same-sex marriage

A graffiti artist finishes a Yes campaign piece in central Dublin on May 20, 2015. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said that Ireland must seize its opportunity to become the first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote when it holds a refe

LGBT activists are excited for Ireland’s refendum, but still wary of popular votes

Global Politics

No other country in the world has had a popular vote to allow same-sex couples to marry — and that’s just fine with some LGBT activists. They say minority rights aren’t a question for popular votes, and they’re afraid of rejection, even in Ireland.

Posters supporting a No vote on Ireland's same-sex marriage referendum are displayed in the Temple Bar area of Dublin on May 19, 2015.

Same-sex marriage divides Irish opinions, but looks set for approval

Global Politics
Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court before a hearing about gay marriage on April 28, 2015.

Meet the county clerk who launched the same-sex marriage revolution

A gay couple kisses as they display their rings during a mass wedding in Mexico City on March 21, 2014. The ceremony commemorated the fourth anniversary of Mexico's legalization of same-sex marriage.

Mexico’s marriage equality revolution is a quiet one so far

Same-sex marriage supporters wave a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide on gay marriage, remembering the case that set the precedent