Postedon Dec 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, the British government announced the date that same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed a freedom to marry bill, which applies to both countries.
Postedon Dec 03, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Today, the High Court in Australia announced that it will reserve judgment on a freedom to marry law, meaning that couples will be able to legally marry this Saturday, when the legislation officially takes effect.
Postedon Aug 19, 2013 at 09:30 am
One of the same-sex couples couples who married today in New Zealand was Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who said "I Do" on an airplane in a beautiful ceremony sponsored by Air New Zealand.
Postedon Jul 17, 2013 at 09:00 am
Today, the Queen of England granted royal assent to a bill that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. Her royal assent is the final approval necessary to pass the bill.
Postedon Jul 12, 2013 at 01:00 pm
On Thursday, July 11, Judge Carmen Lucía Rodríguez Díaz, a civil judge in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, issued a 5-page ruling where she declared that a gay couple can legally marry in the South American country.
Postedon Jun 04, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, the movement to win marriage abroad took another step closer when the United Kingdom's House of Lords overwhelmingly - by a vote of 390-148 - voted in favor of the marriage bill in its second reading. They also rejected a proposed 'fatal motion,' which would have effectively removed the bill from consideration.
Postedon May 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Today, the National Council of Justice in Brazil - the panel responsible for overseeing the Brazilian judicial system - ruled that government offices that issue marriage licenses have no standing to reject same-sex couples from marriage.
Postedon Apr 23, 2013 at 10:20 am
Today, the French National Assembly finalized the passage of the freedom to marry! By a final vote of 331-225, the French General Assembly passed legislation to extend the freedom to marry and the ability to adopt to same-sex couples.
Postedon Apr 19, 2013 at 02:00 pm
This week, marriage moved forward in Brazil when the Corregedor Geral de Justiça of Rio de Janeiro authorized marriages between same-sex couples. Rio de Janeiro is now the tenth state to pass the freedom to marry in Brazil.
Postedon Apr 17, 2013 at 11:00 am
Today, the Parliament in New Zealand read and voted to approve, in the final of three readings, a bill that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. The bill was sponsored by Labour MP Louisa Wall and passed its second, most critical reading on March 13, with nearly all party leaders standing in stark support.