Jean-Michel Colo is the mayor of Arcangues, a commune in the South of France, and he’s facing a fine and jail time for refusing to marry a same-sex couple.
The United Kingdom’s House of Lords has voted to endorse the country’s proposed marriage equality legislation. The UK’s lower house, the House of Commons, already approved the bill in a 366-161 vote in May.
On Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday,” she, Reverend Ed Bacon, and authors Elizabeth Lesser and Mark Nepo take on the marriage equality debate.
The Scottish Parliament has announced that a bill proposing full marriage equality will be heard within the next month.
United States Marine Corps Captain Phelps and his partner Ben Schock were married over the weekend on May 25. Phelps proposed to Schock at the White House in December 2012.
Nevada just took another step towards repealing its ban on marriage equality, when the state Assembly passed a resolution that could result in a revocation of the 2002 state constitutional amendment.
In New York, flash mobs happen. On May 11th, Carl Marucci used one to propose to his longtime boyfriend Drew Marsenison in Central Park.
France's top court ruled Friday that recent legislation permitting same-sex marriage and adoption adheres to the constitution. It is expected that President Francois Hollande will sign the bill into law as early as Saturday.
Despite Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili's assurances that citizens would be protected at a pro-LGBT rally in Tbilisi, gay rights activists were forced to flee after thousands broke through police barricades on Friday.