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Drive to legalise same-sex marriage across Mexico

President asks Congress to change the constitution to guarantee adults the right to marry without restrictions based on gender, sexual preference or other reasons.

President asks Congress to change the constitution to guarantee adults the right to marry without restrictions based on gender, sexual preference or other reasons.

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Which EU states are out of touch on gay marriage?

Italy is among EU countries out-of-touch with public opinion on gay rights, Euronews analysis of newly-published data reveals. It is one of three

Italy is among EU countries out-of-touch with public opinion on gay rights, Euronews analysis of newly-published data reveals. It is one of three

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Italian parliament backs same-sex civil union bill

Italy’s lower house of parliament has backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a confidence vote called by the leader to force into law a bill on

Italy’s lower house of parliament has backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a confidence vote called by the leader to force into law a bill on

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Norway to allow same-sex church weddings

After 20 years of discussion, the Lutheran Church of Norway has said "yes" to gay marriage.

After 20 years of discussion, the Lutheran Church of Norway has said "yes" to gay marriage.

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US: Georgia governor vetoes controversial 'religious freedom' bill

A US state governor is vowing to block a controversial, so-called religious freedom bill. Under it, no pastor in Georgia can be forced to perform a

A US state governor is vowing to block a controversial, so-called religious freedom bill. Under it, no pastor in Georgia can be forced to perform a

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Tens of thousands protest for gay adoption rights in Rome

Full equality was the demand of tens of thousands in Rome on Saturday, protesting that a bill to allow civil unions for gay and lesbian couples

Full equality was the demand of tens of thousands in Rome on Saturday, protesting that a bill to allow civil unions for gay and lesbian couples

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Italy's Senate votes to recognise same-sex civil unions

Italy’s Senate has voted to legally recognise civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to

Italy’s Senate has voted to legally recognise civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to

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Italy: Gay dad calls for his partner to be given adoption rights

Every child should be raised by a mum and a dad? Try telling that to Rome-based gay couple Marco Puccioni and Giampietro Preziosa, who are bringing

Every child should be raised by a mum and a dad? Try telling that to Rome-based gay couple Marco Puccioni and Giampietro Preziosa, who are bringing

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'Wake up Italy,' marches take place in favour of same-sex civil unions

Thousands have taken to the streets of Italy in favour of same-sex civil unions. Their chosen slogan was “Wake up Italy, it’s time to be civilised,”

Thousands have taken to the streets of Italy in favour of same-sex civil unions. Their chosen slogan was “Wake up Italy, it’s time to be civilised,”

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China officially ends one-child policy from January 1

China officially says goodbye to its one-child policy. The country signed a bill on Sunday allowing all married couples to have a second child from

China officially says goodbye to its one-child policy. The country signed a bill on Sunday allowing all married couples to have a second child from

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Greece votes for same-sex civil partnerships

Greek lawmakers have voted to extend civil partnership agreements to same-sex couples with 193 of the country’s 300 parliamentarians supporting the

Greek lawmakers have voted to extend civil partnership agreements to same-sex couples with 193 of the country’s 300 parliamentarians supporting the

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Kentucky county issues gay marriage licences after clerk's jailing

A county in the American state of Kentucky has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, after they had been blocked by the county clerk’s

A county in the American state of Kentucky has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, after they had been blocked by the county clerk’s

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Italy condemned for violating gay rights over marriage

The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Italy for failing to provide adequate legal protection for same-sex couples. Italy is the only

The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Italy for failing to provide adequate legal protection for same-sex couples. Italy is the only

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Gay couple hold mass beach wedding

Twenty gay couples took part in a mass wedding on a beach on Friday in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco. The governor of Guerrero state, Rogelio

Twenty gay couples took part in a mass wedding on a beach on Friday in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco. The governor of Guerrero state, Rogelio

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US: Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide

The White House went rainbow to mark an historic day for the gay rights movement in the United States. The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex

The White House went rainbow to mark an historic day for the gay rights movement in the United States. The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex

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US Supreme Court rules gay marriage a constitutional right

In a momentous day for the rights of minorities the US Supreme Court has ruled that the US Constitution upholds the rights of same-sex couples to

In a momentous day for the rights of minorities the US Supreme Court has ruled that the US Constitution upholds the rights of same-sex couples to

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Irish referendum result: 62 percent say yes to same-sex marriage

The result of Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage has become official: an overwhelming “yes”. Celebrations began in Dublin and elsewhere as it

The result of Ireland’s referendum on same-sex marriage has become official: an overwhelming “yes”. Celebrations began in Dublin and elsewhere as it

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Ireland 'says overwhelming yes' to same-sex marriage in referendum

Ireland looks to have said an overwhelming “yes” to same-sex marriage in the country’s referendum – according to both supporters and opponents of the

Ireland looks to have said an overwhelming “yes” to same-sex marriage in the country’s referendum – according to both supporters and opponents of the

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Ireland waits for results in gay marriage referendum

The votes are in and counting has started in Ireland in the country’s referendum on gay marriage. It is the first time a popular vote has been used

The votes are in and counting has started in Ireland in the country’s referendum on gay marriage. It is the first time a popular vote has been used

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Ireland expected to say "I do" to gay marriage

It would have been unthinkable just a few years ago in this most Catholic of countries, but Ireland appears to be on the brink of authorising gay

It would have been unthinkable just a few years ago in this most Catholic of countries, but Ireland appears to be on the brink of authorising gay

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Gay marriage and Europe's east-west divide

Ireland might be the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage via a popular vote. The Emerald Isle, predominately Catholic, is

Ireland might be the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage via a popular vote. The Emerald Isle, predominately Catholic, is

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French Protestant Church backs gay marriage

France’s United Protestant Church (EPUdF) has voted to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages. The move comes two years after Paris legalised gay

France’s United Protestant Church (EPUdF) has voted to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages. The move comes two years after Paris legalised gay