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# Gay Marriage

Last year
2022
# Congress
US politician attends son’s same-sex wedding days after voting no to gay marriage
In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized it in all fifty states
All time
# devout christian
Folau claims Australian bushfires are 'God's judgement' for gay marraige
The sacked Australia star has sparked outrage with his latest comments.
# LGBT Rights
Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
A look at LGBT rights across the world.
# Changing Minds
Bermuda becomes first in the world to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage
Theresa May has said she is “seriously disappointed” in the decision from the British overseas territory.
# Australia
Gay couples marry in midnight ceremonies across Australia
Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament.
# Wedding Bells
'This idea is only new because we're both men' - Friends who are marrying for tax reasons
The two are due to be married this Friday, if they can arrange a celebrant.
# Australia
First gay weddings take place in Australia
The historic reforms were given royal assent on 8 December.
# Marriage equality
'What a day for love, for equality': Australia passes same-sex marriage bill in landslide vote
Only a handful of politicians voted against the law change.
# landmark case
US Supreme Court to hear arguments in gay marriage cake dispute
A Colorado bakery owner refused to make a cake for a couple’s wedding.
# rainbow weddings
'The last person I came out to was mam. She was 80. She walked me down the aisle at my wedding'
Daragh Doyle tells TheJournal.ie how he became a same-sex wedding planner after the marriage equality referendum.
# Explainer
Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum
There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.
# Workplace Relations
Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'
“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”
# Gay Marriage
Malta votes to legalise same-sex marriage
Malta, the EU’s smallest nation, becomes the bloc’s 15th member to legalise same-sex unions.
# love is love
Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.
# heavy prison term
Nigeria charges 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding
The men stand charged with “belonging to an unlawful society”.
# none for me thanks
Trump won't take a salary as US President, is "fine" with gay marriage
He told protesters to not be afraid of his presidency.
# Belfast
Gay cake row: Bakery loses appeal, is found to have 'directly discriminated' against activist
The long-running dispute has made it to Belfast’s Court of Appeal.
# France
Tens of thousands protest against gay marriage on streets of Paris
The march was briefly interrupted by six topless feminist protesters who were surrounded by demonstrators before police intervened.
# Alabama
Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order
The judge vehemently denied the charges against him
# Bad taste
Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.
# synod
Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion
Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.
# No
Someone's launched a (very) last minute challenge against same-sex marriage
Gerry Walshe, an electrician from Clare, wants a judicial review.
# Kentucky
Joyous scenes - and insults - as gay couples get marriage licences
One man harassed a couple, saying: “More sodomites getting married?” He was asked to leave the building.
# Kentucky
Clerk jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licences
“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Kim Davis told the judge.
# talking to joe
Joe Duffy's taking Liveline to TV - and here's how he'll be doing it...
We talked to Joe. He had quite a bit to say.
# big discussion
Australia might get to vote on same-sex marriage - on one condition
It all depends on the next parliament.
# voted down under
Hopes that Ireland's marriage equality vote would spread worldwide have suffered a setback
Ireland’s referendum has been a feature of the Australian debate.
# Spot the Difference
Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign
A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.
# We Do
Gay weddings are the best, here's why
I now pronounce you…
# love wins
14 of the best reactions to the US marriage equality decision
Same-sex marriage is now legal across the whole of the US.
# going to the chapel
Everyone is sharing this special engagement notice from today’s Irish Times
Let the gay weddings begin…
# going to the chapel
Everyone is sharing this special engagement notice from today's Irish Times
Let the gay weddings begin!
# Ulster Says Yes
Pictures: Thousands pack streets to call for gay marriage in 'last bastion of discrimination'
Northern Ireland is now the only jurisdiction in the UK and Ireland not to allow same-sex marriage.
# drop in the ocean
A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific
Guam has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.
# just saying
Is this the single stupidest letter ever written to a newspaper?
*facepalm forever*
# bizarre rant
"These are people who can’t grow potatoes" - Ireland dragged into Australia's gay marriage debate
The shamrock has also been decried as a “mutant lawn weed”.
# Marriage equality
Ireland's Yes vote has inspired Australia's opposition leader to tweet this
Bill Shorten wants things to move quickly on marriage equality.
# Reality check
90% of young Yes voters went to Catholic Schools - Diarmuid Martin
“The Church needs to ask itself when this cultural revolution began,” the Archbishop told Vatican Insider.
# marref
'Ireland is sending a real signal to other countries that change is possible'
Ireland has hit the headlines around the world after voting in favour of same-sex marriage.
# ray of light
"Everything changes with this": Tears, relief (and sunscreen) at a jubilant Dublin Castle
“I think it’s a great thing – particularly for children growing up gay and for the children of gay couples. They already exist.”