Married and maiden names
A married name is a family name or surname adopted by a person upon marriage. When a person (traditionally the wife in many cultures) assumes the family name of his or her spouse, that name replaces t...
Landmark: Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday made marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide, declaring that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. The landm...
Ireland Becomes First Country To Legalise Same-Sex Marriage By Popular Vote
Irish voters have decisively voted in favour of marriage equality, making Ireland the first country to do so through the ballot box. Only one of the 43 constituencies voted against the proposal – Rosc...
Irish voters make history in gay marriage referendum
Polls have opened in Ireland, where voters are making history as the republic becomes the first country to ask its electorate to legalise gay marriage. More than 3 million voters have been invited to...
A mother in India may be behind the country’s first gay matrimonial ad
The ad seeks an animal-loving vegetarian groom "for my son." Forget Tinder. When an Indian mother wants her son to get married, she doesn't hesitate to take matters into her own hands. In Mumbai, Har...
Luxembourg PM First EU Leader To Marry Same-Sex Partner
Luxembourg's prime minister has become the first serving EU leader - and second leader in the world - to marry a same-sex partner. Xavier Bettel married Gauthier Destenay on Friday in a private ceremo...
Over Half of Alabama Counties Defy Feds by Blocking Gay Marriage
At least 35 of 67 Alabama counties were not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, in defiance of a federal ruling to do so, according to an ABC News count.
Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage is getting more attention, with a lot of people on both sides of the issue.
Mukoyoshi
A mukoyōshi (婿養子) (literally "adopted son-in-law") is an adult man who is adopted into a Japanese family as a daughter's husband, and who takes the family's surname.Generally in Japan, a woman tak...
Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is marriage between two people of the same sex. Legal recognition of same-sex marriage or the possibility to perform a same-sex marriage is sometimes ref...
Same-sex marriage in Israel
Same-sex marriage cannot legally be performed in Israel. Under the confessional community system that operates in Israel, each of the recognized confessional communities regulates the personal status,...
LGBT rights in Portugal
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Portugal have improved substantially in the past decade and are now among the best in the world. After a long period of oppression during the Sa...
Timeline of same-sex marriage
This page contains a timeline of significant events regarding same-sex marriage and legal recognition of same-sex couples worldwide. It begins with the history of same-sex unions during ancient times,...
Landmark: Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday made marriage for same-sex couples legal nationwide, declaring that refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples violates the Constitution. The landm...
Status of same-sex marriage
A same-sex marriage refers to the marriage of a same-sex couple. The legal status of same-sex marriage has changed in recent years in numerous jurisdictions around the world. Summarized in this articl...
Same-sex marriage in Spain
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Spain since 3 July 2005. In 2004, the nation's newly elected Socialist Party (PSOE) government, led by Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, beg...
Same-sex marriage in South Africa
Same-sex marriage has been legal in South Africa since the Civil Union Act came into force on 30 November 2006. The decision of the Constitutional Court in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fouri...
Same-sex marriage in Sweden
Same-sex marriage in Sweden has been legal since 1 May 2009, following the adoption of a new, gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish parliament on 1 April 2009, making Sweden the seventh countr...
Divorce of same-sex couples
The extension of civil marriage, union, and domestic partnership rights to same-sex couples in various jurisdictions can raise legal issues upon dissolution of these unions that are not experienced by...
Same-sex marriage and the family
Concerns regarding same-sex marriage and the family are at the forefront of the controversies over legalization of same-sex marriage. In the United States, an estimated 1 million to 9 million children...
Same-sex marriage in Belgium
On 1 June 2003, Belgium became the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the Netherlands. "Statutory cohabitation", open to any two cohabiting persons, is also possible sinc...
LGBT parenting
LGBT parenting refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people parenting one or more children. This includes children raised by same-sex couples (same-sex parenting), children raised b...
Marriage (conflict)
Conflict of marriage laws is the conflict of laws regarding marriage in different jurisdictions. When marriage-related issues arise between couples with diverse backgrounds, questions as to which lega...
Same-sex marriage in Iceland
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Iceland since 27 June 2010. The bill providing a gender-neutral marriage definition was passed by the Icelandic Althing on 11 June 2010. No members of parliament vo...
Same-sex marriage in Canada
On July 20, 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act which provi...
Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, same-sex marriage (Dutch: Huwelijk tussen personen van gelijk geslacht or commonly homohuwelijk) has been legal since 1 April 2001. The Netherlands was the first country in the wor...
Same-sex marriage in Australia
Same-sex unions are treated as de facto unions under Australian federal law, though each Australian state and territory is entitled to create their own laws with respect to same-sex relationship regis...
Same-sex marriage in Mexico City
Same-sex marriage is legal in Mexico City —the Federal District of Mexico— having been approved by its Legislative Assembly on 21 December 2009, and signed into law by Head of Government Marcelo Ebrar...
LGBT rights opposition
LGBT rights opposition refers to opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights. Organizations influential in LGBT rights opposition frequently oppose the enactment of laws making ...
Gender identity
Gender identity is a person's private sense and subjective experience of their own gender. This is generally described as one's private sense of being a man or a woman, consisting primarily of the acc...
Same-sex marriage legislation around the world
Civil Unions in Chile are not in effect and has not been approved by the president yet.Same-sex marriage is legal in seventeen countries: the Netherlands (2001/2012), Belgium (200...