Gay Marriage

  • Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns; opposition to gay marriage drew fire 04-04-2014 09:51 AM

    San Francisco: Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage. The software company came under fire for appointing Eich as CEO...
  • Elton John to get married to partner David Furnish in May 30-03-2014 06:56 PM

    London: Singer Elton John and his partner David Furnish will get married in the summer of 2014. They will marry in an English registry office in May, Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal at John's birthday party Friday at Fizz, Las Vegas, reports eonline.com. The two entered into a...
  • Outed! Some surprisingly homophobic reactions on Twitter to Supreme Court judgment on homosexuality 13-12-2013 03:21 PM

    The Supreme Court on December 11, 2013 set aside the landmark judgment of the Delhi High Court holding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) unconstitutional for criminalizing consensual sexual acts between two adults of the same gender. The news was received with a flurry of tweets, mostly expressing...
  • Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage 13-12-2013 09:15 AM

    Sydney: Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings. The federal government had challenged the validity...
  • NZ legalises same sex marriage, spectators burst into song, tears, applause: what Indians can learn 12-12-2013 10:56 AM

    A day after the Supreme Court set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377, here is something that will reinforce your faith in human goodness. It is sad that a nation that in many ways is on the cusp of being the...
  • Gay sex illegal again: The strongest reactions from Twitter 11-12-2013 12:53 PM

    The Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalised homosexuality and had struck down Section 377. While setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court order, the apex court observed that Section 377 is a valid constitutional provision. However, the court said that the appropriate changes in...
  • Berlusconi would not have faced trial 'if he was gay', says Vladimir Putin 20-09-2013 10:16 AM

    President Vladimir Putin denied on Thursday that gays face discrimination in Russia, saying that a new law that has drawn protests worldwide does not infringe on their rights. Putin on Thursday maintained that the law bans only "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors." He argued that it is "no...
  • US: Gay marriage opponents ask Supreme Court to intervene 30-06-2013 02:20 PM

    San Francisco: Less than 24 hours after California started issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, lawyers for the sponsors of the state's gay marriage ban have filed an emergency motion asking the US Supreme Court to stop the weddings being performed in San Francisco. Attorneys with the Arizona-based Alliance...
  • Gay marriages resume in California after 5-year hiatus 29-06-2013 06:17 AM

    San Francisco: Same-sex couples rushed to San Francisco's City Hall on Friday to be legally married after an appeals court officially ended California's ban on gay marriage following a landmark ruling at the Supreme Court this week. On a balcony overlooking the grand staircase at City Hall, an ornate space...
  • US Supreme Court delivers wins for gay marriage movement 27-06-2013 02:27 AM

    Washington: The US Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory for gay rights on Wednesday by forcing the federal government to recognise same-sex marriage in states where it is legal and paving the way for it in California, the most populous state. As expected, however, the court fell short of a...
  • Nigerian parliament passes anti-gay marriage bill 03-06-2013 01:35 AM

    Abuja: Nigeria's parliament has passed a bill criminalising gay marriage, making it punishable with a 14-year prison term with speculation whether President Goodluck Jonathan would sign the bill into law. The country's lower house, House of Representatives, followed the action of the Senate and endorsed the bill. In November 2011,...
  • France: Thousands protest against gay marriage law 27-05-2013 09:44 AM

    Paris: Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday, and police clashed with right-wing demonstrators. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go ahead with the long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well...
  • France legalises gay marriage, says law is constitutional 18-05-2013 12:46 PM

    Paris: France's constitutional council has rejected a challenge by conservative lawmakers to the country's new gay marriage law, saying the law was constitutional. That means France could see its first gay marriages by the end of May. France's Parliament passed the law legalizing gay marriage in April after a wrenching...
  • US: Gay-marriage backers end losing streak 08-11-2012 05:04 AM

    New York: For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They'd won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters " a historic tipping point likely to influence other states...
  • US: Maine, Maryland vote to legalise gay marriage 07-11-2012 12:09 PM

    Voters a continent apart made history on Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state and Colorado legalised recreational use of marijuana. The outcomes in Maine and Maryland broke a 32-state streak, dating back...
  • US: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures 07-11-2012 09:28 AM

    New York: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998,...
  • US elections: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures 07-11-2012 12:48 AM

    Washington: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, same-sex...
  • Two grandmothers in first legal gay marriage 24-07-2011 08:11 PM

    (Reuters) - Two women, both grandmothers, became New York state's first legally wed same-sex couple early on Sunday, with traditional honeymoon capital Niagara Falls as the backdrop for the historic event. Kitty Lambert, 54, and Cheryle Rudd, 53, from Buffalo, New York, were married just after midnight Saturday at Niagara...
  • Brad Pitt voices his support for gay marriage 08-07-2011 09:28 AM

    London: Actor Brad Pitt supports the New York state's decision to legalise same-sex marriage, and says every American should have the right to marry whoever they want. Pitt raises six children - Maddox, nine; Pax, seven; Zahara, six; Shiloh, five; and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - with partner Angelina...
  • Gay marriages to start in New York on July 25 28-06-2011 08:01 AM

    New York: Gay couples will be able to marry in New York state from July 25, and New York City hopes to woo them with an 'NYC I DO' campaign as officials prepare for an expected deluge of weddings. An estimated 66,000 gay couples will marry in New York state...
  • NY governor signs law approving gay marriage 25-06-2011 07:26 PM

    Albany: After days of contentious negotiations and last-minute reversals by two Republican senators, New York became the sixth and largest state in US to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill in Albany two years ago. Pending any...
  • Gay couple wait for 60 years to get married 21-06-2011 10:34 AM

    A special report on a gay couple, Richard Dorr and John Mace, who have been together for over 6 decades and are waiting for New York to legalise gay marriages. ...
  • Miss USA runner-up in controversy over anti-gay reply 24-04-2009 01:34 PM

    Carrie stands by her anti-gay-marriage comments, even at the cost of crown. ...
  • No wedding gifts please, only donations: Cali gays 15-07-2008 09:46 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai A captain Suryakumar Yadav rued the absence of seam bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu Jr. as England XI recovered from a poor start to reach a strong 338 for 6 on the first day of a warm-up game, here Saturday. "We had planned to field four fast bowlers but...
  • California Supreme Court legalises gay marriage 16-05-2008 11:24 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is eager on captivating investments from the Indian market for its planned Twenty20 league but it will not be an exact model of the IPL, said its chief Zaka Ashraf. This is a wrong impression. We are working on delivering an innovative and exciting PPL...