Same-sex marriage

Arm holds up an American flag and a pride flag outside the US Supreme Court

How gay marriage won in the US


A quarter-century ago, America was far from married to the idea of same-sex marriage.

A close-up photo of two mothers holding their two sons.

How a US policy is tearing apart this same-sex couple and their children

A father rests on the sofa with this three sons in China.

After decades of repression, same-sex couples in China assert their place in society

A Cuba flag and a Pride rainbow flag in a cup with nearby sign "Never Give Up."

Same-sex marriage: Is Cuba using it to ‘pinkwash’ other oppressive policies?

Latin America

Court: Latin American countries should legalize same-sex marriage

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A supporter of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality wears a shirt as he celebrates

Australians celebrates same-sex marriage legalization

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Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples, waved rainbow flags and embraced on the floor of the chamber, after the overwhelming vote in favour of the bill.

Same-sex couple Karl Kreil and Bodo Mende get married at a civil registry office, becoming Germany's first married gay couple

Germany celebrates its first same-sex marriages


Two German men made history Sunday by becoming the first same-sex couple to marry in Germany after decades of struggle.

A gay rights activist holds a placard during a rally supporting same-sex marriage, in Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2015.

Think young Australians will ignore a nonbinding mail-in vote on marriage equality? Think again.


Instead of a binding referendum or a vote in Parliament, Australia is holding a nonbinding, voluntary, postal plebiscite to determine whether Australians support same-sex marriage legalization. For many young Australians, who support marriage equality by large margins, a vote that seems designed to limit their participation is having the opposite effect.


Merkel drops opposition, clearing way for same-sex marriage in Germany

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Her shift comes as polls show that large majorities of German voters, and all other mainstream parties, are in favor of allowing same-sex marriage.

You Ya-ting, left, and Huang Mei-yu cast their stamps during their symbolic same-sex Buddhist wedding ceremony at a temple in Taoyuan county, northern Taiwan, on Aug. 11, 2012.

Many in Taiwan aim to make it the first Asian country with same-sex marriage

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There’s some opposition, including from a Massachusetts anti-gay organization. But supporters in Taiwan say they have the endorsement of a bipartisan group of almost half of parliament. And marriage equality has the backing of President Tsai Ing-wen, who campaigned on the issue.