the world have embraced the law

Four countries, Malta, Germany, Finland and Australia legalised same-sex marriage in 2017. The first wedding in Australia will take place after a month when, the legislation shall take effect in the country.

Hostile same-sex marriage vote spurs Australia to amend anti-hate law

Australia began a non-compulsory postal vote on Tuesday that will determine whether it becomes the 25th country to legalise same-sex marriage.

Australians to soon post ballots in gay marriage survey

If the postal survey finds most Australians want gay marriage, the Parliament will vote by December on legislation to lift the prohibition on gay marriage.

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet presents gay marriage bill

``We can't let old prejudices be stronger than love,'' Bachelet said. Chile approved civil unions for same-sex couples in 2015 and decriminalized gay sex in 1999.

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US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage nationwide

The US Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.