Parenting by gays more common in the south, census shows

According to census data, child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country.

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Marriage Equality – A Priority For Immigrants?

Marriage equality may not be the top priority for many New Yorkers, but even queer immigrant activists agree that its passage would expand civil rights in the state and codify the fundamental dignity of LGBT individuals and their families.

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Mexican same-sex couples gain more rights

Based on an earlier Supreme Court ruling saying all Mexican states must recognize a marriage performed in Mexico City, a lower court ruled last week that same-sex couples may register as a couple with the national social security system.

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Marriage equality law boosts Mexico City’s gay & lesbian tourism

Gay & lesbian tourism in Mexico's capital has soared since lawmakers legalized the freedom to marry in March.

According to the government's Officinia de Turismo Lesbico-Gay Bisexual y Transexual (LGBT), the city netted nearly half a million dollars (6 million pesos) in the second half of 2010.

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Weddings for same-sex couples boom under Argentina’s new liberal laws

As same-sex couples celebrate marriage rights unique in Latin America, wedding planners are helping them to spend thousands on their big day.

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A rude shock at Christmas

A NJ civil union provided no protection for Peruvian man abruptly deported.

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N.Y. Marriage: Hey, you never know

There is work to be done in 2011, but marriage equality advocates are betting on improved odds with a Republican senate majority in New York State.

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Brazil extends pension benefits to surviving partners in same-sex couples

The Brazilian government announced Friday that committed same-sex couples will now be eligible for the social security pension benefits currently offered to heterosexual married couples.

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Poll results show broad support for gay rights among Texas voters

An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.

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NOM’s Gallagher mocks pro-marriage equality Catholics

Gallagher: "Don’t pat yourselves [Catholics who support the freedom to marry] on the back for how brave you are," she said. "It takes courage to go into the public square and defend the church’s teachings on marriage."

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