The Australian government has proposed a date for a compulsory plebiscite on same-sex marriage, as concerns over expense and funding fuel opposition to the plan.
Ireland's approval of same-sex marriage has spurred hundreds of young people to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) over the last year, according to survey results released...
More than 400 couples have wed since a referendum succeeded in making Ireland the first nation to approve same-sex marriage through a popular vote.
The second largest Protestant church in Germany is scheduled to vote Friday on whether to permit same-sex wedding ceremonies in its churches.
A Chinese court has agreed to hear the country's first same-sex marriage case, filed by a gay man in the southern province of Hunan, media reports said.
The rival, pro-gay marriage group voiced disappointment and promised to press for a return of a law allowing marriage, the STA news agency reported.
The parties of the centre-left government coalition supports the same-sex law, saying that it eliminated discrimination against gays.