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Pregnancy reignites Australia gay marriage debate

Australia’s Finance Minister Penny Wong Tuesday announced her female partner was expecting their first child, sparking renewed debate on the country’s ban on gay marriage. Wong said her long-term partner Sophie Allouache was pregnant, in a statement that also thanked the child’s biological father “for giving us the opportunity to raise…

Same-sex marriage goes down to legislative wire in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Supporters and opponents of gay marriage made 11th-hour appeals on Sunday as state lawmakers weighed a vote on making New York the sixth state — and the most populous — to legalize same-sex marriage. The measure that would make gay marriage legal, introduced by Governor Andrew…