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Why Lance Bass’ big gay wedding matters

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Lance Bass
E!’s airing of the ‘N Sync-er’s marriage will be America’s first televised gay wedding. Is it gross to put your wedding on TV? Yes, obviously. But it’s also important. [...]

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Alabama judges weighing whether to officiate same-sex weddings

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson embrace near the Montgomery County Courthouse, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., where they planned to stay overnight hoping to be married the following morning. Later that day, a federal judge stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks.
While Alabama law requires probate courts to issue marriage licenses, judges and other court officials have the option of whether to perform wedding ceremonies. [...]

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Iowa venue settles bias complaint filed by gay couple, will discontinue all weddings

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Görtz Haus owners Betty and Richard Odgaard
The owners of a gallery and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony at their central Iowa business have stopped doing weddings altogether. [...]

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‘Snooki’ becomes ordained minister so she can officiate gay pals’ wedding

Sunday, January 25, 2015
The motivation behind Snooki's new side career? She plans to officiate the June 19 wedding of her hairstylists, Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller. [...]

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United Kingdom’s first same-sex pagan wedding held in Scotland

Monday, January 19, 2015
Tom Lanting and Iain Robertson
The United Kindsom's first Pagan same-sex wedding took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are both Hedge Witches and live in Edinbrugh. [...]

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Mexicali officials finally allow same-sex couple to marry, ending 18-month fight

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Fernando Urias  (left) and Victor Manuel Aguirre, marry in Mexicali on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
The first same-sex marriage in Baja California was held Saturday in the city of Mexicali after officials ended an 18-month fight that led to a Mexican Supreme Court order to permit the wedding, a lawyer for the couple said. [...]

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Methodists end case against bishop who officiated same-sex wedding

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Bishop Melvin G. Talbert
A church statement says the case against retired Bishop Melvin G. Talbert is ending with a settlement that the denomination calls a "just resolution." [...]

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Jacksonville law firm to host weddings after courthouse shuts couples out

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Jacksonville attorneys Shannon Schott and Belkis Plata
The firm says it will open it offices to couples who need a place to wed after the Duval County courthouse announced it would close its doors to all weddings rather than allow same-sex ceremonies. [...]

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Dominican government won’t recognize same-sex marriage performed at Embassy

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The statement comes two days after the British embassy tweeted that a Dominican man and his British partner had exchanged vows in its Santo Domingo offices. [...]

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Egypt reduces sentences of 8 men convicted for taking part in alleged gay wedding

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Eight Egyptian men are convicted for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Saturday's verdict that sentenced each of them to three years in prison is the latest in a crackdown by authorities against gays.
An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the conviction of eight men for "inciting debauchery" for appearing in an alleged same-sex wedding video, but reduced their sentences from three to one year in prison. [...]

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