In October 2013, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government, which governs Canberra, passed a same-sex marriage bill allowing gay couples to wed under federal law.
Hawaii, now the fifteenth state with marriage equality, began hosting its first same-sex weddings early on Monday, December 2, when the new law took effect.
The Human Rights Campaign launched its “Love Conquers Hate” project in early November in order to increase awareness and raise support for Russia’s LGBT community. Pop icon and “Good Girl Gone Wild” singer Madonna added her name to the list of A-list Hollywood stars when she took to Instagram to show her support for the cause.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said the state’s LGBT employee protections combined with the ban on same-sex marriage helps to create “a healthy balance.”
An Italian judge in the city of Bologna has granted a gay male couple temporary custody of a three-year-old girl.
At the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's 52nd Equal Opportunity Day Dinner, select honorees are recognized for their civil rights and economic empowerment work; this year’s award winners include Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the last remaining of the Civil Rights Movement’s “Big Six,” and…Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy.
Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie signed legislation on Wednesday officially legalizing same-sex marriage in the Aloha state following its passage through the Senate on Tuesday.
Hawai'i has passed SB1, joining 15 other states in its recognition of same-sex marriage.
Meredith Baxter, 66-years-old, is engaged to her longtime girlfriend, Nancy Locke. The couple have been together for seven years.