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  • Senate votes to override McCrory marriage veto; House next 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 9:05 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Senate voted Monday night to cancel Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill that would allow some North Carolina court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage activities because of religious objections.

  • New Mexico couple gets back wedding rings lost since 1960s 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:40 pm

    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - It's been decades since Ofelia Kirker lost her wedding rings, but she'll be wearing the treasured jewelry for her 64th wedding anniversary.

  • Merkel's party resists calls to embrace full gay marriage 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 9:31 am

    BERLIN - Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party are rejecting calls to embrace full-fledged marriage for gay couples following Irish voters' decision to legalize it.

  • Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says 
    Updated: May-25-15 1:35 pm

    DUBLIN - Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.

  • 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-23-15 6:25 pm

    DUBLIN - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

  • Timeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays story has photos
    Updated: May-23-15 12:36 pm

    DUBLIN - Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Saturday's referendum result to legalize gay marriage represents a stunning triumph for gay rights activists following decades of struggle to gain greater rights and respect.

  • Judge: Gay couples across Alabama have right to marry 
    Updated: May-21-15 10:13 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court weighs in on same-sex marriage this summer.

  • Texas House OKs letting clergy refuse to marry gay couples 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:54 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs - further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.

  • New Orleans Mayor blasts Jindal with counter executive order 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:31 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial religious objections executive order by issuing an order of his own.

  • Legislature moves to make marriage statutes gender neutral 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:07 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Oregon legislators are moving to adopt gender-neutral marriage statutes in recognition of last year's ruling by a federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • Young couple killed in I-49 crash caused by lightning 
    Updated: May-16-15 3:40 pm

    BUNKIE, Louisiana - State police say lightning struck a car driving through Evangeline Parish and that led to a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 49 that killed a young Covington couple. Police say a 1-year-old child in the couple's car survived.

  • Same-sex couple sues over son's birth certificate 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:02 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A same-sex couple from Madison has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit because the state has failed to put both their names on their baby's birth certificate.

  • Texas anti-gay marriage bill dead for now as deadline passes story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 1:35 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized took a major setback Friday when time expired on a bill that would prohibit government employees from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Married couple campaign for same Bremerton council seat 
    Updated: May-14-15 6:16 am

    BREMERTON, Washington - Conversations at one Bremerton city councilor's dinner table may be a little tense as his wife has announced plans to run for his seat.

  • Texas Senate OKs bill allowing clergy to refuse gay marriage 
    Updated: May-11-15 7:20 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their religious beliefs, as top Republicans move to further shield the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.

  • Castro's daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban gay couples story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 9:19 pm

    HAVANA - The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro sponsored a blessing ceremony Saturday for gay couples on an island where gay marriage remains illegal.

  • Alabama bill would let ministers refuse same-sex marriages 
    Updated: May-06-15 10:04 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would allow probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds.

  • Opponents of 'religious freedom' bill warn of discrimination 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:52 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Opponents of a bill that would allow Alabama probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds say the legislation could open the door to broader discrimination.

  • Same-sex couples offered new marriage license applications 
    Updated: May-06-15 6:43 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Six same-sex couples in northern Idaho who received marriage licenses before state officials say a federal court made such unions legal are being given a unique state-approved opportunity for a do-over.

  • Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner 
    Updated: May-06-15 12:07 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.

  • Colorado lawmakers agree to limit odd proxy marriages 
    Updated: May-04-15 8:40 pm

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.

  • Texas lawmakers attempt to revive religious objections bill 
    Updated: May-04-15 3:17 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas got a taste Monday of the religious objections issue that drew strong criticism elsewhere, with many church leaders imploring state lawmakers to protect religious freedoms in the name of tolerance but others taking the opportunity to openly decry gay marriage.

  • Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:47 am

    WARDENSVILLE, West Virginia - For years, Paul Yandura and Donald Hitchcock had passed through this small dot of a town on the way to their vacation home in Lost River about 20 miles away. The Hardy County town, with a population of about 250 people, really only has one main drag, but it's a classic Main Street, which had been a sleepy one for many years.