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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Australia’s Shifting Political Order

The same-sex marriage debate showed that attitudes on gender and sexuality do not fit neatly into the traditional conservative-progressive divide.

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Los Angeles, Al Franken, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Singing as Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

The Australian Parliament celebrated with singing and flags after it voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

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Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

Australia's parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday after years of political jockeying and fierce public debate.

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Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Just three weeks after a national referendum showed strong support for gay marriage, Parliament followed the public’s lead.

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Gay man to run against Kentucky clerk who denied him marriage license

(Reuters) - A gay man who was denied a marriage license in Kentucky two years ago by a county clerk who refused to issue licenses for same-sex marriages will run to unseat her next year, he said on Wednesday.

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Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other.

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How a cake dispute reached the highest court

5 years ago, a baker clashed with two customers over a cake to honor their same-sex marriage. That confrontation has now reached the US Supreme Court.

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Justice Kennedy's legacy at play again

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, poised to cast the deciding vote in a case involving a Christian baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, wants to preserve the gains of his 2015 decision establishing a right to same-sex marriage.

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Top court weighs baker's refusal to make cake for gay couple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments in a major case on whether certain businesses can refuse service to gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds in a dispute involving a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men.

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Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

The Supreme Court will take up one of the most momentous cases of the term on Tuesday as it considers arguments from a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex couple's marriage because he believes that God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman.

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Austria's supreme court paves way for same-sex marriage from 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria from 2019, the country's supreme court ruled on Tuesday, saying a current law to the contrary violated the principle of...

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Supreme Court weighs baker's refusal to make cake for gay couple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments in a major case on whether certain businesses can refuse service to gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds in a dispute involving a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men.

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Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston's appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city's spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, signaling that the reach of the landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide may have limits.

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Lawmaker proposes during floor debate

A member of the Australian parliament surprised his partner when he proposed to him during a debate over same-sex marriage. CNN's Rosemary Church has more.

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Gay Australian Politician Proposes During Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The marriage proposal came as a bill legalizing same-sex unions made its way through the final stages of passage in Parliament.

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How Ireland Moved to the Left: ‘The Demise of the Church’

In recent years, the one-time bastion of Catholic conservatism has moved left on same-sex marriage and gay rights, and is poised to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion.

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Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth said that the church might accept same-sex marriage if the prince, now 4, one day found the love of “a fine young gentleman.”

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Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's upper house Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, perhaps as soon as next week, after lawmakers dismissed a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.

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Same-sex marriage may be law in Australia by early December

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian lawmakers on Thursday vowed to push through laws legalizing same-sex marriage by early December, after a national survey found the majority of Australians favored the move.

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Australia’s Curious Path to Marriage Equality

A public opinion survey pointing to approval for same-sex marriage is being celebrated and criticized, even among gay couples demanding equality.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Rohingya, Zimbabwe, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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The political fight is only beginning

Australians may have overwhelmingly voted "yes" in the same-sex marriage survey, but the battle over marriage equality isn't over yet.

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Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".

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8 weeks, 1 question: Australia's same-sex marriage survey

Like many Australians, Melissa Chomel wants to marry the person she loves.

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Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.

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Australians vote an overwhelming 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australia has said "yes" to legalizing same-sex marriage after a controversial two-month long national postal survey.

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Where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world

Australia has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world.

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Australia Votes ‘Yes’ on Same-Sex Marriage, Clearing Path for Legalization

“They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The final decision is up to Parliament.

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Australians support same-sex marriage in survey, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.

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Melbourne Journal: For Older Gays Who Might Re-Enter the Closet, a Ball Invites Them Out

As Australia votes on same-sex marriage, a party honors gay, transgender and intersex people who helped pave the way for rights and recognition.

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Ten million Australians vote so far in same-sex marriage poll

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Ten million Australians, or 62.5 percent of eligible voters, have cast their votes so far in a postal ballot on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized, the Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

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Stirred by same-sex marriage vote, Australia's youth gets serious

SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was supposed to relieve a headache for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, but a postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage has awakened interest in politics among young voters who could ultimately turf him out of office.

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U.S. rapper sings gay anthem to Australian rugby fans amid same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - American rap artist Macklemore performed a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport's bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage as Australia votes on liberalizing its marriage laws.

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U.S. rapper to sing 'Same Love' to Australian rugby fans amid same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - American rap artist Macklemore will perform a gay anthem at a rugby league final in Sydney on Sunday, thanks to the sport's bosses rejecting pressure from opponents of same-sex marriage as Australia votes on liberalizing its marriage laws.

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Australian police charge man for attacking former PM Abbott

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police charged a 38-year-old man on Friday for allegedly assaulting former prime minister and same-sex marriage opponent Tony Abbott in the Tasmanian city of Hobart.

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Former Australian PM says same-sex marriage supporter attacked him

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was allegedly assaulted while campaigning for a "no" vote in an increasingly divisive national survey over whether to allow same-sex marriage.

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Gay Parents Become Activists in Australian Marriage Debate

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage claim to have the best interests of children at heart as they campaign during a national vote by mail.

