Same sex couples

Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to a government-commissioned postal ballot by last month. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 8:57 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...
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As Janae Stracke, left, and Annabelle Rutledge, both with Concerned Women for America, hold up signs, as Jessica Haas, of Indianapolis, paints during a rally with supporters of cake artist Jack Phillips outside of the Supreme Court which is hearing the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 05, 2017 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court argument in the wedding cake case (all times local): 11:18 a.m. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is suggesting skepticism of the arguments of a Colorado baker who defended his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple by citing the First...
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People sleep outside of the Supreme Court in order to save places in line for Dec. 5 arguments in 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,' Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 05, 2017 - 2:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Tuesday's clash at the high court pits baker Jack Phillips' First Amendment claims of artistic freedom against the anti-discrimination...
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In this combination of images made video from Australia's Parliament TV, Australian lawmaker Tim Wilson, right, proposes to his gay partner Ryan Patrick Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery, at Parliament in Canberra, Australia, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Wilson was giving a speech on same-sex marriage and proposed to Bolger during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country. (Parliament TV via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 5:03 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner Monday during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country. Tim Wilson, a 37-year-old lawmaker in the conservative coalition...
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November 07, 2017 - 2:58 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018. An attorney for Kim Davis confirmed she will seek a second term. It's the first chance Rowan County voters will get to have a say in the...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose their customers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
October 20, 2017 - 10:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don't get to choose their customers. They say that...
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Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende kiss after their marriage in Berlin, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The couple has become the first in Germany to celebrate a same-sex wedding, after a new law called “marriage for all” came into force Sunday. Karl Kreile, 59, and Bodo Mende, 60, were married Sunday morning at the town hall in Schoeneberg, a Berlin district. The law change followed a free vote in Parliament in June, making Germany the 23rd country worldwide to allow same-sex marriages. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 7:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples. Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise...
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In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende are looking into each others eyes in Berlin, Germany. Almost forty years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages comes into effect Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
September 30, 2017 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect Sunday. Until now, gay and lesbian couples in...
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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the 50th anniversary of the Fund for America Studies luncheon at the Trump Hotel in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 29, 2017 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, in a year that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has...
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A sample of the postal ballot on legalizing gay marriage is shown in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. More than 16 million registered voters among Australia's population of 24 million will receive the ballots in the coming days requesting their opinion on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
September 12, 2017 - 12:02 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage from Tuesday as a new opinion poll showed that most of those who intend to vote are in favor of marriage equality. More than 16 million registered voters among Australia's population of 24 million...
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