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Mass. marriage amendment overcomes opposition, passes
BOSTON (BP)--In an action that surprised even some conservatives, Massachusetts legislators Jan. 2 passed a proposed constitutional marriage amendment just hours before it would have died as the session ended. Read More
Massachusetts legislators have 'duty' to vote on marriage amendment, court rules
‘Those [Massachusetts legislators] who now seek to avoid their lawful obligations ... ultimately will have to answer to the people who elected them.’ Massachusetts court ruling
BOSTON (BP)--The highest court in Massachusetts delivered a stinging rebuke to legislators Dec. 27, declaring that members have a "constitutional duty" to vote on a proposed marriage amendment.
The seven justices on the Supreme Judicial Court said in the unanimous decision they had no "statutory authority" to force the legislature to vote. But they used most of the decision to spell out legislators' duties, and amendment supporters hope the decision will persuade enough legislators not to kill the amendment when a constitutional convention is convened Jan. 2, the final day of the session. Read More
Governor's signature makes N.J. 3rd state with civil unions
TRENTON, N.J. (BP)--New Jersey became the third state to legalize civil unions when Gov. Jon Corzine signed Dec. 21 into law a bill that grants homosexual couples all the legal benefits of marriage under state law.
Canadian Parliament votes to allow 'gay marriage' law to stand
OTTAWA, Ontario (BP)--Canada's Parliament affirmed the nation's "gay marriage" law Dec. 7, easily voting down a motion by the Conservative government that would have reopened debate on the issue and likely ended up reversing the law. Read More
Maryland high court hears 'gay marriage' case
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BP)--Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union asked the highest court in Maryland Dec. 4 to strike down the state's marriage laws and make it the second state in the nation to legalize "gay marriage." Read More
South Africa becomes 5th nation to legalize 'gay marriage,' joining Canada, others
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BP)--South Africa became the fifth country to legalize "gay marriage" Nov. 30 when Acting President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka signed a landmark bill into law. Read More
Israeli high court orders 'gay marriage' recognition
JERUSALEM (BP)--The land where Jesus once walked soon will recognize "gay marriage."
'Gay penguins' book stirs controversy, ignores full story
CHICAGO (BP)--A children's book based on a true story about two "gay penguins" is causing concern from parents in several schools and towns nationwide, and thus far the controversy largely has ignored an important fact -- the penguins long ago split up, with one of them going on to nest with the opposite sex. Read More
Canadian churches hope to see 'gay marriage' law reversed
OTTAWA, Ontario (BP)--Christians across Canada are being urged to contact their representatives in Parliament and encourage them to support an upcoming motion to reopen the debate over "gay marriage." Read More
South Africa’s parliament passes 'gay marriage' bill; could be law within days
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BP)--South Africa's parliament passed a bill Nov. 14 that would legalize "gay marriage," virtually assuring that within days the country will become the fifth worldwide to redefine the natural definition of marriage. Read More