France has become the 14th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage , pushing through François Hollande's flagship social reform after months of street protests, political slanging matches and a rise in homophobic attacks.
Seventy-seven of 121 members voted in favour of amending the 1955 Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to wed, making New Zealand the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.
Proposed changes to marriage would open the way for Star Wars Jedi to perform ceremonies, a church has said.
That is it. Gay people can marry, the logical conclusion to half a century of campaigning for homosexual civil rights. The dinosaurs have been faced down. David Cameron and his Tory metrosexuals, bloodied but unbowed, have triumphed over the nasties. The 21st century has arrived. Marriage is a union of two grown-up people who claim to love each other. Matter closed....
David Cameron’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage have enraged Conservative grassroots supporters, with many members already quitting the party over the controversial policy.
The ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory. Gay and straight couples must be free to choose the same legal bonds
The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24m Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.
Facebook will now include special icons for same-sex couples who indicate that they're married on Facebook. Just a few weeks ago, developers realized that Apple introduced same-sex couple emojis in iOS 6. The times they are a-changing.
Dr Rowan Williams acknowledged that the Church was still “scratching its head” about where it stands on issues like same-sex marriage despite its vocal public opposition to the Government’s plan to legalise it.
horrifying picture taken recently
of a wedding in Gaza 450 couples were married by some fuck, probably a reprisal for some shit
a source says it is sponsored by hamas. in the words of
xibit: yo dawg i heard you like oppressing girls so we put some girls in your girl so you can girl .
The church has a dreadful record on marriage. Rome placed chastity and celibacy as the highest state of man (and woman), while marriage was for the fallen. As Milton said, the church regarded matrimony as a state of disgrace, "a work of the flesh, almost a defilement". Only when medieval bishops saw where the money was did they declare marriage "so sacramental that no adultery or desertion could dissolve it".
It's like a Proposal from Glee! (eek)
Obama supporting gay marriage isn't a fail, its that Joe Biden apparently leaked it before Obama could announce it that is fail.
The Dargers, who are fundamentalist Mormons from Salt Lake City, Utah, live together in a large family home and have 24 children between them.
She is still fighting to finalise her divorce as her husband fights her all the way - saying she acts improperly by wearing trousers and accusing her of 'promiscuous' activity.
Rick Santorum compared homosexuality to bigamy, polygamy, incest, adultery and bestiality in an Associated Press interview.
Barely half of American adults are married, a record low for the country, a new analysis of Census data finds. Following that same trend, the median age at first marriage is older than ever for both men and women, with the median age of marriage for women at 26.5 and the median age for men at 28.7. Nonetheless, the majority of Americans will still experience marriage at some point in their lives. Although only 51 percent of American adults are currently married, 72 percent have been married at least once.
California's same-sex marriage ban faces its next legal test Tuesday when the state's highest court attempts to shed light on whether the voter-approved measure's backers have legal authority to appeal the federal ruling that overturned Proposition 8. The California Supreme Court is scheduled to hear an hour of arguments on that question, which could prove crucial to the future of the voter-approved ban. The federal appeals court that is considering the initiative's constitutionality wants the state court to weigh in on the matter before it issues its decision.
Audio sucks but wait it out till the end.