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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
Couples ready to tie the knot in UK's first gay marriages
Couples ready to tie the knot in UK's first gay marriages

When the clock strikes midnight on Friday, gay and lesbian couples across England and Wales will begin exchanging vows as an historic law legalising same-sex marriage finally comes into force.

Couples ready to tie the knot in UK's first gay marriages
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
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital

Australia's High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation's capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions.

Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback

After six years together, Hana and Iva both decided they had met "the one" -- but the Croatian couple's dream of getting married and having children risks being derailed by a referendum to outlaw same-sex marriage.

Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
Foreigners flock to New Zealand for gay marriage
Foreigners flock to New Zealand for gay marriage

More than 80 same-sex couples, including 24 from overseas, have said "I do" in New Zealand since a law legalising gay marriage took effect a month ago.

Foreigners flock to New Zealand for gay marriage
Hawaii takes step to legalizing gay marriage
Hawaii takes step to legalizing gay marriage

Hawaii's governor on Monday called a special legislative assembly next month to debate a bill legalizing gay marriage, in what would make it the 14th US state to do so.

Hawaii takes step to legalizing gay marriage
Australia PM Rudd clashes with pastor on gay marriage
Australia PM Rudd clashes with pastor on gay marriage

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has clashed with a Christian pastor over gay marriage, using the Bible to support his argument as he explained his change of heart on the issue.

Australia PM Rudd clashes with pastor on gay marriage
Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand
Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand

Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.

Same-sex couples tie knot in New Zealand
Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage
Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage

US pop star Katy Perry on Thursday took Tony Abbott to task over his stance on gay marriage, telling the Australian opposition leader she would not vote for him.

Katy Perry confronts Australia's Abbott on gay marriage
Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue
Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Monday it was time to end the "acrimonious" debate on gay marriage, after he vowed to introduce a bill legalising same-sex unions if returned to office.

Rudd makes gay marriage an Australian election issue
Rhode Island, Minnesota join same-sex wedding states
Rhode Island, Minnesota join same-sex wedding states

Gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island and Minnesota began tying the knot as same-sex marriage laws in the two states went into effect Thursday.

Rhode Island, Minnesota join same-sex wedding states
British lawmakers pass gay marriage bill
British lawmakers pass gay marriage bill

British lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales, paving the way for the first gay weddings in 2014.

British lawmakers pass gay marriage bill
US top court rejects same-sex marriage appeal: report
US top court rejects same-sex marriage appeal: report

The US Supreme Court has rejected an emergency bid to reinstate California's ban on same-sex marriage.

US top court rejects same-sex marriage appeal: report
California resumes gay weddings after ban lifted
California resumes gay weddings after ban lifted

A lesbian couple who spearheaded a fight to end a ban on same-sex marriage in California wed Friday, hours after the ban was lifted following a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

California resumes gay weddings after ban lifted
Gays celebrate landmark US marriage rulings
Gays celebrate landmark US marriage rulings

Gays and lesbians across the United States erupted in celebration Wednesday after the Supreme Court passed two landmark rulings on same-sex marriage in their favor.

Gays celebrate landmark US marriage rulings
Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris
Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris

At least 150,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Paris to protest a new law allowing gay marriage, a largely peaceful gathering that later turned violent as riot police battled hundreds of right-wingers.

Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris
Far-right writer kills self in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral
Far-right writer kills self in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral

A far-right writer and activist shot himself dead in front of the altar of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, leaving statements denouncing gay marriage and immigration.

Far-right writer kills self in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral
Gay marriage vote set to deliver Britain's Cameron more problems
Gay marriage vote set to deliver Britain's Cameron more problems

British Prime Minister David Cameron faces further dissent from within the ranks of his Conservative Party as a bill to legalise gay marriage returns to Parliament Monday.

Gay marriage vote set to deliver Britain's Cameron more problems
French president to sign gay marriage bill into law
French president to sign gay marriage bill into law

French President Francois Hollande will sign a gay marriage and adoption bill into law Saturday, after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition.

French president to sign gay marriage bill into law