Marriage Equality
Read the latest news about marriage equality and the fight for gays and lesbians to obtain the right to marry. See the most recent updates on this international, national, regional, and state-by-state issue, which has been hotly contested by conservatives and far-right religious organizations. Learn about the straight allies who have been advocating for same-sex marriage in the spheres of society, entertainment, and politics, as well as the various opponents of marriage equality who seek to impede the progress of the LGBT rights movement.

PHOTOS: New Zealand's First Married Same-Sex Couples

As marriage equality took effect in New Zealand Monday morning, Kiwis across the nation exchanged I do's on land and in the air.

BY Editors

August 19 2013 10:50 AM ET

Paul McCarthy (left) and Trent Kandler celebrate after being married at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa.