Same-sex marriage in Connecticut http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38414/all en Bill Clinton urges repeal of US gay marriage ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/bill-clinton-urges-repeal-us-gay-marriage-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US president Bill Clinton on Friday urged the Supreme Court to overturn a bill he signed in 1996 defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, calling it "discriminatory."</p> <p>Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act after it was approved by a wide majority in Congress, believing it would prevent the passage of an outright ban on same-sex marriage, he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/bill-clinton-urges-repeal-us-gay-marriage-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Defense of Marriage Act Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Same-sex marriage in the United States AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:46:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777016 at http://www.globalpost.com Poll finds US Catholic support for gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/poll-finds-us-catholic-support-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Catholics support gay marriage by a larger margin than ordinary Americans despite Church teachings that forbid it, a new poll out Friday has found.</p> <p>The Quinnipiac University poll found 54 percent of Catholics support same-sex marriage while just 38 percent are opposed, compared to a 47-43 percent margin among all American voters.</p> <p>Both margins represent a reversal from the 36-55 percent opposition among all voters the group found as recently as July 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/poll-finds-us-catholic-support-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family law Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777062 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado latest US state to approve gay unions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/colorado-latest-us-state-approve-gay-unions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday approved a bill to allow same-sex civil unions, the latest US state to back legalized gay marriages or partnerships.</p> <p>Homosexual activists hailed the 39-26 vote by the state's House of Representatives supporting the bill, which has already passed the senate and is expected to come into force on May 1 after Governor John Hickenlooper signs it.</p> <p>"Congratulations, Colorado," said Rea Carey, head of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, adding that "while not a substitute for full civil marriage, this measure is an important step forward. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/colorado-latest-us-state-approve-gay-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Family law Hospitality Law Politics Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782073 at http://www.globalpost.com Queue forms early for US hearing on same-sex marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/queue-forms-early-us-hearing-same-sex-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With Thermos bottles, sleeping bags and a few good books, about a dozen people lined up Friday to be among the first to attend oral arguments at the US Supreme Court on gay marriage.</p> <p>Never mind that the hearings don't begin until next Tuesday. They said they were determined to have front-row seats at one of the year's most anticipated sessions of the highest court in the nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/queue-forms-early-us-hearing-same-sex-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Same-sex marriage in Connecticut AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:33:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791549 at http://www.globalpost.com French Senate approves gay marriage bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/french-senate-approves-gay-marriage-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> France's Senate on Wednesday approved the crucial first article of a bill granting gay couples the right to marry, clearing the way for a law that has sparked protests from conservatives and religious groups, reports AFP.</p><P>The upper house approved the article overnight by a vote of 179 to 157, with all Senators from the ruling Socialists voting in favour and five from the main opposition right-wing UMP breaking ranks with their colleagues to approve it.</p><P>The full bill must still be approved by the Senate, as well as another controversial article granting homosexual couples the ri</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/french-senate-approves-gay-marriage-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family law François Rebsamen Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Social Issues War Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:48:11 +0000 Asianet 5811932 at http://www.globalpost.com French parliament adopts gay marriage law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/french-parliament-adopts-gay-marriage-law-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's lower house National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a bill legalising same-sex marriages and adoptions for gay couples, defying months of opposition protests.</p> <p>In its second and final reading, a majority of lawmakers approved the bill by a vote of 331 to 225.</p> <p>"After 136 hours and 46 minutes of debate, Parliament has adopted the law opening marriage to same-sex couples," the Socialist speaker of the Assembly, Claude Bartolone, said after the vote.</p> <p>Justice Minister Christiane Taubira hailed the adoption of the bill as a "historic" moment in French history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130423/french-parliament-adopts-gay-marriage-law-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family law Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Social Issues AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:01:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5823283 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia lawmakers reject controversial gay marriage bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/colombia-lawmakers-reject-controversial-gay-marriage-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eduardo Garcia and Carlos Vargas</p> <p>BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a polarizing bill to allow same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation, as hundreds of people took to the streets to demonstrate for and against the measure.</p> <p>The bill was rejected by 51 out of 102 lawmakers in the Senate - with 17 in favour. The negative vote was widely expected, given that lawmakers from the ruling coalition had made an alliance to oppose the initiative.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/colombia-lawmakers-reject-controversial-gay-marriage-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family law Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:00:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5824622 at http://www.globalpost.com Rhode Island lawmakers pass gay marriage bill; governor signs it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/rhode-island-lawmakers-pass-gay-marriage-bill-governor-signs-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Edith Honan</p> <p>(Reuters) - Rhode Island lawmakers gave final approval to a bill to legalize gay marriage on Thursday, making it the 10th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples and the last of the six New England states to do so.