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Hostile same-sex marriage vote spurs Australia to amend anti-hate law

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The alarming volume of hate-speech during Australia's ballot over whether to legalize same-sex marriage spurred parliament to pass emergency legislation on Wednesday to outlaw opponents spewing their vitriol while the vote was in progress.

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Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

Ms. Windsor’s case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.

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Australia kicks off weeks-long same-sex marriage ballot

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.

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Australia kicks off postal vote to decide on legalizing same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would overwhelmingly support such unions.

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Australia gay marriage rally draws record crowd ahead of postal vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 20,000 people rallied in Sydney on Sunday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, days ahead of a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country.

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Australia's High Court rejects challenge to vote on same-sex marriage

Melbourne (Reuters) - Australia's High Court rejected two legal challenges on Thursday against a proposed postal ballot on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, clearing the way for a vote on an issue that has wide support but which has also threatened to divide the government.

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Australia to vote on same-sex marriage

Australia's High Court has voted to allow a national postal survey on same-sex marriage, after a challenge by marriage equality advocates failed.

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Australia's High Court rejects challenge to postal vote on same-sex marriage

Melbourne (Reuters) - Australia's High Court rejected two legal challenges on Thursday to the center-right coalition government's proposed postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Australia's high court hears challenge to same-sex marriage vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's high court on Tuesday began a hearing on the validity of a government plan for a postal vote to legalize same-sex marriage, a challenge that risks destabilizing the ruling center-right coalition.

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Why same-sex marriage isn't legal in Australia

In just over a week, ballots for a nationwide postal vote will be sent out asking Australians whether or not they want same-sex marriage.

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Romania to hold same-sex marriage referendum this autumn: ruling party leader

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s ruling Social Democrats hope to organize this autumn a referendum to restrict the constitutional definition of family, which would effectively rule out the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriage, party leader Liviu Dragnea said on Saturday.

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Campaign hits TV screens as Australian same-sex marriage vote looms

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The first public campaigns ahead of Australia's vote on legalizing same-sex marriage have hit television screens, sparking a truth-in-advertising debate on an issue that threatens to destabilize the ruling center-right coalition.

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Thousands rally for gay marriage in Australia ahead of vote

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied for marriage equality in Australia's second-biggest city of Melbourne on Saturday ahead of a postal survey on same-sex marriage which could lead to its legalisation.

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Trump pick: LGBT protections could lead to legal pedophilia

Sam Clovis, Donald Trump's pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, has argued that homosexuality is a choice and that the sanctioning of same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of pedophilia, a CNN KFile review of Clovis' writings, radio broadcasts, and speeches has found.

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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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Australians to get vote on legalizing same-sex marriage, PM says

Australia could legalize same-sex marriage by as early as the end of this year, after the government announced an attempt to hold a national vote on the issue.

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Australian Leaders Plan Vote on Same-Sex Marriage, One Way or Another

Liberal Party officials say that if the Senate doesn’t open the polls for a nationwide vote on same-sex marriage, Australians will cast advisory ballots by mail.

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Australia seeks to resolve gay marriage debate this year

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia will vote in November on whether to allow same-sex marriage, settling a long-stalled debate by the end of this year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday.

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Australia to hold postal vote to decide on same-sex marriage law

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will hold a non-compulsory postal vote on legalizing same-sex marriage if a second bid to win political support for a national ballot fails, a minister said on Monday.

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Irish prime minister attends gay pride event in Northern Ireland

BELFAST (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar attended a gay rights event on Saturday during his first official visit to Northern Ireland, upsetting some social conservatives in the only region of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is still illegal.

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Berlin revelers celebrate legalization of same-sex marriage

Thousands of marchers flooded the streets of Berlin for the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Saturday in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Senior Australian minister calls for postal vote on same-sex marriage

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - One of Australia’s most senior ministers on Sunday reignited debate on whether same-sex marriage should be legalised, proposing a national postal vote on the issue.

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Kentucky Must Pay $224,000 After Dispute Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A judge ordered the state to pay couples’ lawyer fees after a county clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue marriage licenses.

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Kentucky found liable for legal fees over same-sex marriage suit

LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky must pay the legal fees of lawyers who represented couples denied marriage licenses in 2015 by a county clerk in the state, a federal judge ruled on Friday in a same-sex marriage case that garnered world attention.

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Maltese parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Maltese lawmakers voted on Wednesday to legalize same-sex marriage on the Roman Catholic Mediterranean island, fulfilling Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's campaign promise to make...

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Thousands march for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

BELFAST (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Belfast on Saturday to demand Northern Ireland join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalizing same-sex marriage, a step blocked by the region's largest party, a key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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German parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament voted by a wide margin on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their personal conscience rather than the party line.

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German parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament voted on Friday to legalize gay marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of conservative party to vote their "conscience" rather than follow party lines.

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German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Lawmakers supported the bill after Chancellor Angela Merkel softened her resistance to the issue a few days ago.

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German lawmakers vote on same-sex marriage

German lawmakers will decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her longstanding opposition to allowing a free vote on the issue in parliament.

