The peers rejected an effort to defeat the bill during its second reading, sending the legislation to a committee and report stage, before it returns to the House of Lords for a final vote.
The London Gay Men's Chorus joined thousands supporting marriage equality outside the Houses of Parliament Monday, demonstrating their support with a performance of Erasure's 'A Little Respect.'
The DOMA Project has released a statement from the pop singer and his husband, who were married last year.
The Illinois state House ended its session today without a vote on the bill.
France's new law on marriage and adoption rights goes against Russian law, says a children's rights official in the latter country.