November 8, 2002 |
Canadian Justice Minister Martin Cauchon, citing increased support in polls, asked Parliament to consider legalizing gay marriage or a new "civil union" category, which would recognize homosexual unions. Those are two of four options he asked the lawmakers to examine in a bid to deal with conflicting rulings on whether marriage should remain heterosexual only.
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April 27, 1994 |
Week after week, over coffee, Barbara Robinson and John Beringer debated war, politics and religion. They should have known love wasn't far behind. Surrounded by friends and family, Beringer and Robinson were married Saturday in Cyrano's Coffee House in Orange, where they had met just over four months ago. "It's not as impulsive as it sounds," said Robinson, 45, a Superior Court clerk from Orange. "I just can't think of anyone else in the world I'd rather be with than him."
January 20, 2005 |
The Louisiana Supreme Court, meeting in New Orleans, unanimously reinstated an amendment to the state constitution that blocked same-sex marriage. The amendment was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September. The high court reversed a ruling by a state district judge who had struck down the "defense of marriage" amendment in October on the grounds that the measure dealt with more than one subject, in violation of the Louisiana Constitution.
August 7, 1992 |
"You just have to be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a tart in the bedroom. As long as the house is clean and organized and they are fed and they have plenty of sex, they'll never run away." --Jerry Hall in a 1985 magazine interview W ell, almost never . . . While Jerry Hall was scrubbing the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove and feeding her man's libido, Mick Jagger was apparently off trying to get some satisfaction.
January 6, 1990 |
A 17-year-old newlywed may consider her marriage a match made in heaven, but officials of her Roman Catholic high school who found out about it from a newspaper photo call it grounds for dismissal. Elizabeth and Xavier Valeri celebrated their vows earlier this week. It was the 1990s' first Cook County wedding and a photo of them was featured prominently in the Chicago Sun-Times. When officials of Maria High School saw the newspaper, they told Elizabeth that the marriage violated school policy.
November 16, 1998 |
A law recognizing the legal validity of marriages contracted in church, passed earlier this year, took effect in Poland, PAP news agency said. The law, passed on the basis of a Concordat Treaty between Poland and the Vatican, gave marriages performed by clergymen binding legal status identical to that of civil ceremonies conducted at state registry offices. According to laws initially enacted by the now-defunct, officially atheist Communist regime, only civil marriages were recognized as legal.
March 12, 2000 |
The West Virginia Legislature voted Saturday to ban homosexual marriages and prohibit the state from recognizing such marriages performed in other states. On the last day of the 60-day legislative session, the House approved the measure, 96-to-3, and sent it to the governor for his signature. The Senate previously passed it unanimously. Gov. Cecil Underwood introduced the ban, so his agreement is expected. Underwood was not immediately available for comment.
June 11, 2006 |
Arizona's attorney general believes fugitive polygamist leader Warren Jeffs recently returned to perform more marriages involving underage girls in Colorado City, Ariz., his church's community along the Utah-Arizona state line. Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard told a Salt Lake City newspaper that he plans to meet with FBI officials Monday about the case.
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June 29, 1996 |
The Unitarian Universalist Assn. has voted to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriages, making it the first denomination in the country to do so. Meeting in Indianapolis, delegates to the liberal religious group's annual convention this week voted overwhelmingly--667 to 19--to "proclaim the worth of marriage between any two committed persons."
February 22, 1997 |
Gov. Gary Locke vetoed a bill banning same-sex marriages, calling it "divisive and unnecessary." Leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature said they would try to override the Democratic governor's veto. If they failed, they vowed to place a referendum on gay marriage on the November ballot. The vetoed measure defined marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman.