Australia's Capital Territory passed marriage equality legislation in October, and the nation's High Court declined to issue a ruling before the law takes effect Saturday.
The first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois ties the knot in a court-ordered ceremony
Jewish leaders objected strongly to a comparison between gay couples and neo-Nazis used by a leader of an anti-marriage equality group.
The administrative decision goes against some existing case law regarding the legal status of same-sex partners who are not married.
It's not out of the question, says leading equality foe Maggie Gallagher, who also used a recent radio appearance to assert once again that same-sex marriage is 'going to hurt a lot of children.'
A judge Monday ordered the immediate issuance of a marriage license to Vernita Gray, who has cancer, and partner Patricia Ewert.