Mar 22, 2013 02:47 EDT
It's hard enough for same-sex couples to marry in the United States, but divorce is a headache as well, and one that supporters of gay marriage hope the US Supreme Court can resolve.
Mar 21, 2013 06:05 EDT
A leading Taiwanese gay rights activist was turned away by a government agency Thursday as he and his partner tried to register as married, following a failed attempt by another same-sex couple.
Mar 15, 2013 12:14 EDT
A Catholic priest was on Friday found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, after a trial in which he sought to use his secret marriage as part of his defence.
Mar 08, 2013 05:47 EST
Former US president Bill Clinton on Friday urged the Supreme Court to overturn a bill he signed in 1996 defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, calling it "discriminatory."
Mar 06, 2013 07:37 EST
Chinese couples are flocking to divorce to avoid a new property sales tax imposed by the government, after it left open a loophole for those who end their marriages.
Mar 04, 2013 12:25 EST
Erwin de Leon married a US citizen nearly three years ago, but the Filipino is still in immigration limbo for one simple reason -- his spouse is a man.
Feb 28, 2013 18:36 EST
Actor-director Clint Eastwood on Thursday joined more than a hundred self-described moderate and conservative Republicans in urging the US Supreme Court to scrap California's gay marriage ban.
Feb 11, 2013 02:26 EST
Australian gambling mogul James Packer has paid tribute to his "terrifying" late father Kerry and Hollywood star Tom Cruise in a rare and tearful interview on his private life.
Feb 01, 2013 15:10 EST
Gun owners in the United States tend to be male, white, married and living in the south, according to a study published Friday by Gallup.
Jan 31, 2013 13:40 EST
Married people are less prone to heart attacks than singletons and more likely to recover if stricken, according to a Finnish study published Thursday.
Jan 30, 2013 16:43 EST
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti of Scotland and US actress Ashley Judd have announced they are divorcing after 11 years of marriage.
Jan 30, 2013 04:34 EST
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say: the more housework married men do, the less sex they have, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Jan 28, 2013 13:59 EST
Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim authority on Monday issued a fatwa against moves to legalise civil marriages inside the country, where couples of different faiths have to travel abroad to tie the knot.
Jan 24, 2013 07:41 EST
When Kholoud Sukkarieh and Nidal Darwish married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions, they had no idea their initiative would attract so much support from fellow citizens -- and even the president.
Jan 23, 2013 03:17 EST
A Taiwanese gay couple said Wednesday they had decided to drop a bid to register their marriage, citing death threats as one of the reasons.
Jan 20, 2013 10:25 EST
President Michel Sleiman on Sunday expressed support for a law allowing civil marriages, currently illegal in Lebanon, saying it will help build unity in the multi-faith Middle Eastern country.
Jan 15, 2013 06:57 EST
A Taiwanese gay couple said Tuesday they have received death threats after going public with a controversial appeal against the government for refusing to register their marriage.
Dec 30, 2012 23:02 EST
Australian swimming great Grant Hackett is suing his lawyers over a costly pre-nuptial agreement after his marriage ended with a drunken rampage, reports said.
Dec 30, 2012 19:00 EST
A Washington state judge has refused to marry gay and lesbian couples. A Washington state judge has refused to marry gay and lesbian couples. Couples began marrying on December 9 following the November 6 passage of Referendum 74, which upheld a gay marriage law approved by lawmakers. (County clerks began issuing marriage licenses on December 6. However, the state imposes a 3-day waiting period.) According to Seattle Gay News (SGN), Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor has notified court personnel that he will not officiate over the weddings of gay couples. SGN reported that Tabor said that he would ?not be comfortable? marrying gay couples during a December 5 meeting of judges and administrative staff. A spokesperson for Presiding Judge H. Christopher Wickham told SGN that ?this is just an availability issue, nothing more than that.? ?Judges take weddings as available,? Superior Court administrator Marti Maxwell said. ?Some only do evenings, some only do weekends, some will
Dec 30, 2012 19:00 EST
Baltimore mayoral aide Jim Scales and his partner will be the first couple to marry as Maryland's gay marriage law takes effect. Baltimore mayoral aide Jim Scales and his partner Bill Taskers will be the first couple to marry in Baltimore as Maryland's gay marriage law takes effect on January 1. While Baltimore's courthouse will remain closed for New Year's Day, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is opening City Hall at 12:30AM to host the weddings of seven couples. Maryland 's law is the third and last to take effect after winning voter approval in November. Couples began marrying in Washington state on December 9 and in Maine on Saturday. Clerks began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples after Governor Martin O'Malley certified election results nearly three weeks ago, but none become effective until the new year. ?New Years Day will have a new meaning for the hundreds ? if not thousands ? of couples who will finally have the right to marry the person they love,? Mayor Raw