</p> <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, signed the bill into law almost immediately after the vote on Thursday. The new law will take effect on August 1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/rhode-island-lawmakers-pass-gay-marriage-bill-governor-signs-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eastern United States Family law Farriers Lincoln Chafee Politics of the United States Religion Rhode Island Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Same-sex marriage in the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 May 2013 07:55:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5834381 at http://www.globalpost.com Delaware to vote on becoming 11th state to allow gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/delaware-vote-becoming-11th-state-allow-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Edith Honan</p> <p>(Reuters) - Delaware lawmakers will take up a gay marriage bill on Tuesday in a bid to make the state the 11th to allow same-sex couples to wed.</p> <p>The scheduled vote in the state's Democrat-controlled Senate follows the General Assembly's passage of the bill several weeks ago. Governor Jack Markell, an outspoken supporter of gay marriage, has vowed to sign the bill into law if it clears the Senate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/delaware-vote-becoming-11th-state-allow-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Civil union Delaware Family law Hospitality Law Politics Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 May 2013 08:17:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5834394 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois bill to legalize gay marriage stalls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/illinois-bill-legalize-gay-marriage-stalls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - A bill to make Illinois the 13th state in the country to recognize same-sex marriage failed to win final approval on Friday before the state legislature adjourns until the fall.</p> <p>The measure, which the state Senate approved in February, did not come up for a vote in the state House of Representatives before it adjourned. Its chief sponsor vowed to seek a vote on the bill later this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/illinois-bill-legalize-gay-marriage-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Family law Hospitality Law LGBT in the United States Politics Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 01 Jun 2013 02:46:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5849817 at http://www.globalpost.com US support for same-sex marriage at record high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/us-support-same-sex-marriage-at-record-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Support for same-sex marriage in the United States has hit a record high just days after landmark US Supreme Court rulings on the issue, a poll showed Tuesday.</p> <p>According to a survey published by the USA Today newspaper, 55 percent of participants against 40 percent said they believed same-sex marriages should be recognized as valid, with couples granted the same rights as heterosexual couples.</p> <p>The only two demographic groups where a majority remained opposed to same-sex marriage were Republicans (68 percent) and people over the age of 65 (51 percent).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/us-support-same-sex-marriage-at-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Family law Hospitality Law Politics Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:31:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873894 at http://www.globalpost.com Households headed by single fathers at record level -US study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/households-headed-single-fathers-at-record-level-us-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Single fathers are running households in record numbers, while religion is seeming to lose its importance in American lives, according to recent surveys and polls conducted by the Pew Research Center.</p> <p>Other findings on topical issues included a nation divided over last week's Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage, Pew said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/households-headed-single-fathers-at-record-level-us-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Family law Hospitality Law Politics Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Thomson Reuters Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:31:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5875142 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen gives assent to British gay marriage law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/queen-gives-assent-british-gay-marriage-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain legalised gay marriage Wednesday after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal assent to a bill approved by lawmakers, paving the way for the first same sex weddings in 2014.</p> <p>Members of parliament cheered as they were told the historic bill had passed into law, making Britain the 15th country worldwide to legalise gay marriage.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron pushed through the bill despite fierce opposition within his Conservative party.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/queen-gives-assent-british-gay-marriage-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil union Politics Religion Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:03:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5886396 at http://www.globalpost.com Republican lawmakers join New Mexico legal fight against gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/republican-lawmakers-join-new-mexico-legal-fight-against-gay-ma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zelie Pollon</p> <p>SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers in New Mexico lined up on Tuesday to join the legal fight against gay marriage in the state, arguing that a county clerk who voluntarily began issuing licenses to same-sex couples last month overstepped his authority.</p> <p>New Mexico state law does not expressly permit or prohibit gay unions, and Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins began handing out marriage licenses to gay couples two weeks ago, saying he believed "equal protection should apply to everyone."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/republican-lawmakers-join-new-mexico-legal-fight-against-gay-ma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Family law Hospitality Law New Mexico Politics Same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 01:35:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5923723 at http://www.globalpost.com Hawaii lawmakers to hold special session to consider gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131027/hawaii-lawmakers-hold-special-session-consider-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Malia Mattoch</p> <p>HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii, which had a pioneering role in the acceptance of same-sex marriage in the United States two decades ago, could become the 15th state to extend marriage rights to gay couples when state lawmakers meet this week for a special session.</p> <p>Governor Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, has called the session to start on Monday to debate a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131027/hawaii-lawmakers-hold-special-session-consider-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Civil union Hospitality Law Politics Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Same-sex marriage in the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:51:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5972212 at http://www.globalpost.com