Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, Japan, is welcoming same-sex couples to hold wedding ceremonies. The country does not legally recognize same-sex marriages.
Updated December 10: After an initial win, a Mississippi marriage case will have oral argument in early January.
The legislation would protect public employees from punishment if they cite religious beliefs in denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Updated January 7: Florida became the 36th U.S. state (plus Washington, D.C.) to embrace marriage equality just after midnight on January 6, 2015.
A gay man married in Iowa says the Texas DMV discriminated against him when an employee refused to allow him to change his name to his married surname.
The judge says he didn't realize both spouses were women, and since Ohio law doesn't recognize their marriage, their divorce likely isn't valid either.