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US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia
US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

The Supreme Court put a hold on gay marriages in Virginia, as it weighs whether to legalize same-sex marriage across the United States.

US Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia
The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer
The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer

Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of the Vietnamese women say they are living happily ever after.

The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer
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Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll

Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll
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Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale

It was one of the greatest love stories in history and now the marriage certificate that sealed the union of Napoleon and his first wife Josephine is to be sold at auction in September.

Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale
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Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples

Australians Richard Laslett and Collin Gunther waited 37 years to say "I do" to one another.

Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples
Religious right looks beyond gay marriage to next battles
Religious right looks beyond gay marriage to next battles

"We are in a war."

Religious right looks beyond gay marriage to next battles
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Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits

Costa Rica's social security administration has agreed to allow same-sex couples to share health and pension benefits, even though the conservative Central American country bans gay marriage.

Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits
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Italian court recognises gay marriage for first time

An Italian court on Wednesday recognised a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions.

Italian court recognises gay marriage for first time
Elton John to marry longtime partner
Elton John to marry longtime partner

Pop icon Elton John says he will tie the knot with partner David Furnish now that his native Britain has legalized gay marriage.

Elton John to marry longtime partner
First gay marriages take place in England and Wales
First gay marriages take place in England and Wales

Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" on Friday night as a law authorising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

First gay marriages take place in England and Wales
Helen Bender. ©Lena Reiner
German designer fashions 'hers & hers' bridal niche

German fashion designer Helen Bender specialises in bridal wear but targets gay pride parades to pitch to new customers rather than wedding fairs.

German designer fashions 'hers & hers' bridal niche
Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage
Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage
Love and marriage on Kiev's anti-government barricades
Love and marriage on Kiev's anti-government barricades

She dropped her job to join the revolution against a hated regime. Injured, she was treated by a young man who fell in love with her and a month later, the two were married.

Love and marriage on Kiev's anti-government barricades
Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal
Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal

Grey-haired and grinning, two dozen couples hold champagne flutes at a Warsaw ceremony in their honour. They survived 50 years of marriage and in Poland, that is reason enough for a presidential medal.

Married for 50 years? Poland says you deserve a medal
Thousands marry in 'Moonie' mass wedding
Thousands marry in 'Moonie' mass wedding

Thousands of Unification Church members were married in a mass wedding in South Korea -- only the second such event since the death of their "messiah" and controversial church founder Sun Myung Moon.

Thousands marry in 'Moonie' mass wedding
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Imam charged in Australia over child marriage

A Muslim cleric was Tuesday charged in Australia with conducting an illegal marriage between a 26-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl.

Imam charged in Australia over child marriage
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Will you marry me? Original proposal in Kostanay

Maksim Yastrebov, 25 had his own idea of an original proposal.

Will you marry me? Original proposal in Kostanay
Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration
Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration

The music industry's top night turned into the big day for 34 couples on Sunday as Madonna and other stars presided over a mass wedding in a celebration of gay marriage.

Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration
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When traditions violate human rights: bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan

Members of the Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament are considering toughening of the punishment for bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan.

When traditions violate human rights: bride kidnapping in Kazakhstan
Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed
Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed

Six same-sex couples filed suit against the US state of Florida Tuesday for refusing to let them marry.

Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed