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US diplomat's gay marriage stirs China

Taipei Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Newly married, two men with matching red ties held hands and smiled broadly as they bounded out of San Francisco City Hall on a recent sunny day.
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US Diplomat's Same-Sex Marriage Causes Stir in China

New York Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
The reports of the marriage were pointed reminders for some that China prohibits same-sex marriage. A gay couple in Hunan Province filed a lawsuit last year for the right to be married, and a court surprisingly accepted the case in January, but a judge ...
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Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
"The current definition of the institution of marriage in civil law applies to them in the same way as it does for couples of the same sex.
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Labor tries for gay marriage bill again - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek says she waited more than a year for someone from the coalition to back her same-sex marriage bill. It was only when she introduced, with Labor leader Bill Shorten, the legislation last year that some government MPs ...

Law student says he was almost expelled for writing in favor of gay marriage

Fusion - ‎May 2, 2016‎
“I was basically threatened with removal from the university if I went forward and took a public stance in favor of gay marriage,” Levin, 33, told Fusion, citing conversations he said he had with senior school officials. “I was told that I had to ...
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Viewpoint: How has marriage changed life for gay people?

BBC News - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Writer and activist Peter McGraith married his partner David in the first ceremony conducted under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 covering most of the UK. Here, he asks what effect it's had on gay and lesbian couples - and on marriage itself.
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WA Liberal Peter Abetz 'bad taste' on gay marriage: Pat Dodson

WA today - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Indigenous leader Pat Dodson has been endorsed as a WA senator, with the father of reconciliation demonstrating his diplomacy by defending a Liberal backbencher's democratic right to make a "bad taste" speech.

Colombia's Constitutional Court legalises same sex marriage

Metro - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Colombia will change the law to allow same sex marriage, after a landmark decision in the largely conservative Roman Catholic country.

AFL teams targeted by homophobic anti gay marriage flyers

Gay News Network - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Opponents of marriage equality have targeted the AFL, the Sydney Swans and St Kilda for their support of same-sex marriage.
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A university moved to fire a professor after he defended a student's right to debate gay marriage. Now he's suing.

Washington Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The conflict began in 2014: After a student complained after a philosophy class that he was disappointed that he and others who question gay marriage had not been allowed to express their views during the classroom discussion, the graduate-student ...

Anti-Extremism Bill may target Christians who oppose same-sex marriage, lobby group warns

ChristianToday - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Christians who oppose gay marriage could be targeted with "false accusations" of extremism under an upcoming bill, a lobby group has warned.
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Colin Barnett rebukes Peter Abetz over same-sex marriage lecture

The West Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Mr Abetz said Labor's gradual moves to bind its MPs to vote for same-sex marriage conflicted with the “Uluru Bark petition” to Federal Parliament last year in which 70 Aboriginal elders from 47 nations urged it not to legalise same-sex marriage. “I'm ...
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Raunchy Prince was actually a conservative Christian who reportedly opposed gay marriage

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Then there was the time Prince came out against gay marriage. In a New Yorker profile in 2008, he slighted Republicans and Democrats - "neither of them is getting it right," he said - but singled out same-sex marriage as part of the Democrats' notion ...
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Roy Moore says complaint on gay marriage order politically motivated - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
After the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in America, Moore ordered the state's probate justices not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Moore maintained that the Supreme Court ruling had no bearing on ...
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Anti-gay marriage group declares another funding emergency as donations dry up

PinkNews - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has declared a funding crisis for the second time in six months - claiming a critical shortfall in cash comes from being “too successful”.
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Barack Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha changed his gay marriage stance

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
President Obama has said it was his daughters who helped him understand the value of marriage equality for same sex partners. Speaking during a town hall event in London Saturday, he explained how he had initially felt that labels for same-sex couples ...
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AFL season 2016: St Kilda, Sydney targeted in protest against AFL's first gay pride game

The Age - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Football is the latest battleground for opponents of gay marriage who are targeting St Kilda and Sydney as part of a campaign to derail the AFL's first Pride match.


The Economist - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Gay marriage is still not recognised, but public discussion of it is becoming more lively. Some gay people have held unofficial wedding ceremonies.

Same-sex marriage: corporate bosses push questionable agenda

The Australian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The story so far has concentrated on whether the Catholic Church put pressure on Telstra to pull away from being an active partner in the same-sex marriage campaign, with headlines such as “Church told gay CEOs at Qantas, SBS to stop supporting ...

University moves to fire professor who defended right to debate gay marriage

Washington Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
May 3, 2016 7:53 AM EDT - In 2014, an associate professor of political science at Marquette University, John McAdams, wrote a blog post defending a students' right to question gay marriage. Now, the university is moving to fire the tenured professor.