Same sex couples

FILE - In this Friday, July 22, 2016, file photo, Clay Hamilton, left, and Adrian Coman, a US-Romanian gay couple who were married in Belgium and seek legal recognition of their status in Romania smile during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania. The gay Romanian-American couple should enjoy the same rights as any married couple in the bloc, a top European Union legal adviser said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
January 11, 2018 - 10:36 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A gay Romanian-American couple is entitled to the same residency rights as other married couples in the European Union, a top EU legal adviser said in an opinion published Thursday. European Court of Justice Advocate General Melchior Wathelet said the key legal issue in...
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In this photo provided by Rodney Croome, Lainey Carmichael, left, Roz Kitschke, right, and celebrant Jason Betts pose as they show Lainey and Roz's marriage certificate at their home in Franklin, south of Hobart, Australia Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. (Rodney Croome via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 8:53 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired. Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give...
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Members of parliament, from left, Cathy McGowan, Adam Brandt and Andrew Wilkie celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Gay marriage was endorsed by 62 percent of Australian voters who responded to a government-commissioned postal ballot by last month. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 8:57 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister rushed gay marriage into law on Friday by gaining a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament and as the nation started planning weddings that can take place in a month. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull...
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In this combination of images made video from Australia's Parliament TV, Australian lawmaker Tim Wilson, right, proposes to his gay partner Ryan Patrick Bolger, who was sitting in the public gallery, at Parliament in Canberra, Australia, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Wilson was giving a speech on same-sex marriage and proposed to Bolger during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country. (Parliament TV via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 5:03 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage proposed to his gay partner Monday during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalize marriage equality across the country. Tim Wilson, a 37-year-old lawmaker in the conservative coalition...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Elwood Caudill says he plans to run for county clerk against Davis, who caused an uproar in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriage. Caudill ran against Davis in 2014 in the Democratic primary, but lost by 23 votes. In 2018, Caudill will run as a Democrat while Davis has switched parties to become a Republican. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:36 pm
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering back at him from a newscast about a defiant county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay...
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November 07, 2017 - 2:58 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018. An attorney for Kim Davis confirmed she will seek a second term. It's the first chance Rowan County voters will get to have a say in the...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don't get to choose their customers. They say that...
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Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende kiss after their marriage in Berlin, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The couple has become the first in Germany to celebrate a same-sex wedding, after a new law called “marriage for all” came into force Sunday. Karl Kreile, 59, and Bodo Mende, 60, were married Sunday morning at the town hall in Schoeneberg, a Berlin district. The law change followed a free vote in Parliament in June, making Germany the 23rd country worldwide to allow same-sex marriages. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
October 01, 2017 - 7:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples. Town halls in Berlin, Hamburg and elsewhere opened their doors to mark the event, made possible by a surprise...
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In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo Karl Kreile, left, and Bodo Mende are looking into each others eyes in Berlin, Germany. Almost forty years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages comes into effect Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
September 30, 2017 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Almost 40 years after their first kiss, Karl and Bodo are getting hitched. The two civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect Sunday. Until now, gay and lesbian couples in...
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July 12, 2017 - 7:40 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The predominantly Roman Catholic island nation of Malta is set to legalize gay marriage, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional "you are now husband and wife" declaration in civil ceremonies with "you are now spouses." The Catholic Church had opposed the...
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