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Will Chief Justice Roberts save same-sex marriage?

When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in Obergefell v. Hodges, many LGBTQ commentators recognized there could be backlash. And indeed there was. "Bathroom bills," such as House Bill 2 in North Carolina, were passed requiring people to use the bathrooms that correspond with the sex marker on their birth certificates.

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Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.

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Justices to Hear Case on Religious Objections to Same-Sex Marriage

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple is appealing a discrimination ruling, citing the First Amendment.

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U.S. top court to hear baker's religious objection to making cake for gay couple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men.

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Pride 2017: Two Years Later, What It Means to Be Wed

Ten couples who were highlighted in The New York Times the day after same-sex marriage was legalized reflect on the landmark court decision.

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LGBT community prepares for a march -- and a fight

Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains.

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Gay Chinese battle inertia, conservatism to push rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan, a friend,...

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Renaming Margaret Court stadium may become only option: Stosur

PARIS (Reuters) - If Margaret Court continues to disparage homosexuals and same-sex marriage in public, authorities may find they have no option but to rename the Australian Open stadium that bears her name, Australian Sam Stosur said on Friday.

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Players Urge Renaming Margaret Court Arena After Latest Comments on Gays

The Australian champion’s remarks about gays and same-sex marriage have reignited debate about her legacy and how tennis should celebrate her.

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Veteran Margaret Court says tennis 'full of lesbians'

(Reuters) - Australian 24-time grand slam winner Margaret Court said on radio on Wednesday that tennis was "full of lesbians", courting controversy again just a week after expressing her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Murray condemns Court comments, warns against Melbourne chaos

(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray has joined a growing list of players to disagree with 24-times grand slam winner Margaret Court's views on same-sex marriage but has urged players to resolve any conflicts before the next Australian Open.

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Stosur says players could boycott Margaret Court stadium

PARIS (Reuters) - Australia's tennis number one Samantha Stosur has suggested players at the Australian Open could boycott the Melbourne Park stadium named after Margaret Court due to the 24-times grand slam champion's opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Taiwan same-sex marriage ruling brightens outlook for gay rights in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry has proved a shot in the arm for China's gay rights movement, but it is likely to be many years before Beijing approves similar measures, amid deep-rooted opposition in some quarters.

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Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, first in Asia

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

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Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

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Taiwan activists hope same-sex marriage ruling will be trailblazer in Asia

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan same-sex couple Daphne Chiang and Kenny Jhuang are getting married at the end of the year - even if the government won't legalize their union.

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Texas ordered to pay $600,000 to same-sex couples who defeated state ban

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ordered Texas on Wednesday to pay about $600,000 to cover the legal fees for two same-sex couples who defeated the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a protracted court battle.

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Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (Reuters) - A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states.

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Duterte Opposes Gay Marriage in Philippines, Reversing Campaign Pledge

The president stressed that the country was Asia’s bastion of Roman Catholicism, which is steadfastly against same-sex marriage.

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Australian beer company brews pint-sized storm over same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's biggest domestic beer maker has pulled off the unthinkable, driving thirsty customers away from drink after it supported a church-run debate about same-sex marriage...

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Germany's Social Democrats, Greens press for same-sex marriage

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, said on Sunday they would launch a new push to legalize same-sex marriage in Germany, a move opposed in the past by Merkel's Christian Democrats.

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Texas Supreme Court hears challenge on same-sex marriage rights

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two Houston taxpayers, backed by Texas Republican leaders, on Wednesday challenged Houston's spousal benefits for same-sex couples, asking the state's highest civil court to re-examine parts of a landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.

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Same-sex marriage laws tied to fewer teen suicide attempts

(Reuters Health) - Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, a new U.S. study suggests.

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Same-sex marriage might decrease teen suicide attempt rates, says study

A new study has recorded a hopeful correlation between rates of teen suicide attempts and the prevalence of same-sex marriage.

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Church of England stance on gay marriage in disarray after vote

LONDON (Reuters) - The Church of England's legislative body on Wednesday voted against a report from bishops that rejected the idea of blessing same-sex marriages, the latest row over an issue that has divided the Church for years.

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Cherokee Attorney General rules gay marriage bans unconstitutional

(Reuters) - The Cherokee Nation's Attorney General has issued an opinion declaring bans on same-sex marriage to be in violation of their tribal constitution, documents show.

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How Jeff Sessions could change the Justice Department

Under the Obama administration, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch dedicated Justice Department resources to areas such as civil liberties, voting rights, same-sex marriage, environmental and consumer protection.

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Trump: I'm fine with same-sex marriage law

President-elect Donald Trump said he's "fine" with same-sex marriage remaining legal across the country, and wouldn't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing that ruling. He also pledged to appoint judges who oppose abortion rights.

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Australia turns down national vote on same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's bid to hold a national vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage was defeated on Monday in the upper house of parliament, or Senate, potentially delaying legal unions for years.

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Christian bakers who refused to make 'gay cake' lose discrimination appeal

Christian bakers who refused to make a cake that supported same-sex marriage lost their appeal of the ruling that found they discriminated against the man who ordered the cake.