Same sex marriage

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev smile during the United Russia party congress in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Putin has presented his vision for modernizing Russia, while some of his challengers in next March's presidential vote have been formally nominated for the race. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 9:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March's presidential vote were formally nominated for the race. Putin is running as an independent candidate, keeping a distance from the top Kremlin party, United...
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In this image made from video, newlywed couple, Amy Laker, left, and Lauren Price are interviewed during their ceremony in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples were married in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday after being granted permission to waive the notice period. Amy Laker, 29, and Lauren Price, 31, exchanged vows in Sydney because their families had to travel from Wales in the U.K. to attend what was to have been their commitment ceremony. (Channel 9 via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 10:03 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. Jan. 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples...
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December 14, 2017 - 12:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say. A woman wants to sever her parental rights to a child her ex-wife gave birth to and is...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. Moore has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. But on the ground in Alabama, some believe the Republican Senate candidate is poised to win the state’s special election on Tuesday in a race that features extraordinary parallels with President Donald Trump’s White House run one year ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 08, 2017 - 11:28 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the-vote efforts. And he attacks the leaders of his own political party without mercy. A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump. This...
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Same-sex marriage campaigners and volunteers cheer as they call on politicians to pass marriage equality legislation during rally outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 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. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 1:39 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's vote to allow same-sex marriage (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Five lawmakers have registered their opposition to Australia's bill allowing same-sex marriage across the nation. The bill passed Thursday by a majority that was not challenged, though...
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File - In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, David Ermold, right, as he attempts to hand Rowan County clerks Nathan Davis, left, and Roberta Earley, second from left, a copy of the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, instructing the county to start issuing marriage licenses, in Morehead, Ky. Ermold filed to run for county clerk on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, hoping to challenge Kim Davis, who two years ago told him “God’s authority” prohibited her from complying with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 06, 2017 - 11:26 am
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — David Ermold will return to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a marriage license because he was gay. Only this time, he does not want a license. He wants Davis' job. Ermold filed to run for county clerk on...
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December 05, 2017 - 7:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament would legalize gay marriage this week despite some lawmakers' concerns about whether Australian cake makers should have to cater for same-sex weddings, a leading opponent of marriage equality said on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments...
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Charlie Craig, left, and David Mullins touch foreheads after leaving the Supreme Court which is hearing the case, the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 05, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court's high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. The court's fault lines were laid bare in a riveting argument that focused...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2008 file photo the Austrian Constitutional Court with President Gerhart Holzinger meets in Vienna, Austria. Austria's Constitutional Court has decided on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, ruling that the existing laws are discriminatory. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
December 05, 2017 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's Constitutional Court has ruled that same-sex couples will be allowed to marry by the beginning of 2019, bringing the country in line with more than a dozen other western European nations. In a ruling announced Tuesday, the court said that the words "two people of different...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Supporters of the U.S. Supreme Courts ruling on same-sex marriage gather on the step of the Texas Capitol for a news conference celebrating marriage equality and looking to important work ahead in Austin, Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, has declined to step into a case over a Texas high court ruling that says gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 04, 2017 - 1:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits — a potential victory for social conservatives hoping to chip away at 2015's legalization of same-sex marriage. In June, the Texas Supreme...
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