Dec 21, 2012 21:55 EST
The Rolling Stones' guitarist Ronnie Wood has married his girlfriend of eight months, a theatre producer 31 years his junior, newspapers said Saturday.
Dec 19, 2012 08:56 EST
An Australian politician and his boyfriend are getting married in Spain Wednesday after flying halfway round the world to take advantage of the country's gay marriage laws, they told AFP.
Dec 18, 2012 19:00 EST
Ian Hunter, a South Australian MP, has married his longtime partner in Spain. Ian Hunter, a South Australian MP, has married his longtime partner in Spain, where Socialists legalized such unions in 2005. Hunter, the state social inclusion minister, and artist Leith Semmens married on Wednesday. Hunter said he was disappointed that his marriage would not be recognized at home but remained optimistic that someday it would. ?Without a doubt it's inevitable in Australia, but you're looking at six or seven years, and me and my partner weren't willing to wait that long,? Hunter is quoted as saying by the AP. The couple's wedding was officiated by Jose Antonio Rodriguez, the mayor of the southern town of Jun. The men sealed their vows with the local tradition of a 17-second kiss. The move comes just months after Australian lawmakers in the House of Representatives rejected legislation which would have legalized marriage equality in the island nation. Hunter said he married for love not to mak
Dec 18, 2012 17:49 EST
Danish couples keen on a church wedding but without all the religious trappings will soon be able to tie the knot in a converted church, dressed however they wish and saying 'yes' to the music of their choice.
Dec 17, 2012 19:00 EST
British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith says she prefers the weddings of gay couples to those of heterosexuals. British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith says she prefers the weddings of gay couples to those of heterosexuals. The 27-year-old Faith's 2009 debut album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? spawned five singles: Stone Cold Sober, New York, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, Upside Down and Smoke & Mirrors. Her second album, Fall to Grace, was released in May. Speaking with UK's GaydarRadio, Faith endorsed Britain's plan to legalize marriage equality and discussed her love for gay bears. ?It's just like ridiculous that people can't make their own decisions for their own lives just full stop,? she told host Phil Marriott. ?Regardless of anything else, I just think we're all entitled, as long as it's two consenting adults, to do what we want.? ?I mean, as a heterosexual female I hate the idea of getting married. But I've been to a few gay weddings and I think
Dec 17, 2012 19:00 EST
U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps proposed marriage to his partner Ben Schock over the weekend inside the White House. U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps proposed marriage to his partner Ben Schock over the weekend inside the White House. The proposal is believed to be the first to take place inside the White House between two men, Gawker reported. ?Such a special night surrounded by wonderful people in an amazing place, and the best is still yet to come,? Phelps wrote on Facebook. ?Thanks for all the wonderful greetings and messages, and thanks to Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for lending us your home for the occasion!? A photo of Phelps on bended knee proposing to Schock in front of a Christmas tree went viral on social media. In a follow up post, Phelps said the pair were ?blown away? by the support. ?Ben and I are blown away by the amazing love and support we have received,? he wrote. ?Thank you all so much for sharing in our joy and our lives.? In June, Dr. Scout, a
Dec 16, 2012 08:07 EST
Sania was just a schoolgirl when she logged onto an Internet chat room and met a young college student called Mohammad. They fell in love and decided to get married.
Dec 15, 2012 22:17 EST
Rebel Church of England clergy will bless gay marriages carried out in other churches if Anglicans are exempted from a new law on same-sex marriage, some 150 vicars and campaigners said in a letter published on Sunday.
