As of June 26, 2015:
To date: 23 countries have legalized same-sex marriage: Argentina (2010), Belgium (2003), Brazil (2013), Canada (nationwide 2005), Denmark (2012), Finland (eff. 2017) France (2013), Greenland (Oct. 2015) Iceland (2010), Ireland (eff. TBD) Luxembourg (2015), Mexico (nationwide, eff. TBD) Netherlands (2001), New Zealand (2013), Norway (2009), Portugal (2010), Slovenia (eff. TBD), South Africa (2006), Spain (2005), Sweden (2009), Uruguay (2013), Untied Kingdom (England and Wales, 2014), United States and territories (nationwide 2015).
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize same-sex marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional…
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015Marco Rubio was the subject of a fawning profile on today’s edition of “The 700 Club,” in which host Pat Robertson hailed the GOP presidential candidate as “the Democrats’ worst nightmare.”
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015The measure bars public funds from being used in same-sex marriage licenses. Although it failed in the House, it was inserted into a Senate bill and is likely set for a vote Wednesday.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the…
- Monday, May 25, 2015The morning after Ireland learned it had become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin, looked out at the future of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Sunday, May 24, 2015Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn - some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads. Ireland's unexpectedly strong 62 percent "yes" to adding same-sex marriage to its…
- Saturday, May 23, 2015Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize same-sex marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."
- Friday, May 22, 2015When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York.
- Friday, May 22, 2015Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote.