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Mitt Romney pines for marriage of biblical times, conveniently ignores polygamy’s rich past

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday said that the notion of marriage should not evolve from what it was 2,000 or 3,000 years ago because only a mother and a father could provide an ideal environment for children. During an interview with NBC host David Gregory about the…

Muslims join Paris protest against gender equality drive in schools

Tens of thousands of supporters of the conservative “Manif pour Tous” movement gathered in Paris on Sunday to protest against gender equality teaching in schools and fertility treatment for same-sex couples. Sunday’s march included a prominent Muslim contribution in a protest movement, originally opposed to gay marriage legislation that was…

‘The Gaymmys’: Conservatives go nuts after Grammy Awards feature same-sex weddings

Conservative groups were incensed by the massive marriage ceremony performed at the Grammy’s last night. The headline at The Drudge Report this morning spoke of “THE GAYMMYS,” and Twitter was overrun with people discussing the ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah during Macklemore’s performance of the same-sex marriage anthem “Same Love.”…

About 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year

About 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year after gay marriage was legalised in May, the national statistics agency said Tuesday. France legalised same-sex marriage after months of intense and sometimes violent protests, in keeping with an election pledge by Socialist President Francois Hollande, who faced a…

Australia’s top court bans marriage equality in nation’s capital

Australia’s High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation’s capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions. Had the nation’s top court upheld the Australian Capital Territory’s gay marriage legislation it would have opened the door…

Did Gay Marriage Provoke A Conversation About No Marriage At All?

I’ve followed with some interest in the past couple of decades the debate within gay rights circles over whether or not marriage equality should be a priority or even an issue at all. There’s a lot of points in the debate, but one argument from the opponents of prioritizing marriage…

New Mexico Supreme Court seeks to clarify same-sex marriage legality

Gay marriage in New Mexico? Top state court seeks clarity for county clerks. (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) Santa Fe County Commissioner Liz Stefonics (l.) holds hands with her wife Linda Siegle after they were married in Santa Fe, N.M., Aug. 23. In August, the Santa Fe County clerk…

Pennsylvania governor: Gay marriage is like sibling incest

After his lawyers previously compared gay couples to children, Pennsylvania’s governor offered an arguably worse analogy. Gov. Tom Corbett distanced himself in August to statements made in a court brief filed by his administration’s legal team as the state fights to block same-sex marriage. “Had the clerk issued marriage licenses…

Lesbian couple claims spousal privilege in Kentucky murder case to prevent wife from testifying

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A legal debate over whether one member of a same-sex couple has spousal privilege that would shield her from testifying against her partner is at the heart of a capital murder case in politically conservative Kentucky. Geneva Case, 49, does not want to testify in a…

Uruguay witnesses its first gay marriage

Uruguay saw its first gay marriage Monday but the big day was tinged with sadness because one of the men was on his death bed. The ceremony in the second country of Latin America to recognize same sex marriage was held at a hospital in the capital Montevideo. It came…

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