Dec 15, 2012 19:00 EST
Gustavo Archilla, who married his partner in Canada after nearly 6 decades in 2003, died on November 27 on Marco Island, Florida. Gustavo Archilla, who married his partner in Canada after nearly 6 decades in 2003, died on November 27 on Marco Island, Florida. He was 96. According to The New York Times, Archilla died from complications arising form an aneurysm of the aorta. Archilla met his future husband, Elmer Lokkins, in 1945 while strolling across Columbus Circle in New York City. After 58 years together and well into their 80s, they eloped to Canada in 2003. Suddenly, their relationship moved from the closet to the Gay Pride Parade, inspiring a generation of young people. ?Canada made it possible for us,? Archilla told a crowd in 2007 gathered at New York City's annual Wedding March. ?I hope everywhere else it will soon be possible. Maybe while we are still alive, though there is not much time left.? ?What we did was finally cap it all up ? make it seem complete,? he told the Times
Dec 15, 2012 19:00 EST
Several Scottish Churches oppose the Scottish Government's plans to legalize church wedding for gay couples. The Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland oppose the Scottish Government's plans to legalize church wedding for gay and lesbian couples. Last week, the government unveiled its draft gay marriage bill, titled Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. After the close of the public consultation in March, the government will deliver a final version to the Scottish parliament, where a vote is expected sometime near the end of 2013. The plan endorses allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in a church and other religious premises. Religious organizations would need to ?opt in? to perform such marriages. In response, the Church of Scotland reiterated its opposition to marriage equality. ?Unless our General Assembly decides otherwise, we cannot support the Government's proposals on celebrating civil partnerships or same sex marriage,? said the Reverend Ala
Dec 12, 2012 09:05 EST
Thousands of couples in Asia flocked Wednesday to tie the knot on 12/12/12, seeking good fortune for marriages begun on the century's last repeating date.
Dec 12, 2012 07:29 EST
Thousands of couples in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia flocked Wednesday to tie the knot on 12/12/12, seeking good fortune for marriages begun on the century's last repeating date.
Dec 12, 2012 06:30 EST
Thousands of couples in Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore flocked Wednesday to tie the knot on 12/12/12, seeking good fortune for marriages begun on the century's last repeating date.
Dec 11, 2012 08:07 EST
Couples may be rushing down the aisle on 12/12/12 this Wednesday in hope of an auspicious union, but one Indian bride and groom can claim an even rarer set of special dates.
Dec 10, 2012 21:02 EST
Couples from Hong Kong and Singapore are flocking to tie the knot on 12/12/12, sparking a wedding boom on the century's last sequential dates seen as auspicious by some to guarantee a happy marriage.
Dec 10, 2012 19:00 EST
Singer Adam Lambert believes everyone should have the right to marry, but he's not ready to tie the knot. Singer Adam Lambert believes everyone should have the right to marry, but he's not ready to tie the knot. When Wendy Williams asked Lambert during an appearance on her talk show, ?Are you going to get married? Do you want kids?? Lambert, who is currently dating Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen, said he's not ready to marry. ?You know, the way I look at it is that everybody should have the right to get married if they so choose,? Lambert answered. ?Right now, personally, I'm not really thinking about marriage.? ?Well, you're 30,? Williams stated. ?It's time.? ?When I grew up, I didn't ever think that marriage was even something that was going to be part of my reality. So, now that that's something that's kind of new and it's something that's becoming accepted, it's a totally different world,? Lambert said. Lambert added that he wouldn't marry ?just to prove a point.? ?It's an exp
Dec 10, 2012 04:48 EST
Hundreds of same-sex couples flocked to get married in the northwest state of Washington, the first day possible after the state approved gay marriage in a referendum in November.
Dec 10, 2012 00:09 EST
The number of Hong Kong couples planning to marry on 12/12/12 -- seen as a fairly fortunate date by feng shui masters -- has shrunk compared to the more auspicious 11/11/11 last year, reports said Monday.
Dec 09, 2012 19:00 EST
Republican political strategist Mary Matalin has softened her stance on gay marriage. Republican political strategist Mary Matalin appears to have softened her opposition to gay marriage. Appearing Sunday on ABC's This Week, Matalin, who has previously defended so-called traditional marriage, argued that growing support for marriage equality is a matter of ?common sense.? ?Forty eight percent now support gay marriage in the country,? host George Stephanopoulos commented. ?Well, because Americans have common sense. There are important constitutional, biological, theological, ontological questions relative to homosexual marriage. People who live in the real world say the greater threat to the civil order is heterosexuals who don't get married and are making babies. That's an epidemic in crisis proportions. That is irrefutably more problematic for our culture than homosexuals getting married. I find this important dancing on the head of a pin argument, but in real life, looking down 30 ye
Dec 08, 2012 23:58 EST
Thrown into jail for 14 years under Malawi's anti-gay laws, Tiwonge Chimbalanga has no regrets about the marriage ceremony that became a symbol of Africa's intolerance toward homosexuality.