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US Supreme Court clears gay weddings

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Washington: In a huge victory for gays and lesbians, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law denying federal benefits to homosexual couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in

France to ban words ‘mother, father’ from official documents under plan to legalise gay marriage

The French government has reportedly planned to ban the usage of the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage.

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Gay marriage, adoption allowed in France from 2013: PM


Gay couples will be allowed to get married and to adopt children from next year in France, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced on Tuesday.

"In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage an

51 pc Americans approve Obama's stand on gay marriage: Poll


More than half of Americans approve of US President Barack Obama's election gamble that seeks to allow same-sex couples to marry legally.

According to a poll by USA Today/Gallup, 51 per cent of the

Obama voices his support for gay marriage


Ending months of equivocation, U.S. President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage on Wednesday, an announcement fraught with history that also injects a potentially polarizing issue int

'Gay marriage law may affect British royal family'


If gay marriage is allowed by law in Britain, the royal family in future may even have a lesbian consort for the queen or a gay male spouse for the king, an MP has warned.

Tory lawmaker Peter Bone sa

Washington state lawmakers approve same-sex marriage


Lawmakers in the northwestern US state of Washington on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, which should soon be signed into law by the governor, officials said.


Nigeria Senate approves anti-gay marriage bill

Nigeria's Senate voted on Tuesday to criminalise gay marriage, instituting prison terms of more than a decade for violations in a nation where gays and lesbians already face discrimination and abuse.

Catholics cannot accept gay marriage, Pope says

Pope Benedict said on Saturday the Catholic Church could not accept gay marriage and urged young people to root out evil in society and shun a "lukewarm" faith that damages their Church.

The 84-year-

Britain plans to introduce same-sex marriage


The British government has drawn up plans to introduce same-sex civil marriages before the next election in 2015, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said.

"I am delighted to announce today that i

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