Iceland passes freedom to marry law in unanimous vote

Iceland, the only country in the world to have an openly gay head of state, passed a law on Friday honoring the freedom to marry in a vote which met with no political resistance.

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DOMA’s deserted isle

As President Obama further extends federal-employee benefits to same-sex partners, one of the world's most isolated spots grabs a moment of notoriety.

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Wayne Besen: The tipping point on LGBT equality has arrived

Wayne Besen writes about several factors that show an increased acceptance of LGBT people and LGBT relationships in the U.S.

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One very gay time

Deb Price writes about the changes in her personal relationship and America in general since the beginning of her ground-breaking nationally syndicated column in a mainstream newspaper about life from a gay perspective.

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Lesbian couple weds in Portugal’s first marriage of a same-sex couple

A lesbian couple wed Monday in Portugal's first ceremony for a same-sex couple since the predominantly Catholic country introduced a law honoring the freedom to marry last month.

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Gay couple get a boost in winning bid to reunite

Married couple Tim Coco and Genesio Oliveira were reunited on Wednesday after federal immigration officials granted Oliveira permission to stay in the U.S. for one year on humanitarian grounds.

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Voice for Equality: Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo responded to a pre-FIFA World Cup interview question about his native country's new freedom to marry law by saying, "...we must respect the choices made by anyone, because, after all, all citizens should have the exact same rights and responsibilities."

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White House applauds Malawi pardon for gay couple

The White House on Saturday released a statement applauding a Malawi pardon of two men sentenced to 14 years in prison after being arrested for holding a symbolic engagement ceremony.

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Gutierrez wants same-sex partner rights in immigration reform bill

Hopes that foreign-born partners of gay and lesbian Americans could follow the same path to citizenship as heterosexual spouses got a boost Thursday when U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago said he would fight to include such a proposal in the campaign for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Malawi gay conviction is alarming precedent: UN

The UN human rights chief on Friday slammed the "blatantly discriminatory" jailing of a gay couple in Malawi, saying that it sets an alarming precedent for the treatment of homosexuals in the region.

"I am shocked and dismayed by the sentence and reports of the treatment of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga while in detention," said Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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