Kelly Costello and Fabiola Morales had a storybook wedding in the summer of 2011, with 12 bridesmaids and matching white gowns. Their fathers gave them away at a Unitarian ceremony in the District, and both extended families were on hand for dancing and champagne afterwards.
After waiting years and seeing marriage rights nearly awarded and then retracted, gay couples in Maine’s largest city didn’t have to wait a moment longer than necessary to wed, with licenses issued at the stroke of midnight as the law went into effect.
As the new year begins, our list of threats to world peace includes the usual suspects: poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, the availability of devastating weaponry and sectarian violence. To this list, Pope Benedict XVI would like to add our neighbor Bob.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples will request marriage licenses across the South - including Mobile - in January as part of the WE DO Campaign, a project of the Campaign for Southern Equality.
Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three, is fighting an Arizona judge to get a divorce from his wife of nine years, Nancy Beatie, with a decision due next month. Mr Beatie achieved global attention after giving birth to his first child, a girl named Susan Juliette, in the US state of Oregon in 2008.
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox has started the 2013 legislative session with a commitment to hold a vote on gay marriage before the end of the month. Fox, who is openly gay, dropped same-sex marriage legislation in 2011 in the face of Senate opposition.
On that Sunday in 1968 when Troy Perry borrowed a minister's robe and started a church for gays in his living room, the world was a very different place...The denomination has never been gays-only. But for a long time, straight allies were scarce.
Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year's Eve parties, as gay marriage became legal in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line on New Year's Day.
Gay-rights advocates hope a number of victories outside of the state will translate to success during the upcoming Wyoming legislative session. Rep. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, said she or another legislator will likely sponsor a bill allowing civil unions or gay marriages in the state.