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  • U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Defense Of Marriage Act in win for gays

    June 26, 2013 | 7:27 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a central portion of a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.

    The ruling, on a 5-4 vote, means that legally married gay men and women are...

  • Israel sees first civil union

    April 13, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    An Israeli couple was married in a civil union for the first time.

    The wedding Tuesday follows the passage last year of a civil union law, which allows couples in which both partners are not Jewish to have a civil marriage.

    Twenty-five Israeli couples have already met the criteria, The Jerusalem Post reported, and all have been questioned by local religious authorities to make sure they are not Jewish.

  • Knesset passes civil union bill

    March 16, 2010 | 3:29 pm

    Israel’s Knesset passed a civil union bill, although it is expected to help only a small percentage of Israelis who do not want a religious wedding.

    The bill introduced by the Yisrael Beiteinu party passed its second and third readings during a midnight vote Monday. The lawmakers’...

  • Gay rabbis getting married—and marrying

    By Amy Klein Religion Editor

    June 17, 2008 | 8:53 pm

    It's almost 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, and the line at the West Hollywood Park snakes around itself, as some 400 people wait to obtain marriage licenses on this first official day that the State of California is issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples (aside from one wedding on...
  • Lesbian couple weds in Jewish ceremony in Beverly Hills

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 16, 2008 | 10:08 pm

    Amid a crush of photographers, a handful of largely drowned-out protesters, and hundreds of supporters tossing rose petals, Diane Olson and Robin Tyler stood under a chuppah on the Beverly Hills Courthouse steps on Monday evening to become one of the first lesbian couples to legally...