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Serbia's lesbian PM at Pride takes tolerance 'one step at a time'

Belgrade - Serbia's lesbian prime minister said Sunday that she was working "one step at a time" towards a more tolerant society, as she joined Belgrade's annual gay march held under heavy security.

Pride walk with Serbia's gay PM, but activists want bolder talk

Belgrade - Serbia's lesbian prime minister is set to join rainbow-clad revellers at Belgrade's Pride parade on Sunday, a dramatic turn of events for the conservative country, where previous marches have erupted in homophobic violence.

Australia church 'cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post'

Sydney - Australia's prime minister Friday defended a church's right not to marry some couples following reports a woman's wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

Controversial Australia vote on same-sex marriage begins

Sydney - A contentious postal survey on same-sex marriage began in Australia Tuesday, with ballots delivered across the vast continent ahead of an expected fractious campaign between the "yes" and "no" sides.

Australia gay marriage debate highlights church divisions

Sydney - As Australia prepares for a contentious postal vote on legalising gay marriage, fierce divisions have emerged within the church, with many Christians disregarding traditional religious views as outdated.

Thousands rally in support of Australia gay marriage as polls narrow

Sydney - Thousands of Australians dressed in rainbow colours rallied Sunday in support of same-sex marriage ahead of a postal ballot, as polls showed the "yes" campaign's lead shrinking despite backing from the nation's top political leaders.

Australia court dismisses challenge to gay marriage postal vote

Sydney - Australia's High Court on Thursday threw out two challenges to a planned same-sex marriage postal vote, paving the way for a national survey on whether such unions should be legalised.

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Sydney - Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia's highest court Tuesday against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue, calling it divisive and harmful.

White House to give guidance on Trump transgender military ban: WSJ

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration is set to deliver the Pentagon guidance in coming days on how to implement his ban on transgender people serving in the military, The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday.

Australia's Catholic church warns employees on gay marriage

Sydney - One of Australia's top Catholics has warned the church's thousands of employees it will only tolerate traditional views on marriage, as the country prepares for a vote on whether gay couples can wed.

Court action against Australia gay marriage postal vote

Sydney - Same-sex marriage advocates on Thursday launched legal action in Australia's highest court against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue, as debate raged over whether the ballot should be boycotted.

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Sydney - Australia's bitter political battle over legalising gay marriage came to a head Wednesday, with the government pushing ahead with a postal vote after parliament rejected a referendum -- both options bitterly opposed by activists.

Australia plans postal vote on gay marriage

Sydney - Australia will hold a voluntary postal vote on whether to legalise gay marriage if parliament rejects plans for a plebiscite on the contentious issue, the prime minister said Tuesday.

Mexico's top court allows same-sex marriage in Puebla state

Puebla - Mexico's south-central Puebla state became the country's latest jurisdiction to approve same-sex marriages Tuesday, after the Supreme Court gave the green light.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - The Maltese parliament has approved gay marriage, which now is authorised in more than 20 nations worldwide, 15 of which are in Europe.

Clashes in Chile as right-wing Catholic group protests LGBT rights

Santiago - Police in Chile on Monday used tear gas and water cannon to separate rival protests sparked by a Spanish right-wing Catholic group that opposes gay and transgender rights.

Marchers call for same-sex marriage at Chile Gay Pride rally

Santiago - Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of Chile's capital Saturday for the city's Gay Pride march, calling for passage of a same-sex marriage bill that has been promised by President Michelle Bachelet.

Rainbow flags, bubbly to cheer German gay marriage vote

Berlin - Gay and lesbian activists waving rainbow flags cheered in joyful celebration Friday as Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage, a victory in a decades-old rights struggle.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Germany legalised gay marriage on Friday, which now is authorised in about 20 nations around the world, the majority of which are in Europe.

Germany legalises same-sex marriage despite Merkel's objections

Berlin - Germany legalised same-sex marriage Friday despite the personal objections of Chancellor Angela Merkel, as the nation joined many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights including adoption.

Germany to pass same-sex marriage law

Berlin - Germany is expected to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, joining many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption.

WorldPride festivities kicks off in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of revellers, many draped in rainbow flags, packed a Madrid square on Wednesday for the official launch of WorldPride festivities, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay and transgender rights.

Same-sex marriage push divides Merkel's ruling coalition

Berlin - Germany is set to legalise same-sex marriage Friday after a heated coalition spat sealed an election-year divorce between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her centre-left governing partners.

German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote Friday

Berlin - Germany's parliament is set to vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage Friday after the lower house legislative committee put it on the agenda, its chairwoman said.

French ethics body urges end to fertility treatment bans

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's proposal to let single women and lesbian couples receive fertility treatment received a boost Tuesday with an ethics body recommending they be given the same access as heterosexual couples.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe.

Germany set to legalise same-sex marriage

Berlin - Germany is set to legalise same-sex marriage as early as this week, it emerged Tuesday, after an election-year shift on the issue by Chancellor Angela Merkel sparked a rapid push for a parliamentary vote.

Merkel softens her opposition to gay marriage

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday softened for the first time her opposition to gay marriage, as her conservative party comes under growing pressure on the issue ahead of elections in September.

Top US court to tackle religion, gay rights in wedding cake case

Washington - The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to review whether a Colorado baker discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to make their wedding cake on religious grounds.

New York's gay pride march: anti-Trump but also pro-fun

New York - Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge Gay Pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or waving virulently anti-Trump signs.
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